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Monday, January 13, 2014

Garlic And Arthritis

Garlic is a close relative to the onion and has been used for over 7,000 years to spice up our food, add aroma and nutrition, and cure all kinds of diseases. But how healthy is garlic? What does it do and is it helpful when you suffer from Arthritis?

I dove a little deeper into this matter and came across the facts that garlic possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Those properties not only benefit our musculoskeletal and respiratory system, but also have shown to improve arthritic conditions.

Garlic (Allium Sativum)

Garlic is a great source of energy, carbohydrates, sugars, dietary fiber, fat, protein, vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, and selenium.

To get the best of garlic's health benefits, it is recommended to include at least half a clove of garlic in your daily diet and a minimum of 1 to 2 cloves in a recipe for an entire dish.

I like to add it with all the ingredients and let it cook, but I found out I was selling us short. We gain more by adding it raw, crushed, or including it at the last minute of the cooking time of the dish.

It is also said that letting garlic sit for at least five to ten minutes after having chopped or crushed it, will avoid the garlic from loosing some of its health-protective compounds.

As with all things, that requires a little patience on our part, but time works wonders. Yes, I know, we don't like waiting. We like for things to happen when we want it. That may not always turn out to be for the best.

God's perfect work will unfold at His perfectly timed moment and until then He will also give us the patience when we need and ask for it!

2 Thessalonians 3:5
Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.


Blogger audrey` said...

Garlic is a very good food, Lieve Zus :)

January 19, 2014 5:29 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

It is and I love it, in moderation of course. Grin.

God's Grace.

January 20, 2014 5:44 AM  

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