The Magic of Garlic

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I know you are probably sick of reading about Candida but relax there are only two more Candida posts.

Moving on . . .

GARLIC!

Everyone loves garlic right? Well at least I do. The smell, the taste and its anti-candida properties! Garlic is really a magical food that should be a staple in your fridge. In addition to its anti-candida properties, garlic is also anti-fungal which is really handy for keeping the Candida at bay or eliminating an inconvenient yeast overgrowth that has over-stayed its welcome.

So now you want to know why garlic is magical when it comes to Candida and pretty much all of therr ailments as well?

Well it’s simple really.

Garlic is well known as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent. Garlic contains allicin which is the active compound that serves as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent (Jamison, 2003). Allicin is a sulfur containing amino acid which is released when the allin is exposed to the enzyme allinase which converts the allin into allicin, this occurs when the garlic is crushed or chewed (Jamison, 2003). Adding garlic to the treatment plan should alleviate symptoms and help to eradicate the infection.

See? Simple as pie. Garlic can be added to the diet by simply adding it to your favorite dinner recipes. And don’t worry about having garlic breath because it’s for a good cause. Just think about it as a reminder of the new holistic view you have regarding health and wellness. Just take a deep breath and inhale the garlicky goodness.

Speaking of recipes, I love leaving recipes on this blog. It’s really fun to pair holistic tips and tricks with my favorite health conscious and utterly delicious recipes.

Here’s one of my favorite recipes that embraces the pungent and anti-fungal goodness of garlic.

Here’s another one from Mary’s Test Kitchen, she’s one of my favorites:

Beer Battered Cauliflower with Vegan Honey Garlic Sesame Sauce

AND Vegan Cooking with Love’s RAW Vegan Marinara sauce. I usually add way more garlic than the recipe calls for. I’ve been known to throw entire heads of garlic into any recipe.

Raw Vegan Marinara Sauce

For further reading . . .

Jamison, J. R. (2003). Clinical guide to nutrition and dietary supplements in disease management. Victoria : Churchill Livingstone.

 

 

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