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Allicin, an antibacterial and antifungal compound, is the steam engine pushing forward garlic’s health benefits.
The chemical is produced by the garlic plant as a defence against pests, but inside your body it fights cancer, strengthens your cardiovascular system, decreases fat storage, and fights acne. To activate it crush the garlic as finely as possible. Peel the cloves, then use the side of a heavy chef’s knife to squash it before carefully crushing or chopping. Then be sure not to overcook it, as too much heat will render the compound completely useless (and your food with a bitter aftertaste).Substitutes: Onions, chives, leeksRecipe idea: Mix crushed garlic with chopped parsley and fresh lemon zest for a bright topping for pasta and grilled meat; or roast an entire head in a foil packet at 170˚C/gas mark 4 and fold the sweet, soft cloves into mashed potatoes or spread on crusty bread.
"those who had been drinking five or more cups of tea per day were 26 percent less likely to die of any cause"
There was a letter in the Lancet recently about this sort of statement.
haha! took me several minutes to realise what was wrong with that statement !
well pointed out
I also thought that you could only drink tea, not eat it, so the title "10 foods you should eat every day" is a bit of a misnomer.
Good to know that I am now varying percent less likely to die of any cause depending on my intake of food and amount of daily exercise.
Imagine being immortal though. At what point would it dawn on your that that would be the worst possible fate imaginable? Or would you learn through eons of time to live with it? I suppose you wouldn't have any choice.
Kryten wrote (see)
Being immortal would be fine so long as you had a really bad memory.
Perhaps that's the way things actually are. We're not going to know any different are we? The Big Bang wasn't the start of everything, just a time when lots of shit was going down. That's what I reckon. Read Spinoza.
*stares into bottom of mug*
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