I know it’s that time of year again – the flu season has arrived. And I’m sure you’ve heard it too – “Something is going around.”

Well, I’m here to tell you that there is something you can do to help boost your immune system and fight off the flu. It’s called the Flu Fighter, and it’s a simple and effective way to enjoy the benefits of garlic without having to worry about the unpleasant odor. The Flu Fighter is a recipe that combines garlic and lemon, two powerful antioxidants with antiviral and antibiotic properties. It’s a great way to get the benefits of garlic without having to eat it raw, which can be unpleasant for some people.

The “AH GARLIC” Moment:

The Flu Fighter’s recipe effectively masks the unpleasant garlic odor, a common concern associated with raw garlic consumption. This unique blend of garlic and lemon effectively neutralizes the garlic’s pungent aroma while preserving its health-promoting properties. As a result, you can enjoy the benefits of garlic without enduring the dreaded “AH GARLIC” moments.

The Flu Fighter’s ability to eliminate garlic odor is due to its unique combination of ingredients. The lemon juice neutralizes the garlic’s sulfur compounds, which are responsible for the unpleasant odor. Unlike home remedies like keeping a piece of clove or green cardamom in your mouth after eating raw garlic, the Flu Fighter provides a long-lasting solution that eliminates the unpleasant garlic odor from both your breath and your body. This means you can enjoy the benefits of garlic without having to worry about offending those around you.

In addition to eliminating garlic odor, the Flu Fighter also provides several other health benefits. Garlic is a natural antibiotic and antiviral that can help boost the immune system and fight off infections.

The Flu Fighter

The Flu Fighter

The Flu Fighter

Garlic: A Culinary and Medicinal Treasure:

Garlic is a member of the onion family and is known for its pungent flavor and aroma. It has been used for centuries as a culinary ingredient and a natural remedy. Garlic is a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is also a good source of sulfur-containing compounds, which are thought to be responsible for many of its health benefits.

Here are some of the Health Benefits of Garlic:

  • Boosts the immune system: Garlic has been shown to boost the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells.
  • Lowers blood pressure: Garlic has been shown to lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels.
  • Improves and lowers bad cholesterol: Garlic has been shown to improve cholesterol levels by reducing the amount of LDL (bad) cholesterol and increasing the amount of HDL (good) cholesterol.
  • Potential cancer-fighting properties: The National Cancer Institute recognizes garlic as one of several vegetables with potential cancer-fighting properties.
  • Garlic is a natural antibiotic and antiviral that can help boost the immune system and fight off infections. 

Here are some tips for testing the Quality of Garlic:

  • Put a slice on your tongue: If you get that burn, you know you have fresh garlic. The more it burns, the fresher the garlic.
  • Smell it: Fresh garlic has a strong, pungent smell. If your garlic has a weak smell or no smell at all, it is probably old.
  • Look at it: Fresh garlic should be firm and have dry, papery skin. If your garlic is soft or has mushy skin, it is probably old.

Adding Garlic to Your Diet:

Adding garlic and lemon to your diet is a simple, inexpensive way to improve your health.  Garlic has been and always will be used in the kitchen.  It’s used all over the world and has been used for thousands of years.  Garlic is believed to have medicinal properties and we now have the science to confirm it. A 12-week study found that a daily garlic supplement reduced the number of colds by 63%.

Lemon: A Refreshing Source of Nutrients:

Lemons, with their vibrant acidity and abundant vitamin C content, serve as a refreshing addition to both culinary creations and overall health. Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, plays a vital role in immune system function and collagen production, contributing to skin health and wound healing.

Incorporating  Garlic and Lemon into Your Diet:

Enriching your diet with garlic and lemon is a straightforward and cost-effective approach to enhancing your overall well-being. Garlic has long been a staple ingredient in kitchens worldwide, and its culinary applications. Aside from its culinary versatility, garlic is also renowned for its potential medicinal properties, which have now been corroborated by scientific evidence.

Combining garlic and lemon in your diet yields a synergistic effect, amplifying their health benefits. The antioxidant properties of both garlic and lemon work in tandem to combat oxidative stress and protect cells from damage. Additionally, garlic’s anti-inflammatory properties complement lemon’s ability to boost the immune system, creating a potent duo for overall health enhancement.

Heating Garlic:

While garlic is a renowned culinary ingredient, excessive heating can diminish its health-promoting properties. Allicin, the primary compound responsible for garlic’s health benefits, is susceptible to degradation when subjected to prolonged heat. Research has confirmed this observation, revealing that heating crushed garlic can impair its ability to inhibit cancer development. However, a study demonstrated that allowing crushed, chopped, or minced garlic to rest for 10 minutes before cooking preserves its anticancer activity.  During the rest time, the maximum allicin is created and stays intact during cooking. You can then fry, saute, and bake too, and still get all its medicine.

To minimize the loss of nutrients during cooking, adhere to the following guidelines:

  • 5-15 minutes of heating: Minimal nutrient loss

  • 15-30 minutes of heating: Moderate nutrient loss

  • 45 minutes or more of heating: Substantial nutrient loss

By following these recommendations, you can maximize the health benefits of garlic while enjoying its culinary versatility.

The Flu Fighter

The Flu Fighter: A Powerful Yet Flavorful Remedy

Embrace the Flu Fighter, a simple yet potent concoction that harnesses the power of garlic and lemon to combat ailments. This remarkable recipe yields a creamy, milky-looking beverage that defies expectations, tasting refreshingly lemony with a mild bitter aftertaste from the lemon rind. Remarkably, it lacks the lingering garlic breath often associated with raw garlic consumption.

Dosage and Frequency:

For optimal results, consume 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of the Flu Fighter daily, either before or after meals, for three weeks. Following this initial phase, take a one-week break before embarking on a second three-week treatment. This cyclical approach ensures that garlic and lemon work to their fullest extent, delivering phenomenal benefits.

Embrace the Flu Fighter and Experience the Difference:

The Flu Fighter not only eliminates the unpleasant odor of raw garlic but also maximizes its health-promoting properties. Regular consumption, ideally twice a year, helps bolster the immune system and promote overall well-being. Incorporate the Flu Fighter into your routine and witness the remarkable transformation it brings to your health. Its pleasant taste and potent efficacy make it an invaluable addition to your wellness regimen.

Lemon and Garlic

The Flu Fighter

Chef Norbert
The Flu Fighter is a simple yet potent concoction that harnesses the power of garlic and lemon to combat ailments.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Better for you
Cuisine German
Servings 24
Calories 2 kcal

Recommended Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 6 lemon organic
  • 30 garlic cloves organic
  • 32 ounce water

Instructions
 

Wash the lemons

  • Wash and brush the lemons in warm water and cut with rind into smaller pieces

Peel the garlic

  • Peel and chop the garlic into smaller pieces and let sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. During the rest time, the maximum allicin of garlic is created and stays intact during cooking.
  • Add water, the cut lemon, and the chopped garlic, and puree at high speed until smooth

Cook

  • Place in a stockpot and bring to 140 ℉. Remove immediately from heat and cool. Strain and fill into Mason jars or bottles and place in refrigerator

Nutrition

Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate

Keyword Better for you, Garlic
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