Do You Life Garlic?

Garlic has a strong odor for a reason, it is because of a sulfur compound.  Sulfur compounds are well known for their strong odors. The fact is that sulfur compounds in intestinal gas are responsible for the smell of flatulence. Those sulfur compounds are pretty potent stuff, considering that they make up just one percent of the total intestinal gas released!

Learn about the ‘Health Benefits of Garlic’ – click on the video below to hear Diana and Randy disagree about it.

1. Garlic is a Healthy Aphrodisiac!

Tibetan monks were forbidden from entering the monasteries if they had eaten garlic.
It stirs up passions due to it’s ability to increase the circulation.

2. Garlic is an Anti-biotic:

The allicin in garlic is also a powerful antibiotic , which fights infection and bacteria. British researchers gave 146 people either a placebo or a garlic extract for 12 weeks; the garlic takers were two-thirds less likely to catch a cold. Other studies suggest that garlic lovers who chow more than six cloves a week have a 30% lower rate of colorectal cancer and a 50% lower rate of stomach cancer.Garlic helps to open clogged sinuses. Antimicrobial properties of allicin from garlic.

3. Garlic is an Anti-oxidant:

Researchers have widely believed that the organic compound, allicin, which gives garlic its aroma and flavour, acts as the world’s most powerful antioxidant. But until now it hasn’t been clear how allicin works, or how it stacks up compared to more common antioxidants such as Vitamin E and coenzyme. – Research Sheds Light on Health Benefits of Garlic

Traditional Chinese medicine used of garlic for more than 3,000 years.  Current research is trying to determine the role it could play in treating many health problems such as heart disease and stroke to possibly helping to prevent cancer and increasing your immune system.

4.  Garlic reduces Cholesterol:

Many studies have confirmed that garlic in several forms can reduce cholesterol. Research:  The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians

“We ate lots of garlic in my home…my father would grow it and it went in everything. He would make garlic sandwiches which we all loved to eat. Toast with butter and chopped garlic and a sprinkle of salt mmmm it was yummy. There were 3 girls in our family and my father used to love to tell us that the garlic would grow hair on our chests!”  Diana Herrington

garlic has unique health benefits

Garlic History:

  • The pharaohs in ancient Egyptians valued garlic so higly that they placed it in tombs, including in King Tut’s.
  • A long time ago garlic was used as currency.
  • Ancient Greeks gave it to Olympian athletes for strength and stamina.
  • 5,000-year-old Sanskrit records in India describe its curative properties.

Why it is best to let garlic sit for 5 – 10 minutes.

To get most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking.  Waiting 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form.  If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait. What is Allicin?

I was having dinner with some friends one evening. My friend, Catherine had made a stir fry with lots of garlic in it; she told me that she could only eat organic garlic as when she ate non-organic garlic she would have extreme digestive problems.

Sometimes it is easier to use some Organic Freeze Dried Garlic and have no chopping and peeling.  This BioPure garlic is certified organic and sustainably grown on high quality soils in northern Canada.

Ultimate Garlic Recipe: Simple Garlic Zucchini

Do you like garlic?  If so make a comment.

More Garlic Recipes:

Lentil Stew This savory soup has all the benefits of the mighty powerfood lentils plus much more.

Chinese Vegetables The Real Food For Life version of a classic dish.

Vegetable Stew Quick and easy like the Simple Garlic Zucchini but with more vegetables.

Onion Gravy Everyone needs a great tasting healthy gravy like this.

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