But garlic is prized as a culinary ingredient and herbal remedy by virtually every culture. It is a proven antimicrobial food that enhances general immune function and blood flow. It boosts cardiovascular health and has anti-inflammatory properties. Garlic increases body levels of hydrogen sulfide leading to relaxed arteries and improved blood flow. Garlic is also being studied as an anticancer agents.
When consumed in large quantities, garlic can serve as a blood thinner.
The more finely garlic is chopped or crushed, the more healthful properties are activated and the more that are retained in cooking.
Tip: 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder is equivalent to one clove of garlic
Did you know there is a garlic festival in July in San Francisco?