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Eat well to live-with Garlic!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Every day I add fome garlic into my diet. Sometimes I will roast a few bulbs and spread it on a small piece of bread. Other times I'll mince it and add it into my salad dressing. When I make rice or quinoa, I add the garlic right in to the mixture.
My husband loves all but the first method. If he can's see it or taste it, he loves it. What a guy!
Dear friends, eat to live rather than live to eat!
Here's a chart of the nutrient value that I found on
In order to better help you identify foods that feature a high concentration of nutrients for the calories they contain, we created a Food Rating System. This system allows us to highlight the foods that are especially rich in particular nutrients. The following chart shows the nutrients for which this food is either an excellent, very good, or good source (below the chart you will find a table that explains these qualifications). If a nutrient is not listed in the chart, it does not necessarily mean that the food doesn't contain it. It simply means that the nutrient is not provided in a sufficient amount or concentration to meet our rating criteria. (To view this food's in-depth nutritional profile that includes values for dozens of nutrients - not just the ones rated as excellent, very good, or good - please use the link below the chart.) To read this chart accurately, you'll need to glance up in the top left corner where you will find the name of the food and the serving size we used to calculate the food's nutrient composition. This serving size will tell you how much of the food you need to eat to obtain the amount of nutrients found in the chart. Now, returning to the chart itself, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value (DV%) that this amount represents, the nutrient density that we calculated for this food and nutrient, and the rating we established in our rating system. For most of our nutrient ratings, we adopted the government standards for food labeling that are found in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling." Read more background information and details of our rating system.
1.00 oz-wt
18.00 grams
26.82 calories
Nutrient Amount DV
(%) Nutrient
Density World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
manganese 0.30 mg 15.0 10.1 excellent
vitamin B6 0.22 mg 11.0 7.4 very good
vitamin C 5.62 mg 9.4 6.3 very good
selenium 2.56 mcg 3.7 2.5 good
calcium 32.58 mg 3.3 2.2 good
tryptophan 0.01 g 3.1 2.1 good
phosphorus 27.54 mg 2.8 1.8 good
vitamin B1 0.04 mg 2.7 1.8 good
copper 0.05 mg 2.5 1.7 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating Rule
excellent DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

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DS9KIE 2/17/2013 9:21AM


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BIGDAD1211 2/16/2013 10:49PM

    I love garlic! I used to eat it raw or crushed in an glass of water. Now I like it roasted or minced in my steamed veggies. Thank you for the info and the friend add!!
God bless

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MJ7DM33 2/16/2013 6:23PM

  Garlic rocks!

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RD03875 2/16/2013 4:29PM

    I love using garlic

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IRP1114 2/16/2013 4:04PM

    Garlic is awesome! Good natural antibiotic as well. I had 3 cloves raw chopped up this morning along with my green juice. I just swallow it like little pills when I feel like I am getting sick or people around me are sick and I am trying not to get sick :-)

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IRP1114 2/16/2013 3:42PM

    Garlic is awesome! Good natural antibiotic as well. I had 3 cloves raw chopped up this morning along with my green juice. I just swallow it like little pills when I feel like I am getting sick or people around me are sick and I am trying not to get sick :-)

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KA_JUN 2/16/2013 3:31PM

    Garlic is awesome, very powerful herb, plus it's tastes divine! Sweating it out the next day, though. :( emoticon

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JUSTDOINGIT101 2/16/2013 3:10PM

    Mmm, I love garlic too and use it a lot.

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SUSIEPH1 2/16/2013 12:33PM

    Thanks for sharing.
I too love garlic ..I also use ginger a lot, emoticon emoticon emoticon as it too has great nutrients.
Just love your photo!
...Hugs Susie xx

Comment edited on: 2/16/2013 12:34:26 PM

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PEPPYPATTI 2/16/2013 10:20AM

    Thank you for sharing all the information. I just love garlic myself!
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KAYOTIC 2/16/2013 10:02AM

    We love our garlic here too! I really do enjoy the roasted garlic, but don't do that much, may have to get that going again! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 2/16/2013 9:46AM

  we eat garlic in everything

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NELLJONES 2/16/2013 9:01AM

    My mother hated garlic so I never had it growing up. Once I discovered that magic bulb, I put it in just about everything.

But I Live To Eat, rather than Eat To Live. I just Live To Eat the right foods in the right quantity. And relish every bite!

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KITT52 2/16/2013 8:23AM

    I love it too and eat it everyday on most everything..yum yum

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NKOUAMI26 2/16/2013 8:23AM

    Love garlic

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/16/2013 8:16AM

    i use garlic everyday as well i donīt care if my breath smells afterwards either,lol.will try that with the roasted garlic,though. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/16/2013 8:10AM

    Oh boy, you don't have to convert me to garlic -- we both love it! Add it to at least one meal/day, generally lunch or supper. Love Rachael Ray as she says "Never worry about the odor of garlic. If you and someone else eat garlic, two garlics cancel each other out." Thought that was funny!

Thanks for the information.

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DEBBIELCG 2/16/2013 7:23AM

    very interesting, i will need to increase my garlic intake.

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WISLNDR 2/16/2013 7:06AM

    I've been eating garlic every day too, I love it in almost everything!! (Almost . . . . ) emoticon

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MIRFA71 2/16/2013 6:49AM

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