The time has come when you can comfortably say goodbye to the flu shot. A new soup combination of onions, lemon, garlic and thyme will destroy virtually any form of virus that enters your body.
Garlic has been praised and hailed for its amazing natural powers to halt viruses and prevent diseases and flus. All this is thanks to the garlic being rich in a chemical constituent by the name of allicin.
The Incredible Benefits of Allicin
A recent discovery from Washington State University has shown that garlic is 100x more effective and efficient than the two most popular antibiotics for fighting disease and bacteria responsible for illnesses.
When the garlic goes under the crushing process, alliin turns into allicin. Allicin has been proven by many studies to lower cholesterol and blood pressure while preventing blood from clogging. It also prevents atherosclerosis while killing bacteria and viruses that are responsible for cods, earaches and flu. Other research focused on garlic has shown that it has the ability to aid digestion and prevent digestive aliments and diarrhea.
Allicin has been widely known for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and because of this, it is considered a great immune-booster. This is also one of the main reasons why people consume garlic crushed, mixed with olive oil and spread on a piece of bread.
However despite the countless research information, scientists are still divided on the ability of garlic to ward off flu and colds. One group of researchers claims that garlic intake during the winter period can cut the duration of cold symptoms while the other group reports that they can’t draw a conclusion since the provided research isn’t enough.
The only reason that big pharmaceutical companies haven’t invested into research concerning garlic is that they can’t package the garlic and sell it, therefore they couldn’t profit. So instead, they advertise their chemical-filled medicine that causes numerous side-effects.
Garlic Used as Medicine
We think it is safe to assume that garlic has been used for hundreds for hundreds of years in many traditions from all around the world. Even the ancient Egyptians recommended garlic for 22 aliments and the labourers who built the pyramids ate it to stay healthy and increase their stamina.
The Ancient Greeks have been known to have advocated garlic for almost everything, from curing diseases and infections to regulating blood and lung disorders and healing insect bites.
Even the Romans fed their sailors and soldiers some garlic in order to improve their endurance.
A recent study concerning garlic, has shown that garlic increases the antioxidant levels in the body and this is what makes it an essential in fighting bacteria and viruses. According to Louis Pasteur who did his research back in 1858, bacteria were completely eliminated when it was doused with garlic.
Garlic has been used for many ages to treat wounds and for preventing the bacteria from spreading. The Russians even nicknamed garlic as “Russian penicillin”.
Nutrition scientists from the University of Florida have found that eating garlic boosts the number of T-cells in the bloodstream. T-cells are known to play a vital role in the strengthening of the immune system and fighting diseases and viruses.
Believe it or not, according to pharmacologists at the University of California, allicin – the active garlic ingredient responsible for bad breath is the most powerful infection killer.
Allicin improves blood flow thanks to its ability to dilate our blood vessels. Therefore garlic is considered to be very effective in the prevention of cardiovascular problems like high cholesterol and reduce high blood pressure.
Brazilian dentists back in 2007 found that gargling with garlic water can easily eliminate and kill the germs that are responsible for gum disease and tooth decay.
However there was only one problem with their study – the volunteers refused to continue gargling since they reported that gargling garlic water made them feel sick.
Aside from its health benefits in humans, garlic is also efficient in killing slugs, snails nad pests according to researchers from the University of Newcastle.
The Best Way to Prepare Garlic
There are two most popular ways of preparing garlic to reap its medicinal benefits.
The first way is according to Argentinian investigators, is by peeling the garlic and letting it sit for around 15-20 minutes to produce the highest levels of compounds that fight infections and diseases.
Simply peel one galf of the garlic cloves nad roast the other half. After one hour of soup making, sprinkle some lemon juice in a bowl of steaming grey loop and tuck it in.
It is guaranteed to rev up your appetite and it will not let you down. It is delicious and one large bowl of garlic soup is all you’re going to need.
Regular consumption of garlic soup bowls will keep you free and safe from winter ailments thanks to the virus killing properties.
The second way is something that will keep everyone and everything away would be the nuclear strength of the garlic breath.
Garlic Soup Recipe (4 servings)
Ingredients you’re going to need:
- 26 unpeeled organic garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. organic butter (1/4 stick grass fed)
- ½ tsp. of cayenne powder
- ½ cup of fresh ginger
- 2 ¼ cups of sliced onions
- 1 ½ tsp. of chopped thyme
- 1/2 cup fresh ginger
- 26 peeled organic garlic cloves
- ½ cup of coconut milk
- 3 ½ cups of organic vegetable broth
- 4 lemon wedges
Preheat your oven to 350F. Next take the 26 garlic cloves and place them in a small glass baking dish, add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Tightly cover the baking dish with foil and bake it until the garlic’s color is golden brown (45 minutes of baking). Let it cool out. Afterwards, take the garlic and squeeze it with your fingertips to release the cloves and transfer them to a small bowl.
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium to high heat. Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the ginger, thyme, onions as well as the cayenne powder and cook the ingredients together until they are translucent (6 minutes of cooking). Add roasted garlic and the 26 raw garlic cloves, and cook it altogether for 3 minutes. Then add some vegetable broth, cover and simmer the mixture until the garlic is tender (20 minutes).
If working in batches, puree soup in blender until it is smooth. Afterwards return the soup to the saucepan and add coconut milk and simmer. You can add some pepper and sea salt for flavour.
When done, squeeze the juice of 1 lemon wedge into each bowl, and your dish is ready to be served.
If garlic was officially proclaimed a wonder drug, consumers could easily buy it in the supermarkets and grow it in their home garden.