Unexpected garlic

Written by Robin - July 27, 2008 3 Comments

Garlic


Like many people, I’m always on the lookout for food with health benefits.  And, like many more people, I absolutely love love love garlic and put it in practically everything I make.  So I was delighted to find out that not only does it ward off vampires, but it is good for you too.

Certain culinary traditions, such as some Asian and Mediterranean diets, have often been promoted as healthy.  In addition to having lots of plant based ingredients in common, these diets are rich in garlic.  Recently, scientists pointed out that garlic consumption stimulates the body’s natural production of hydrogen sulfide which relaxes blood vessels.  Further study is needed, but the connection between hydrogen sulfide and garlic has many positive implications for cardiovascular health; it may lower blood pressure and protect cells during heart attacks.

The research was done on the equivalent of two cloves a day.  That is no problem for a garlic addict like myself, but, for a garlic novice that might seem like a daunting amount.  Here are three garlicious ideas for getting more garlic:

Don’t forget to brush your teeth!

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3 Outstanding Responses to "Unexpected garlic"

    Diana on July 27, 2008 at 4:55 am

    That spread sounds delicious, I’m going to try it.

    Robyn's Online World on July 27, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Garlic is the most fabulous food! I love it on everything – yum, yum, yum! I will have to try the garlic spread. Generally, I will just roast the garlic with a little olive oil, kosher salt and fresh pepper and then squeeze it out of the paper and mash it. Then use that as a spread. The cheese and basil sounds like a very nice addition though.

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