Head To The Kitchen For National Garlic Day

Head To The Kitchen For National Garlic Day

Let your garlic breath be loud and proud because April 19th is National Garlic Day! Although the origin of this day remains a mystery, we are overjoyed that there is a day to honor the magical, pungent little clove. What you should do to celebrate all that garlicky goodness is head to the kitchen and cook up a garlic feast!

 

Garlic can do some amazing things and we want to share what it can do with you!

 

Keeps You Warm:

Although you may not want your breath to smell like garlic, it is certainly a powerful, immune-boosting herb with antibacterial and antiviral properties. Garlic is a natural vasoldilator, which means that it helps to widen blood vessels and prevents blood cells from clumping. In case you were wondering what else garlic does, it works to improve the health of your heart and lowers glucose metabolism in those with diabetes.

 

Helps With Ear Infections:

This may sound a little odd, but putting a few drops of garlic oil (or an entire garlic clove) in your ear is a great natural remedy.  The compounds in garlic help to attack the bacteria or virus in the inner ear, while the antiseptic properties of garlic work to inhibit the infection from spreading.

 

Aids Digestion:

Garlic has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, and it acts as a prebiotic, which helps to nourish beneficial gut bacteria. It also helps to cleanse the colon, making it an overall digestive helper.

 

Helps To Kill Parasites:

Garlic has been known to treat intestinal parasites for quite some time. It works to kill harmful microorganisms and encourages the removal of heavy metals from the body.

 

Gets You Goin;

Garlic may seem like an odd food to be on an aphrodisiac list because it has a lasting effect on your breath. If you both eat it, though, there won’t be any problems! Ancient Egyptian priests were actually forbidden to eat garlic because they feared that they wouldn’t be able to control their desires. Allicin, known for lowering cholesterol, helps to increase blood flow.

 

Try one of the following garlic recipes and let us know how you like it.

 

Raw Falafel With Lemon Garlic Aioli:

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If you are a fan of Mediterranean food, you are in for an absolute treat. These raw falafels are what you’ve been craving while cleansing.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Baked Garlic Cilantro Fries:

cilantro-garlic-fries

 

Baked garlic french fries tossed in fresh cilantro. A friend to your taste buds as well as waistline when you’re craving that handful of salty goodness.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Zucchini Pasta With Garlic Avocado Sauce:

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This is a really easy and delicious recipe and it should definitely be made very soon. We hope you enjoy the incredible flavors.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/garlic-day/

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-garlic-day-april-19/

http://www.top10homeremedies.com/superfoods/top-10-artery-cleansing-superfoods.html

https://www.dherbs.com/articles/spice-up-your-love-life-with-these-aphrodisiac-foods/

2019-04-22T09:07:04-07:00