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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 WHFoods.com
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.
Garlic
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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