Garlic

If Big Pharma Could Patent This Healing Herb, They Would

…immune system can be found right in the produce aisle of your local supermarket. It’s garlic, otherwise called Allium sativum and it’s the most versatile and widely used herb in the world. What makes garlic such a powerful healer? This pungent herb owes its medicinal reputation not only to its amino…

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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 they’re…

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3 Healing Herbs

Garlic for Infections, Cardiovascular Health, and More Garlic (Allium sativum) has long been a mainstay in both medicine and cooking. Centuries before Louis Pasteur discovered garlic’s potent antibacterial properties in the 1850s, it was used to treat infections and improve strength. These days, garlic

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Lower Blood Sugar Levels With Herbs

…easier to control blood sugar, albeit to a lesser degree, include: * bitter melon (Momordica charantia), * Siberian ginseng, * basil, * cinnamon, * garlic, and * onion. Look for all of these herbs in your health food store and use as directed.

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Recipes for Diabetes: Scampi in Wine and Garlic Sauce

…easy on the waistline. You can find this and other recipes for diabetes in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Enjoy! Scampi in Wine and Garlic Sauce Serves 4 3 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound (20 to 25) large shrimp, peeled, deveined, rinsed, tails removed…

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Four Easy Ways to Add More Vegetables to Your Diet

…add 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 washed,…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Garlicky Spinach

Spinach is packed with iron, fiber, and vitamin C, while garlic contains sulfur compounds that have numerous health benefits, including reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, fighting infections, and inhibiting the growth of some cancer cells. You can find this and other delicious and healthy diabetic…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Veg Out!

…role in 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 cruciferous…

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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 canned…

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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, pepper…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Lemon-Mustard Chicken Breasts

…for Lemon-Mustard Chicken Breasts 4 servings 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt substitute 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Mix garlic, lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, and salt in a large…

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Diabetic Recipes for Dinner: Lentil Soup

…recipes for 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 tomatoes…

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The Many Benefits of Ginger

…teaspoon 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 small…

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Diabetic Recipes for Dinner: Stuffed Peppers Provencale

…Stuffed Peppers Provencale Serves 4 2 extra large bell peppers (red, green, or yellow) Olive oil spray 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced 1 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 (14½-ounce) can low-sodium tomatoes…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Tapas Trio

garlic, peeled and minced ¼ cup green olives ¼ cup ripe olives (preferably kalamata) 1 (4-ounce) tin sardines in tomato sauce or mustard, drained 3 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley, for garnish Clean mushrooms and cut in half, if small, or quarters if large. Combine olive oil, vinegar, salt, and garlic

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Cream of Broccoli Soup

…recipes in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe for Cream of Broccoli Soup Serves 6 * 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil * 1 onion, chopped * 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced * ½ teaspoon curry powder * 4 cups broccoli florets, coarsely chopped (or 1 16-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Vegetable Beef Stew

…Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Enjoy! Recipe for Vegetable Beef 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 new potatoes…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Vegetable-Tofu Shish Kebabs

…sauce 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 16…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Roasted Vegetables With Mustard Vinaigrette

…vinegar ½ teaspoon mustard powder ¼ teaspoon celery seed Pinch of black pepper ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt or salt substitute (to taste) 1 clove minced garlic Preheat broiler. Place eggplant, zucchini, and mushrooms on broiling pan and brush lightly with 1–2 tablespoons of olive oil. Roast under broiler…

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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

…simple molecule comprised of three amino acids (glycine, glutamine, and sulfur-rich cysteine). That’s why broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, garlic, onions, and other “stinky” cruciferous and allium vegetables, which contain sulfur compounds, help boost glutathione levels. Other dietary sources…

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Healthy Diet Plan: Recipe for Chipotle Burgers

…chilies gives it a lot of flavor. Just one bite and you’ll be hooked! Chipotle Burgers Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound lean ground turkey 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1-2 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, minced (very hot, more or less to taste) ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions…

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5 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Can Make in Minutes

…Season with pepper 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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Enhance Cognitive Abilities With Green Vegetables

…that all my 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 enjoying…

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