The Beneficial Powers of Garlic: For Your Immune System
Updated: Jan 9, 2022
Delicious & Nutritious
By: Pam Smith, RDN
This potent onion relative contains more than 70 phytochemicals, including the active ingredient allicin, which, in addition to lowering blood pressure, fights infection. Garlic works like a broad-spectrum antibiotic against bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in the body, but unlike antibiotics, no resistance can be built up so it is an absolutely safe product to use. British researchers gave 146 people either a placebo or a garlic extract for 12 weeks; the garlic consumers were two-thirds less likely to catch a cold. Other studies suggest that garlic lovers who chow more than six cloves a week have a 30 percent lower rate of colorectal cancer and a 50 percent lower rate of stomach cancer.
Add 1-2 cloves raw or roasted garlic, or 1/2 tsp. granulated to your cooking once a day.
Garlic is a key ingredient in P.S. Flavor!™ Mambo Italiano, Rustic Ranch, Smokey Southern, Creole Kitchen, and Cha Cha Chili.
Get your garlic in your meals with some of these nutritious & delicious P.S. Flavor!™ Club recipes:
Citrus Spice Chicken Piccata with Creamy Orzotto and Roasted Artichokes and Cherry Tomatoes
Grilled Creole Surf and Turf Kabobs and Veggies with Smokey Chermoula Sauce
Pan Seared Smokey Southern Trout with Vegetable Couscous
Mambo Stacked Pork Chops with Roasted Potatoes and Smokey Brussels Sprouts