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April 19th is National Garlic Day
you're looking for something to do then let's get that breath stinking
because it's National Garlic Day! You have to love when a
holiday is actually healthy! Let's get right into celebrating
National Garlic Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday because tons of other people, including
myself, love adding this lovely bulb to a wide variety of dishes. It's
got a strong flavor that adds something special to your meal along with
having a lot of health benefits. So today you have no excuse not to
break out some cloves of garlic and start adding flavor to your life!
Garlic is in the onion family and the cloves of the plant are
added to food and eaten or are used for medicinal purposes. The beauty
about garlic is that when it's in or on your food; you know it's there!
Its smell is just as strong as the flavor, so you don't have to use a
lot of it. Garlic comes in a variety of forms from fresh cloves to
powdered and they all have their place in the culinary world. And it's
so well loved that they were even using it way back when the Giza
pyramids were built!
Plus there are a handful of different
health benefits you can gain from having garlic in your diet. It has
been shown to have antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties.
It can help prevent certain types of cancer and it's been said that
garlic will protect your heart from cholesterol build up. But some
recent studies have shown that the cholesterol claims might not be
true. But garlic has been shown to prevent and fight the common cold
and even regulate blood sugar levels. So, unless you're
to garlic, do you really have a reason not to want to try it in a few
So how can you celebrate today? Well, first you're going to
want to head to your local grocery store and stock up on some
garlic. You can get some fresh cloves, garlic powder, garlic
or even garlic pepper. I like getting the minced garlic that
can get in jars so that it's easy to toss into your meals as you're
But, if you don't feel like cooking today, you can also
scan the shelves for random, garlic-infused food. Sure, you
go for some Texas toast but there are plenty of other choices out
there. You could even have a little competition with your
and family to see who can find the weirdest thing that has garlic in
it. The person who finds the weirdest thing gets to watch
everyone else try it out first to see if it's good. If it's
then enjoy it with them! If not, then the winner gets to
everyone else's faces. And if you do feel like cooking then
not try adding garlic to EVERYTHING you eat today? Things
turn out bad, depending on what you eat, but it also could turn out
amazing! Garlic macaroni and cheese, garlic ham sandwich,
and ranch dressing to dip vegetables in, garlic milk... OK, yeah it
could get bad! But, it's worth a shot I guess. Have
day and try not to breathe on too many people!