Are you aware of Garlic Day?
The day is celebrated on April 19th annually.
And your kitchen is incomplete without garlic!
I am sure that you are unaware of the incredible health benefits of garlic.
Ask any chef, they swear by garlic.
Benefits of Garlic
- Controls blood pressure
- Lowers cholesterol
- Stronger bones
- Improved memory
- The antioxidants of garlic prevent Alzheimer’s disease
- Protects from the common cold
- Improvement in athletic performances
Any downsides to garlic?
- People are scared to eat garlic because it produces bad breath.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away and a garlic a day keeps everyone away!” Unknown
- Not to consume if you have a bleeding disorder or are on blood-thinning medications
- Not advised to people with Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
How much raw garlic is to be taken?
There is no official recommended dose.
Researchers suggest 1-2 cloves (4 gms) per day.
Do you know the Garlic Capital of the world?
It’s GILROY, a small city 35 miles (56 km) south of San Jose, California.
Is there any religion that forbids eating garlic?
I understand that Jains (Jainism is an ancient Indian religion) don’t eat garlic.
Those Hindus practising Vaishnava tradition, refrain from eating onions and garlic.
The followers of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) avoid garlic.
Why Garlic is forbidden in these sects?
Onions and garlic are considered tamasic foods considered detrimental to the mind and body.
Bhagavad Geeta (17:9) says
“Foods that are too bitter, too sour, salty, hot, pungent, dry and burning are dear to those in the mode of passion. Such food cause distress, misery and disease”
Check the link if you wish to know more…Forbidden foods according to Bhagavd Geeta
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