Garlic is by far one of the most delicious and versatile vegetables we can use, with a myriad of powerful medicinal qualities, a very unique aroma, and a distinctive taste that are valued all around the world.
Garlic is very low in calories but rich in essential nutrients such as manganese, vitamin C, potassium, selenium, and calcium.
Garlic improves overall health in many different ways. Its consumption lowers the risk of heart disease and reduces cholesterol and blood pressure.
It also decreases the risk of sickness by an incredible 62%, by strengthening the immune system.
According to Dr Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS:
“Intensely aromatic and flavorful, garlic is used in virtually every cuisine in the world. When eaten raw, it has a dominant, pungent flavour to match the genuinely strong garlic benefits.
Garlic is unusually high in certain sulphur compounds that are believed to be responsible for its scent and taste, as well as its very positive effects on human health.
At this time, there are more than 5,100 peer-reviewed articles that evaluated garlic’s ability to prevent and improve a broad spectrum of diseases.
Eating garlic regularly is not only good for us; it has been linked to reducing or even helping to prevent four of the significant causes of death worldwide, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and infections. Other than the most extreme, rare situations, I believe every person on the planet should consume garlic. It’s incredibly cost-effective, super easy to grow and tastes fantastic. “
The best way to obtain the health benefits garlic offers is to consume the organic one, which, fortunately, can be grown at home very quickly.
The best period to plant your garlic is fall after the frost has passed and the soil is fresh. You can also plant garlic late in the winter when the ground thaws, however, the garlic planted in fall forms larger and better heads.
Here is what you need:
Take a large clay pot and fill it with potting soil.
Split a bulb of garlic and plant the cloves in loose damp soil, few inches deep, facing upwards.
The garlic does not require much water, simply keep the pot in an area exposed to natural sunlight.
Cut the ‘heads’ when they reach 3-4 inches, and leave an inch so they can regrow again.
When the ‘heads’ dry up and turn brown in colour, dig out the cloves, and you’ll see each of them has formed a full bulb.
You can take the new cloves of the bulb and start this process all over again.
Now, you have an endless supply of garlic to eat and enjoy its amazing healing characteristics!
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