Garlic

The Many Health Benefits of Garlic

…health benefits of garlic are abundant and longstanding. And it’s no secret that if Big Pharma could patent this healing herb, they would. Let’s take a closer look at why. Garlic Health Benefit #1: Cardiovascular Support One of the most important health benefits of garlic is the role it…

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If Big Pharma Could Patent This Healing Herb, They Would

…heart, garlic does more than many drugs. The sulfur compounds in garlic support healthy blood pressure levels and blood flow—and even more importantly help to support optimal cholesterol levels. In fact, a review of five well-designed studies showed that taking one-half to one clove of garlic

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Four Easy Ways to Add More Vegetables to Your Diet

…up to just one serving of chips. Here are four easy, healthy ways to add more vegetables to your diet: * Pan sautéed garlic green beans: Mince two cloves of fresh garlic and sauté in a pan in one tablespoon of olive oil over medium to medium-high heat for two minutes. Add two cups of…

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3 Healing Herbs

…supporting garlic’s role in cardiovascular health. One of the most exciting areas of research on garlic is cancer. In lab studies, garlic has been shown to inhibit the growth of several types of cancer cells, and a number of epidemiological studies suggest that eating a lot of garlic and…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Garlicky Spinach

…large bunch) fresh spinach 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced Wash spinach well and remove tough stems. In a large non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add spinach to the skillet and cook,…

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4 Comfort Foods You Can Enjoy Guilt-Free

…cauliflower florets until soft, then mash as you would potatoes. Mix in some nonfat milk (or soy milk), salt and pepper to taste, and a sprinkle of garlic powder. 2. Healthy apple cobbler: Apples are a near perfect food. They contain pectin, a type of soluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol, and…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Vegetable-Tofu Shish Kebabs

…3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon rice wine 1 tablespoon xylitol ½ teaspoon ground ginger 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 14 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained, blotted with paper towels, and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Vegetable Beefy Stew

…Diabetes Cookbook. Enjoy! Recipe for Vegetable Beefy Stew Serves 6 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound ground, extra-lean turkey 2 cloves garlic 1 large onion, chopped 3 medium carrots, sliced ½-inch thick 3 stalks celery, sliced ½-inch thick 6 cups low-sodium beef broth 4 small…

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Boost Your Health With Spicy Grilled Salmon

…tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 3 tablespoons xylitol 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground pepper 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon olive oil or olive oil spray 4 salmon fillets (5 ounces each) Combine chili, garlic, and onion powders, xylitol, salt,…

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Diabetic Recipes for Dinner: Lentil Soup

…dinner that I’ll be sharing with you in this blog. Wholesome Vegetable and Lentil Soup (Serves 4) * 1 large diced onion * 2 cloves minced garlic * Olive oil spray * 5 cups low-sodium, vegetable or chicken stock * 1 sliced carrot * ¾ cup rinsed lentils * 14-ounce can finely chopped…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Tapas Trio

…4 1 cup mushrooms 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar or lemon juice ¼ teaspoon salt substitute ½ clove garlic, peeled and minced ¼ cup green olives ¼ cup ripe olives (preferably kalamata) 1 (4-ounce) tin sardines in tomato sauce or mustard,…

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The Many Benefits of Ginger

…grated gingerroot or ½ teaspoon ground ginger * 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced * 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves * Olive oil spray Directions Combine soy sauce, water, rice wine, ginger, and garlic in a small bowl. Heat in a microwave for 3 minutes, or boil in a…

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Reap the Benefits of Summer Fruits and Vegetables

…* Raisins * Blueberries * Blackberries * Strawberries * Raspberries * Plums * Oranges * Red grapes * Cherries The top 10 ORAC vegetables are: * Garlic * Kale * Spinach * Brussels sprouts * Alfalfa sprouts * Broccoli florets * Beets * Red bell peppers * Onions * Corn Take advantage of the season…

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Enhance Cognitive Abilities With Green Vegetables

…patients and readers center their meals around vegetables—especially greens. Eat salads with dark green lettuce. Sauté spinach with garlic for a gourmet side dish. Serve cooked collards, kale, and mustard greens with barbecued chicken for a down-home treat. The possibilities for…

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5 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Can Make in Minutes

…to taste. Serves 2-3. 5. Asian Shrimp Sauté: Spray pan with olive oil cooking spray. Sauté chopped onion and one clove minced garlic until soft. Add 12 frozen cooked shrimp, sugar snap peas, and sliced broccoli. Cook until shrimp is heated and vegetables are soft. Add 2 tablespoons…

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Health Benefits of Bone Broth

…with additional vegetables, if desired. Celery, onions, and carrots are good options. * Season to your preference. Bay leaves, thyme, parsley, fresh garlic and ground pepper are all delicious. * Simmer for a minimum of 2 up to 12 hours over very low heat. The longer the broth simmers, the richer the…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Chipotle Chili

…in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Enjoy! Recipe for Chipotle Chili Serves 6 (8 cups) 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped ½ cup ripe olives, sliced 2 chipotle chiles…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Veg Out!

…getting—and staying—healthy. Studies have uncovered many health benefits from the produce aisle including the antibiotic-like effects of garlic, the heart health-enhancing aspects of hot peppers, and the detoxifying elements of citrus fruits. But one group that really stands out is…

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