Garlic is a great flavor enhancer if you're able to tolerate it. It has numerous reported health benefits as well. Some people prefer to eat it raw, and claim raw garlic has even more health-boosting benefits. However you decide to enjoy it, know that garlic has amazing healing properties for those who don't show a sensitivity to it. Unfortunately, garlic is one of those foods on the MRT food sensitivity panel that I see as a common trigger food. But if you know you can enjoy it without triggering a mediated release, go for it.
Garlic is incredibly nutritious. In just one clove you'll find vitamin C, selenium, vitamin B6, manganese, and fiber. Plus, garlic has very few calories. Some studies show that it is able to boost the immune system, making it easier for you to overcome illnesses like the common cold or the flu, or possibly even Coronavirus. This is especially true when you consume it raw. Some studies also show that garlic can be cardio-protective. It has the ability to reduce blood pressure and lower bad cholesterol in high doses. Garlic contains antioxidants that may help prevent cognitive decline. Plus it can help with anti-aging and may promote a longer health span. Some researchers have even concluded that garlic may be able to help the body rid itself of harmful heavy metals.
So if you enjoy garlic and can tolerate it well, eat up. I know there's a stigma with its side effect on your breath. And yeah, that can sometimes be a turn off. But don't let that stop you from enjoying this beneficial flavor enhancer.
I've rounded up some of my favorite garlic recipes from around the internet to help you enjoy all the wonderful flavor and benefits of garlic. Enjoy!
Garlic Dill Pickles from The Domestic Man
Parmesan Garlic Oven Roasted Mushrooms from Keto Connect
Creamy Garlic and Rosemary Soup from The Castaway Kitchen
Mofongo with Garlic Sauce from Steph Gaudreau
Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower with Bacon from Paleo Running Momma
Crispy Garlic Potatoes from Little Bits Of...
Easy Garlic Butter Green Beans from Cast Iron Keto
Garlic Roasted Root Vegetable Fries from The Real Food Dietitians
Crispy Garlic Parmesan Wings from All Day I Dream About Food
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic from Primal Palate
Crispy Garlic Stuffed Chicken Thighs from PaleOMG
Roasted Garlic Pulled Pork from Real Food with Dana
Rosemary & Garlic Roast Beef from What Great Grandma Ate
Lemon Garlic Black Pepper Shrimp from Tasty Yummies
Whole30 Garlic Scallops from No Crumbs Left