April 19th celebrates International Garlic Day, and its a chance for everyone to feel a little healthier. Garlic has been a favorite for centuries, even making an appearance in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Some have used it for medicinal purposes to treat infections and even intestinal trouble, while others have even used it to repulse vampires. Most importantly, it has long been a favorite addition to the dinner table.
Needless to say, not only does garlic make a great addition to many dinner plates, it also provides many health benefits as well. Garlic is renowned for its ability to control and reduce cholesterol levels, helping you maintain a healthy circulatory system. There are even anti-bacterial properties present in this astounding food, some of which were put to use by surgeons of the past. Even today there are studies being done about the cancer fighting properties of allyl sulfur compounds present in just a single clove of garlic.
While it also has the notoriety of providing a unique after-breath, it makes for an excellently flavorful meal. These tasty meals would include such dishes as garlic prime
rib or grilled beef tenderloin with herb-garlic-pepper that make tasty appearances on the dinner plate. This simple herb can also be turned into sauces like creamy horseradish garlic spread or added to our salads in garlic croutons. With garlic, you can make any meal a healthy addition to your day.
So, for your upcoming event, you may be considering some meals that will be delightful, but with a little added garlic, they can also give you and your guests a healthy bonus. West Texas favored caterer, Gomez Catering, has a wide selection of versatile recipes that can cater to any occasion.
While its health benefits are well-known, garlic has made an appearance many times in history. There are even some odd and interesting facts about garlics reported, but non-credible, abilities to cure warts, to cause hair growth, to ward off vampires and other evil omens, and to prevent someone from catching the Plague. While these are in no way credible, they do point to the important fact that over the centuries, many have valued garlic as a very unique addition to their daily lives. Eat well, and eat healthy: eat garlic!