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Garlic does more than Kill Vampires…

Help keep your heart’s highways and byways healthy with garlic. The potent veggie helps protect blood vessels and may prevent stroke.

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Garlic doesn’t only ward off vampires. The stinking rose — and all members of its family, including onions, scallions, shallots, chives and leeks — may help fend off heart attacks and strokes too. Turns out, the talented allium family contains potent organosulfur compounds that, in addition to spicing up your food and your breath, help keep your blood vessels healthy and your blood pressure in check. These chemicals may also have certain cancer-fighting properties. To get the biggest health benefit from your garlic, chop or press the cloves and let them sit for 10 minutes before cooking. Or, if you’re really brave — and don’t have a hot date that night — you can eat it raw.

source:cleveland clinic

 

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Frozen Produce is as Nutritious as Fresh

If you don’t have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, here’s a fact you should know: Frozen produce is as nutritious as fresh.

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Do you move past the frozen vegetable section because you believe them to be nutritionally inferior to fresh produce? Believe it or not, frozen fruits and vegetables retain just as many nutrients as their fresh counterparts. While fresh produce starts out with higher vitamin content than frozen, it may lose much of its nutrition by the time you eat it, depending on the distance to its final destination. As long as frozen fruits and vegetables aren’t packed with added sugar, salt or syrups, they are a perfectly healthy way to get your daily quota.

 
 

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