In my opinion, the only downside to consuming lots of garlic is having stinky breath. This mighty food adds an abundance of flavor to dishes and can help a variety of ailments putting it at the top of my superfood list.
- How to eat garlic: When you consume garlic, make sure it's crushed to conserve its healthy anti-clotting compounds. You can press it with a garlic press and be sure to only cook it for 3 - 6 minutes. To make chopping a bit easier, find a garlic gadget that will cut and peel cloves into perfectly diced pieces so you can quickly add your garlic to dishes or sprinkle it on food.
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- Soothe a sore throat: To help heal a sore throat with garlic, mix six pressed garlic cloves with hot water, and gargle with this garlic tea twice a day, for three days. The warm liquid soothes inflamed tissues, while the garlic has antimicrobial properties that fight pain-causing bacteria.
- Try cooking with garlic scraps: The long, thin, green stems that shoot up above the garlic bulb are delicious. They taste like garlic, but are much milder. You can sauté them in olive oil and eat them on their own, or they can be used in recipes such as dips, sauces, stir-frys, and soups to add a garlic flavor and green color. Not to mention, they contain a good amount of protein, vitamin C, and calcium.
And don't stop there! Be sure to learn about the healing properties associated with ginger!