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Thank Goodness for Garlic

Garlic is often associated with creating strong breath and in folklore, for warding off vampires.

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?

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  • Jeff November 12, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Garlic is indeed awesome. I set my oven to 400, wrap a head in tin foil, and roast until candy-like.