Garlic–The Russian Penicillin

Garlic is believed to help reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.  Garlic is also being investigated for it’s potential anti-cancer properties. 

Slicing, chopping, mincing or pressing garlic before cooking will enhance the beneficial effects of garlic. Garlic should be eaten raw, or stand for ten minutes before heating, in order to preserve it’s beneficial antioxidant properties. 

Garlic was applied topically as a paste by both the British and Russian armies during World War II to prevent infections.  So garlic is commonly called the Russian penicillin!

Wait, is that garlic ICE CREAM?!  Let me know if you have ever tried garlic ice cream and what you think of it!
Last Updated on March 20, 2010

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