Menopause Menu: GarlicApr 10, 2020
My “MENOPAUSE MENU” series is dedicated to exploring foods that can be easily assimilated into your diet. Today’s Menopause Menu is all about garlic. Besides warding off vampires and werewolves, which is of course extremely important, garlic is a magic bullet of nutrition and health. The irresistible aroma of roasted garlic should be reason enough to use it all the time but garlic has many health benefits that should make it a staple in your everyday diet. Here are my top reasons for using it:
1️⃣ The main active ingredient, Allicin, gives it anti-bacterial/anti-fungal superpowers 🚀. It's often referred to as nature's penicillin.
2️⃣ It's an excellent source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, and zinc
3️⃣ It can help boost your immune system. It's touted to be a remedy against the common cold. So if you often get colds, add garlic to your diet.
4️⃣ It makes everything more delicious!!! Because heat can destroy most of the health benefits of garlic, Jo Robinson, recommends in her book, Eating on the Wild Side, to "Chop, mince, slice, or mash the garlic and then keep it away from the heat for ten minutes." This gives it a chance to produce the most Allicin possible, thereby preserving its superpowers.