Classic garlic tea

There are thousands, of recipes that include garlic. However, the best way to absorb garlic’s health benefits is to consume it raw. Raw garlic can be a little intense for some, but there are several ways to dull the piquancy while retaining the full health benefits. My favorite is to add raw garlic to a dressing like the lemon garlic dressing used in this cabbage wedge recipe or the balsamic vinaigrette of this green bean salad.

Although it may sound a little odd to those who haven’t tried it, you can actually drink garlic. For a fast immune system boost, I like to prepare a garlic tea:

Ingredients

  • 1 clove organic garlic
  • ½ lime or lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp raw organic honey

Directions

  1. Slice 1 clove of organic garlic very thinly.
  2. Boil one cup of water.
  3. Place sliced garlic in a cup.
  4. Pour the hot water over the garlic and cover the cup with a small plate.
  5. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the juice of half a lime.
  7. Add half a spoon of raw organic honey.

If tea isn’t your thing, I have another emergency immune booster. In my opinion, this one is less tasty than the tea, but it gets the job done. Mince two cloves of garlic, mix it with the juice of ten limes, and drink it. If it’s too harsh, add a little fresh orange juice to soften the flavor.

More research may be needed, but it’s already clear that garlic is an incredible superfood with amazing health benefits. Our ancestors knew this, and we’re now rediscovering the full power of this pungent vegetable. If you’re feeling under the weather, eat a couple cloves of raw garlic. It could alleviate what ails you, though your friends, family, and coworkers may prefer you avoid any close-talking afterward.