Nutrient of the Month:
Garlic is one of the most valuable and versatile foods on the planet. As one of the oldest cultivated plants in existence, garlic’s health benefits have been extolled for centuries.
Garlic produces a compound called allicin when the clove is chopped, chewed or crushed. Allicin blocks enzymes that play a role in bacterial and viral infections.
Garlic is an immune system booster, naturally lowers the bad cholesteral (LDL), thins the blood, helps digestion, has anti cancer effects, contains antioxidants, Vitamins C and B6.
Garlic comes in many forms from whole heads, cloves and smooth past to powders and supplements.