Gotta Have Garlic

Serve tender <a href="" target="_blank">Sweet Pork With Garlic</a> next to steamed broccoli and fluffy rice.
Serve tender Sweet Pork With Garlic next to steamed broccoli and fluffy rice.

Improve your health and your cuisine by adding garlic to your grocery list

Garlic Recipes:
1. Roasted Garlic-Rosemary Bread
2. Sweet Pork With Garlic
3. Red Sauce and Meatballs
4. Creamy Tomato-Stuffed Chicken

Ever walked into a home while garlic is either sizzling in a skillet or roasting in the oven? The scent is one of the most mouthwatering imaginable. Garlic, fresh or roasted, is great for seasoning lighter recipes because it imparts flavor and aroma without adding fat and calories. From bread to chicken, we think you'll love these savory choices.

Garlic Good-to-Know

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Garlic and Good Health
Garlic is one of the oldest known medicinal plants. It works as a natural antibacterial, helping the body fight infections. It also helps prevent the formation of deadly blood clots and helps lower blood pressure. Several scientific studies suggest it lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, which could lower the incidence of heart disease. A National Cancer Institute study found that people whose diets are rich in garlic and its relatives (onions and leeks) have a lower incidence of stomach cancer than people who consume less garlic.

According to the American Dietetic Association, a review of 18 studies found that garlic can help lower cholesterol and keep blood thin if you eat 5 or more cloves a day. Garlic supplements didn't have the same effect.

Because scientists can't agree on exactly how much you need to prevent diseases, enjoy cooking with garlic, eat plenty of fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains, and exercise at least 30 minutes every day--no excuses.


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