What are the Health Benefits of Garlic?

I was making my favorite Creamy Garlic Dressing today and it made me curious about the health benefits of garlic. So I did a little internet research. What I found was that there are anti-bacterial benefits, immune-boosting benefits and anti-cancer properties. In addition, it can help with acne, cardiovascular health and high cholesterol.

My salad (and creamy garlic dressing) today that prompted this post!

Creamy Garlic Dressing Recipe (From the Beachbody Ultimate Reset)

½ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
3 to 5 cloves crushed garlic
3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. Himalayan salt
½ tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. unfiltered honey or raw agave nectar

Place all ingredients in blender and blend on medium high for 30 seconds or until well mixed. Store excess in airtight container in refrigerator. If dressing solidifies when cold, let sit at room temperature until liquid, then stir. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

110 calories
11 g fat
1.5 g saturated fat
0 mg cholesterol
150 mg sodium
2 g carbohydrate
0 g fiber
0 g protein
12 mg potassium

For questions about this recipe or if you need help with nutrition and fitness accountability contact meclick here for more information on the Beachbody Ultimate Reset.

Garlic info sources: NaturalSociety.com and NaturalHealthRemedies.org

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