AUGUST 16-18, 2019 GARLIC

Garlic is the superfood that no cook wants to be without. The succulent, juicy, aromatic, flavorful cloves of home-grown garlic is unparalleled, and unlike any garlic you could buy in a store. It is time to plant garlic. I placed my order today. There are many types of garlic to plant . Do you want softneck or hardneck garlic ? I buy a few species of each and start to plant. I am going to make a Garlic Garden in my Connecticut home. This makes me happy. I will easily grow more soft neck species than the hard neck species. There are many health benefits for garlic. Years ago, Peter Bonjourno, his wife Pina and I published an article on Garlic

Bongiorno Peter, Fratellone Patrick, LoGiudice Pina: Potential Health Benefits of Garlic (Allium savitum): A Narrative Review: Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Volume 5, Issue 1 2008 Article 1

Health Benefits of Garlic:

  1. Garlic helps regulate blood pressure, which also reduces your chances of heart disease.

  2. Reduce "bad" cholesterol (lipoprotein/LDL) with garlic, again reducing your risk of heart disease.

  3. Garlic can also help regulate your blood sugar when the stomach is empty, aiding diabetics and those of us that tend to get "hangry" before lunch.

  4. Consuming garlic greatly reduces tick bites, as ticks tend to avoid garlic lovers.

  5. Antioxidants in garlic can reduce cell damage from free radicals that contribute to the aging process, including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

  6. Antibacterial properties in garlic fight infection, assisting our hard-working immune system, and for this reason it is being studied around the world for its cancer-fighting potential.

  7. Garlic is proven to boost virus-fighting T-cells, reducing the chances of catching a cold or flu and also reducing the length of time you are sick.

  8. Garlic helps to detoxify the body and helps remove heavy metals from the blood.

  9. Garlic is highly-nutritious but incredibly low calorie. It is rich in B6, vitamin C, manganese, and contains smaller amounts of a wide variety of other necessary nutrients.

    Until tomorrow…