Ever wonder why Vampires are so pale and sickly looking?  They don’t eat Garlic!  Garlic is a part of the onion family.  It is known for its amazing health benefits and has been for centuries. 
Vampires No Likey
 
Garlic is a part of the onion family. It contains nutrients including manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, copper, selenium, phosphorous, calcium, and Vitamin B1.  Due to its sulfur compounds, this super food lands itself at the top of the Anti- Cancer list along with its relatives leeks, shallots and onions. Garlic supplements boost the immune system.  It has great effects on hypertension and it’s anti-inflammatory properties have been known to lower total cholesterol. Garlic contains anti oxidants and helps detoxify the body.
 
The Keyes Ingredients Kitchen Tips Episode 2 – Garlic 
 
There are several different ways to get this amazing nutrient dense food into your diet.  Using raw garlic is very beneficial but can be pungent for some.  Storing it in love oil can flavor your meals and the oil you use.  Just using the oil is less pungent.  Some including those who follow a low FOD-MAP diet have little or no tolerance for Garlic.  In this case I roast garlic on the same cookie sheet for the aroma.  If using in a dressing I will cut clove in half and then discard before serving.  
 
Garlic
 
Nothing brings me greater joy than the aroma of freshly chopped garlic dancing around in my cast iron pot in a pool of olive oil.  As soon as the aroma fills the room is when I add my tomatoes. After adding a few more ingredients including more fresh garlic the simmering begins.  In a matter of ten minutes you will have a home that smells like an award winning restaurant, and dinner on the stove for whomever joins you.
 
I look forward to hearing about all the great ways you use Garlic.  Enjoy garlic, it’s aromas and all the benefits it gives you.
Michelle
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I'm a stay at home mom raising two wonderful kids, and it's my goal to educate people that there is more to food than meets the eye.
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