Dallas Chiropractor Presents:

The Health Benefits of Garlic

Recipe by Dr. Anthony Vaslie

Garlic is one of my favorite ingredients. I use it on a very regular basis. It transforms food into a flavorful masterpiece. I like it because it can be used raw, baked, roasted and each one creates a different flavor. This recipe brings out some fantastic aromas due to the garlic and fresh rosemary. It is quick, easy, and delicious. I usually cook this as a side dish with a grass finished steak and sauteed greens like swiss chard.

Garlic is not only delicious, but it is very nutritious and contains little calories. It also has amazing health benefits. Some of the health benefits of garlic include antibiotic and antifungal properties. It is also widely recognized for its use to normalize blood pressure. There is evidence of its impact on lowering cholesterol. One key ingredient in garlic is allicin which has been researched extensively. One of the properties of allicin was investigated to see its effects on weight loss.

This research was a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of published randomized controlled clinical trials assessing the effect of garlic supplementation on body weight (BW), body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). Participants ingesting garlic had lower WC after intervention compared to the control groups. Although garlic had an impact on reducing WC it did not have a significant effect on BMI or BW. More clinical trials are needed to confirm these findings, but this is a good start for such delicious type of supplement. Please enjoy these simple, fast, and delicious rosemary garlic roasted potatoes.

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Darooghegi Mofrad, Manije, et al. “The Effects of Garlic Supplementation on Weight Loss: A Systematic      Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.” International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Internationale Zeitschrift Fur Vitamin- Und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal International De Vitaminologie Et De Nutrition, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 30 July 2019, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31357923.