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Garlic and Vitamin C: Why They’re Essential & the Best Ways to Eat Them

What? Garlic and Vitamin C? You must be kidding me!

You are connecting the smelly garlic with the citrusy fragrance of a mandarin orange!

That’s impossible!

Well, it is not just possible but also a wonderful and healthy combination of foods.

Garlic and Vitamin C

Food fact: Did you know that garlic is a rich source of Vitamin C?

Isn’t that the shocking thing you have read all day? Garlic and Vitamin C are two of nature’s best medicines that will help you in restoring health, rejuvenate your cells and keep common ailments at bay.

What Are the Benefits of Garlic and Vitamin C?

Here is a quick recap of what garlic and Vitamin C can do for you:

Health benefits of garlic

  • Helps keep gut healthy
  • Good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Selenium and Manganese
  • Detoxifies your body of heavy metals
  • Helps maintain low cholesterol

Health benefits of Vitamin C

  • Helps with cold
  • Boosts overall health
  • Prevents skin ageing
  • Reduces inflammation

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Why Garlic with Vitamin C Works

What do you get when you mix two of the best known, easily available and most potent healthy food items in the world – a killer combination (no pun intended). When taken together, garlic and Vitamin C will make your food delicious.

It is really difficult to avoid these two substances in food. Garlic and Vitamin C have been used in food since times immemorial and even the ancient Indians, Chinese, Egyptians and Babylonians knew they need these two in their food.

garlic and vitamin c

1) Garlic and Vitamin C Are Proven to Reduce Blood Pressure

Together, garlic and Vitamin C can help you in reducing blood pressure significantly. If you have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure (mildly elevated), then it may not be too late to heal your body with a helping hand from garlic and vitamin c. Several studies show that when using garlic and Vitamin C together can bring back blood pressure levels to normal for people experiencing the onset of hypertension.

As soon as the researchers removed the Vitamin C and garlic from the diet, blood pressure levels increased again. Interestingly, adding these two ingredients in your diet isn’t too difficult, and we will tell you how.

2) The Winning Combination Helps Blood Circulation and Sexual Health

There is significant evidence that when garlic and Vitamin C is used by men, it not only helps with proper blood circulation and hypertension but also eliminate erectile dysfunction.

In some people, it can also help with premature ejaculation while in others it could “shorten recover times” between sessions while you are sandwiched between the sheets. If this doesn’t make you eat garlic and Vitamin C nothing else can.

Ladies! You better start making these awesome mouth-watering garlic and Vitamin C recipes at home and make sure your man eats a bellyful. What better than having him giving you the time of your life after he has loaded up on all the goodness of these two awesome ingredients.

Recipes with Garlic and Vitamin C to Die For!

Here are two awesome garlic and vitamin c recipes that could help your general as well as sexual health. And mind you! They all taste very delicious.

Roast Veggies with Garlic Infused Oil

Give a garlicy twist to this traditional favourite without even making elaborate preparations in the kitchen. Simply take the vegetables of your choice or whatever is available in season and dice them in 1/4-inch pieces. The best veggies are carrots, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, squashes, broccoli, cauliflower or anything else that you like.

garlic and vitamin c recipe

Take some garlic-infused olive oil (take a few cloves of garlic, slice or thrash them and add to a cup of olive oil) and generously coat your veggies. Add some seasoning of your choice. The best ones are- oregano and thyme, rosemary and thyme, curry powder, salt and pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and plain garlic powder.

The line on a baking sheet and toss it straight into the oven for 20 minutes. Now, depending on your tastes- whether you like it a lil sweet or sour, add a couple tablespoons of mandarin orange juice + jest or lime juice+ zest and roast again for 10-15 minutes. If you want, you can simply roast the veggies for 40 minutes and add lemon juice+ lemon zest or mandarin juice + mandarin zest while serving to keep it tasting fresh and delicious.

Creamy Garlic and Vitamin C Dressing

To make this amazing, fresh and well-tasting garlic, you just need ½ cup yogurt and ½ cup mayo alongside 2 crushed garlic cloves. To make it even tastier, you will need about 2 teaspoons of vinegar, 2 teaspoons of olive oil and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Add 2 teaspoons of mustard powder to add that extra zing. Mix all the ingredients together, add salt and pepper to taste and voila! You have a fresh, herbaceous and delicious dip for fish and chips.

You can also change the consistency a little to convert it into a fabulous dressing for all your delicious salads throughout the seasons. Now that is one salad that we won’t be able to avoid for long.

garlic and vitamin c dip

Come on! Don’t tell you that these two recipes aren’t exceedingly simple to make. They are just two ways in which you can make your everyday food more scrumptious. Guess what? This flavor never gets old.

Carry a dollop of the creamy garlic dressing and have it with fresh vegetables or fruits or make fresh sides for dinner with our roast veggie surprise.

garlic and vitamin c recipe

There is an old saying that food is medicine. Make this natural medicine work for you. We always suggest our readers make recipes at home instead of buying supplements from the pharmacy.

While supplements are an easy way to add Vitamin C and garlic to your diet, they don’t provide you the satisfaction of a well-cooked homemade meal. Meals that you put together from scratch are not just more filling but are more beneficial from wellness point of view as well.

You’ll find plenty more cooking and food inspiration over on my Instagram page @foodireallylike.

Even if you can only cook one meal a day, make sure that you add our special ingredients and simple recipes for a spoonful of taste and health. Good luck!

If you love the health benefits of garlic just as much as I do, why not take a browse of my recommendations for 5 garlic presses, ideal for making garlic and vitamin c dishes. You can read it here!

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Pauline is a mother of four, when she isn't cooking up new dishes for her family and friends, she likes to dine out at newly-opened restaurants (especially tapas!) and review them in her blog posts.
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2 thoughts on “Garlic and Vitamin C: Why They’re Essential & the Best Ways to Eat Them”

  1. Great article! I loooove garlic. Anyone interested in this stuff should definitely check out the book Everyday Roots. It teaches you how to replace all the toxic chemicals in your life with healthy organic alternatives. Its completely changed my life and how I feel everyday! 🙂

    Keep up the great content!

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