Are You Eating Garlic Wrong? Get the Most Health Benefits from Garlic
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Are You Eating Garlic Wrong? Get the Most Health Benefits from Garlic

Dr. Don Colbert — Divine Health
Jan 21, 2019

Among other things, garlic supports gut health, reducing the incidence of H. Pylori and subsequence ulcers promotes healthy blood sugars, and may even enhance the nutrient absorption of other foods.

Garlic is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. But, have you been eating it all wrong?

And, have you been eating enough?

With our Keto Zone Slow-Cooked “Roasted” Garlic, you can get the most garlic health benefits.

It’s easy to add our cooked and more mild, sweet, delicious cloves to salads, soups, meats, and more. In fact, you’ll want to add them to foods every day.

Here’s how to get all the garlic health benefits, how to cook garlic, and what your body will get when you do:

KETO ZONE SLOW-COOKED “ROASTED” GARLIC CLOVES

Ingredients:

  • whole garlic bulbs, 6-8
  • olive oil
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • salt (coarse if available)

Instructions:

  1. Place the heads of garlic on cutting board, and cut off tops across all cloves (cut off “pointy” end) so that all cloves are exposed.
  2. Place the cut garlic heads on one large layer of aluminum foil.
  3. Drizzle cloves with olive oil, about 1 teaspoon on each, and, and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  4. Fold the foil loosely around garlic, forming a foil tent.
  5. Place in slow cooker and cook on low setting for 8 hours.
  6. Squeeze or pick garlic out of skins and add to foods each day.
  7. To store, place cooked cloves in a jar with an air-tight lid. Cover with olive oil. Store in refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Serving size: ~4 cloves, recipe makes ~18-24 servings.

Nutrition info (per serving): 54 calories, 5 gm fat, 2 gm net carbs, 0 gm protein

PROVEN GARLIC HEALTH BENEFITS

Olive oil-soaked, slow-cooked garlic is a great Keto Zone whole food that offers many health benefits. Beyond its great taste, it will support your body’s health from your heart to your toes. Here’s how.

CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

First, garlic can lower blood triglycerides and total cholesterol, at least moderately. What’s more, it’s highly anti-inflammatory and a strong antioxidant, which means less damage to blood vessel cells (where plaques get lodged and do damage), less oxidative stress, and more healing (1).

Since “bad cholesterol” must go through an oxidative process to enter artery walls, garlic’s antioxidants reduce plaque formation.

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