Have a clove of garlic per day to keep yourself healthy as it is one of the healthiest foods. It has allicin in it which acts as an antioxidant, has anti-bacterial properties, may help prevent colds and yeast infections. Researches found that garlic has been shown to protect rats from diabetes complications such as retinopathy, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and neuropathy. It also has anti-clotting abilities which protects against heart attacks and stroke. Add to soups, roasts, etc
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One of the biggest aids to eating healthy that I have found is to make sure that the food that I am eating tastes really good. There was a time when I would grill a piece of meat, steam a couple of veggies - and then wonder why I was always left wanting more food.
Now I make sure to find recipes that are full of flavor - lots of garlic, peppers, onions, fresh herbs, etc. I spend more on groceries and more time in prep but well worth it to have meals that satisfy the taste buds and stomach.
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