Garlic contains the sulfur compound Allicin. Allicin has been called natures antibiotic because it helps the body to slow down the ability of germs to grow and reproduce. Studies have shown that garlic boosts the production of hydrogen sulfide which is effective in preventing prostate, breast and colon cancers. Research also shows that garlic has positive effects on the respiratory system, helps with arthritis and reduces inflammation.
But besides that, garlic tastes really good. Some of my favorite foods are cooked with garlic. Garlic chicken, spinach sauteed with garlic, gumbo, and jambalaya, I could eat everyday.
My family enjoys my famous chicken soup. We eat it once a week in my house. It definitely helps us to keep the colds and flu away. Made with chicken, tomatoes, green onions, garlic, red, green and yellow peppers, chili powder, cumin, green beans, corn, potatoes, chicken broth, tomato sauce salt to taste, and a cup of apple juice. Yum.
Below are recipes for Cajun Jambalaya, Spicy Garlic Chicken and Seafood Gumbo. All taste so good and are good for you. Enjoy.