Thursday, January 23, 2014

An Amazing Healing Food; Garlic!

We all talk about benefits of garlic most of the time..An amazing vegetable (it grows as a vegetable and  I think it is classed as a vegetable like an onion) used widely as a flavoring in cooking,

It has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases like treat hypertension,bronchitis, liver disorders, tuberculosis,  dysentery, flatulence, colic, rheumatism, intestinal worms,, diabetes, and fevers.

I use garlic a lot for cooking..also since I have high blood pressure, I swallow sometimes a clove..Searching never ends and I love discovering new things and replacing to old knowledge by new knowledge especially for cooking to get more benefits of food God gives us.

Cooking with benefitful garlic;

-Many of garlic's health benefits (including its anti-cancer properties) are preserved if the whole cloves are crushed and allowed to sit for 10 minutes prior to cooking.

-Use garlic raw chopped or pressed in your dishes to take advantage of the benefits.
In the absence of chopping or crushing, research has shown that just 60 seconds of immediate microwaving will cause garlic to lose some of its cancer-protective properties.

What if you cannot tolerate raw garlic?? You can add chopped garlic to foods while they are cooking and the best to add it towards the end of the cooking process for the maximum amount of flavor and nutrition.

Another one;
Microwaving or boiling garlic in uncrushed, whole clove form will deactivate its enzymes, research has shown.

To freeze peeled garlic; It reduces its flavor profile and changes its texture.

Not to do;
If you would like to combine garlic with oil, just avoid high-temperature heating of this oil-garlic mixture.

And garlic!! Against Stress and toxins for a Better Mood!!
It also protects your heart and liver from the damaging effects of alcohol.

An easy way to get benefits of garlic;

Medeterranean Dressing

  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • sea salt
  •  pepper to taste

  • Don't worry, be healthy!


    1. The dressing sounds yummy. I love garlic! Yonca, wishing you a happy weekend!

    2. Garlic has so many benefits. Pity I can't use it, because my husband can't stand the smell or the taste.

    3. I adore garlic and use it loads. Luckily I live in a garlic-loving country - France - so we all smell of it all the time. Ha ha! Found you on Blog Commenting Weekend on FB, hope to see you back on my blog soon. Thanks!!

    4. Garlic is amazing isn't it? I swear I eat it almost everyday and love adding it to most of my meals. The health benefits are just a huge plus!

    5. I'm from Puerto Rico, and we use garlic a lot in our dishes I will definitely will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    6. So much useful info! I love garlic, as does my husband, so we tend to cook with it often! I love the new ideas!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    7. I've heard of the benefits of garlic, but not to the extent that you talk about it in this post.

      I wish I loved it so that I would eat a lot of it, but I don't... at least not in heavy quantities. I like it more as a mild flavor enhancer.

      Oh well, I do love strawberries and I eat blueberries in my cereal, so I hope I'm getting some added antioxidants there!

    8. I knew garlic was fabulous for a lot of things, but had no idea it could help improve your mood! Wow!

    9. Love garlic. Love more ideas for using it! Thanks so much

    10. I've used garlic in my juice I make from my juicer to help fight colds. I love garlic! Thanks for sharing!

    11. Yeah! Garlic is the king of the kitchen! and healthy too. I use it in everything. I remember my mother would not cook if there was no garlic available. It's my cure all and season all! Cheers to garlic!


    I' m loving to read your comments:)


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