Did you know that garlic has long been used for it’s medicinal uses?
Of all the things to be good for our health, something that has the most wonderful aroma, and adds so much flavor to so many dishes. The only thing that comes close to smelling as good as garlic are chocolate chip cookies.
Ok, back to the reality of our health.
Throughout years of history, garlic’s main attraction was for the positive effects that it has on our well-being.
It almost sounds like something from…
OK, enough of the playing around.
Never mind, let’s play. I’m having too much fun with it. I actually remember back in the 90’s when Madonna was in her prime, all we heard about was her fascination with garlic. There were actually rumors that she smelled like garlic. Wait, is she peeling garlic in this picture?
Well, look at her now. Her glory days are about over, but her body still looks like she is twenty-something. Granted, I am sure that personal trainers and chefs had something to do with it, but the fact remains that celebrities are a never-ending promotional avenue for healthy living (or unhealthy living).
Alright, enough about Madonna. Let’s talk about garlic!
Garlic is very low in calories, but rich in other vitamins and nutrients. Not to mention, it is not expensive, and lasts for a while if stored properly.
It has been known to reduce the number of common colds by 63%. Should we just eat a clove every day? I’ll tell you what, I’ll try it and let you know how it works. I’ll probably be healthy but divorced.
In reality, there are many reasons to eat garlic, aside from it’s flavor.
Cardiovascular disease? Add garlic.
High blood pressure? Skip the Atenolol, and add a dose of garlic.
In fact, there are known cases where supplementing garlic for regular medications were known to improve one’s blood pressure.
What better reason do you need?
Now, take this with a grain of salt, but garlic apparently contains antioxidants that have proven to reduce cholesterol.
Skip the butter, and add garlic!
There are many other reasons to add garlic to your diet.
Do you want to live to a ripe old age?
Do you want to perform better as an athlete?
Whether any of these theories are true, there is no harm in adding a little garlic to your diet.
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