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10 Most Effective Foods for Cleanse and Detox - #3 - Garlic

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring, a great time to refresh, recharge and renew ...

www.ivillage.ca/health/1
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tells us that there are many foods that can help counteract the effects of a toxic lifestyle. Whether you want to lose weight, feel more energized, improve your complexion or boost your mood, check out these top 10 foods to help detox your body.

Garlic

Garlic has long been known for its heart benefits, however the pungent food is also good at detoxifying the body. Garlic is not only antiviral, antibacterial and antibiotic, but it contains a chemical called allicin which promotes the production of white blood cells and helps fight against toxins.

Garlic is best eaten raw, so add some crushed garlic to a salad dressing to boost its flavour and your health at the same time.

www.foodreference.com/ht
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tells us that

- Garlic is used in cooking in almost every culture and country in the world.
- Chicago got it's name from the American Indian word for the wild garlic that grew around Lake Michigan - "chicagaoua".
- Garlic is pictured on ancient Egyptian tombs from 3,000 B.C. and is mentioned in the Old Testament, by Herodotus, Aristophanes, Virgil and Dioscorides. It is said to have grown in the left footprints of Satan when he left the Garden of Eden.
- Around 300 BC, Chinese courtiers had to use cloves to sweeten their breath in the presence of the emperor because they ate so much garlic.
- Garlic was an ingredient in mixtures used to attach gold leaf to early works of art.
- Elephant garlic is actually closely related to the leek, and thought by some to be the wild ancestor of the leek. The bulbs are very large, and can weigh more than 1 pound. They are also much milder than regular garlic, and can be slice raw in salads. Whole cloves can be sautéed in butter and served as an appetizer.

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Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing

Makes 2/3 cup

Ingredients:
1/2 cup lowfat plain kefir
3 cloves roasted garlic
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons fresh dill
Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Directions:
Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

(See
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
videos.asp?id=21

on how to roast garlic.)

Nutrition Info Per Tablespoon:
Calories: 44
Total Fat: 4 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Total carbohydrates: 1 gram
Fiber: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 1 milligram
Sodium: 35 milligrams



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GOPINTOS 4/19/2013 2:47PM

    Love it, Thanks!

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2BE-MY-BEST 3/30/2013 11:59PM

    I love Garlic! Thanks

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PLATINUM755 3/30/2013 5:57PM

    Oh wonderful garlic...taken internally or applied externally, it's emoticon .

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PATRICIAAK 3/30/2013 5:16PM

    One of 'grandma's cures.

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PEPPYPATTI 3/30/2013 4:47PM

    Thank you for the tips. I just love garlic! emoticon emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 3/30/2013 11:21AM

    Thanks for this great information. I do eat garlic, but not as much as I would like. I just don't remember to use it.

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NELLJONES 3/30/2013 8:44AM

    I don't know about detox (I don't believe in diet detox) but garlic sure does add flavor to just about everything. My mother doesn't like garlic so I grew up without knowing about garlic. Once I discovered it as a young wife, though, it has been one of the main components in my cooking.

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PLAYFULLKITTY 3/30/2013 8:06AM

    Love garlic :) Thanks for pointing out the health benefits :)

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LASKIE2 3/30/2013 7:30AM

    Interesting new ways to use Garlic

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GABY1948 3/30/2013 7:28AM

    I LOVE garlic! Thanks!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 3/30/2013 6:51AM

    I'm so thankful I have a taste for garlic, and hubby too. We don't have to think about breath!

Thanks for a very imfomative blog



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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/30/2013 2:10AM

    One of my favs! I love garlic!

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SONYALATRECE 3/30/2013 12:56AM

    Good to know...Thanks!

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    thank you

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