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Garlic and Onions: More Than Flavor

It seems like every savory meal starts with sauteing garlic and onions. Our favorite pungently flavored veggies might just provide a lot more than flavor when it come to cancer prevention.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published a report suggesting that folks consuming significant amounts of onions and garlic may be decreasing their risk of developing certain types of cancer. Cancers of the mouth, kidney, colon, ovaries and throat were much lower for adults in Europe and China who ate 7 or more servings a week of onions and garlic.

Before you start going crazy with your Garlic Genius, one of the researchers suggested that study participants who eat garlic and onion heavy diets might just have healthier diets loaded with all kinds of veggies.

So roast yourself some nice winter veggies and make sure to put some onions and garlic in the mix.


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Beth1122 Beth1122 10 years
I LOVE garlic, I put it on everything! I roast them on the stove instead of in the oven though. I think it's faster and easier. oh and Hart is absolutely right about the spoon thing!! My sister taught me that~
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i love garlic. i like to bake it in my toaster oven and spread it on bagels. just plain garlic. it turns into this buttery stuff when baked. YUM
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
LOL. It sounds funny Lauren, but you do. Girl, you smell! LOL.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 10 years
whip, I LOVE IT TOO! hahahaha i probably eat so much garlic I sweat out a funny smell when I run. hahahahhaa jk... i think??? ;)
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Warning to Mme Hart's suggestion! I agree that roasting garlic is great, apartment smelled like garlic for almost a full week! For those who would like to know how to roast garlic: take a full clove and cut the top off so that you have exposed each individual clove. Heat your oven to 400 degrees. place the garlic, cut side up in a muffin pan...keep the entire clove together, so basically it will fit in one cup of the muffin pan. drizzle some extra vigin olive oil over the top, cover with foil, and place in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until garlic is soft and brownish. DELISH! I'm all in.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I actually like it when my hands smell like garlic - is that weird?
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
Another Fit Sugar thread to comment on! Can you tell I love this section?? ;) For people who are a little averse to using garlic I have a tip. If you roast garlic in the oven before using it in a dish, it reduces "garlic breathe" and the strong flavour, making it sweetier and nuttier. I guess I could post how to do this in the recipes suite. ROasted garlic can be mashed into a paste with some extra virgin olive oil and drizzled over veggies, lean meats, etc. It's to die for! :D :drool: Another tip...if your hands smell like garlic after cooking, wash your hands with some soap and a metal spoon. Use the spoon as if it is a bar of soap, rubbing it all over your hands and fingertips. Sounds bizarre, but it works!! My Maltese grandmother taught me that trick! ;)
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