Garlic, What’s the Big Deal?

It is no surprise that garlic’s distinct flavor is found in dishes world wide. You can tell from the moment you peel a fresh clove of garlic that this pungent plant is potent indeed!

In addition to its versatile flavor, garlic has the ability to boost the immune system. Those who regularly consume garlic often have fewer colds, and the colds they do get resolve more quickly.

One of the leading causes of death in the United States is heart disease. Research suggests garlic may be able to slow down atherosclerosis, lower blood pressure, and thin blood, which may reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Powerful flavors often indicate powerful compounds at work. Many culinary traditions employ spices to improve food safety and prevent food spoilage; and today, science has given us solid evidence to verify this. Garlic has been shown to be more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting Campylobacter, a bacteria responsible for foodborne illness in some 2.4 million Americans each year.

Consider garlic both food and medicine as you approach the final stretches of winter. Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts are an easy, delicious way to give your family an irresistible dose of an incredible medicine!

For more information:
news.wsu.edu/2012/05/01/garlic-compound-fightssource-of-food-borne-illness/
umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/garlic