by Amy Gorin in Food News, December 10, 2016
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, November 1, 2014
Garlic isn’t only a tasty addition to stir-fries, salads and more. It’s also good for us: It may help lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure, and research shows that regular intake may help lower the risk of certain cancers, like endometrial and prostate cancers.
But all potential health benefits aside, garlic has one major drawback: It can cause garlic breath that lasts up to 24 hours! Thankfully, a recent preliminary study in the journal Food Chemistry found a potential way to help diminish this. Study participants first ate garlic, immediately followed by apple (raw, juiced or heated). Study authors then measured the participants’ levels of garlic volatiles (aka garlic breath) using a technique called spectrometry. The test was then repeated with lettuce (raw or heated), mint leaves (raw or juiced) and green tea.
Garlic breath significantly decreased after the participants ate raw apple, raw lettuce and raw mint leaves. Study authors believe this is due to specific components in the foods that help in the deodorizing process. Although the apple juice, mint juice, heated apple and heated lettuce were helpful in reducing bad breath, their impact wasn’t as great as that of the raw produce and herbs — and the green tea didn’t affect breath at all. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in In Season, August 3, 2010
Cold and flu season is right around the corner and while there’s no magical food to protect you from illness, eating more of these five foods can help keep you going strong through those chilly winter months.
by Toby Amidor in Grilling, Healthy Recipes, June 8, 2010
- Pickled Garlic Vegetables - Photo by Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine
Though you may always be able to find it at the grocery store, garlic has a season, and we are in it! We’ve got the deets on garlic’s nutritional benefits (it fights off more than vampires), plus discover all the ways to savor this ancient bulb.
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by Dana Angelo White in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, July 15, 2009
Seasoning blends are widely available and easy to use, but why turn to the processed stuff when you can easily make your own? Use our custom blends to spice up meat, poultry, fish and veggies.
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by Dana Angelo White in 5-Ingredient Recipes, May 14, 2009
Chances are you won’t find garlic scapes anywhere but your farmers’ market or CSA box. They’re often passed over because people may not be sure what they are. Take advantage of this local food delicacy, but act fast, the curly green shoots are only available for a short time.
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by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, April 19, 2009
You may have caught the new show on Food Network — 5 Ingredient Fix. Host Claire Robinson preps full meals from just a few ingredients. Inspired by the idea, we wanted to try creating our own healthy dish created with some simple pantry staples. For this first try, we’re building around simple whole-wheat pasta.
So little, but so potent — this veggie should be in everyone’s pantry. Find out why it’s so good for you.
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