alexandra backshellGood old garlic really is one of the original superfoods and should be top of your winter wellness list.

Most of us love to throw a clove or two of garlic into our meals or roast them to vamp up your dinner but I’m sorry to say…..if you want to get all the powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral and antibiotic properties…..You’ve got to go raw!!

If you  feel an attack of the sniffles coming, before you reach for the usual medicine, remember this……Conventional medicines might provide relief from symptoms, but they don’t work against the virus or help our immune systems throw off the infection.

And Here’s A Few More Reasons To Get on the Garlic!!

♥ Garlic stimulates the immune system and helps the body attack viruses

Even if your already snot deep in a cold, eat  raw garlic ! It boosts immune cells getting rid of the virus quicker.

Throughout ancient history, the main use for garlic was for its health and medicinal properties…. Its old school!!

A clove of garlic a day really can keep the doctor away!

Garlic has been an important part of life for centuries, across cultures and millennia. In fact no other single food has as many applications as this pungent plant. Garlic has been used to spice up food, protect against vampires and witches, prepare soldiers for war, cure colds, heal infections and treat ailments ranging from heart disease to cancer.  

The therapeutic ingredient in garlic is allicin, which is produced when raw garlic is crushed. The real magic happens when you leave it for around 15 min after you’ve crushed it allowing the garlic’s enzymes  to activate.alexandra backshell

♦ If your brave…..crush it….leave it for 15 min….eat it. Not for the faint hearted!

♦ I crush it…..leave it for 15 min….mince it…then knock it back with some water mixed with 1 tsp of cider vinegar and 1 tsp of honey. For some reason this seems to neutralize the garlicky smell!

Prevention is the key

Don’t wait till you have a cold or flu to start eating raw garlic. Make sure you have plenty of it in your diet NOW as  allicin encourages white blood cells to reproduce which boosts the body’s defence from winter colds and any bugs floating around .

Tip… If your adding garlic to a meal put it in the last few minutes. This will preserve all the enzymes that get lost from cooking it too long.

And don’t forget..garlic doesn’t just have the amazing ability to kick your cold to the curb, it can also treat a wide variety of ailments and assist your health, keeping you in tip top condition through the colder months. Its a winter winner!IMG_2167[1]   

Take action now and get on the garlic….I know you can do it!

Lets tap back in to ancient knowledge, wisdom and historical healing systems that kinder to your body.

Be bold

Be brave

Go raw……you body will really thank you for this one!

Hope your having a wonderful week

Sending you warm winter hugs

Alexandra♥

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