A seemingly odd combination, but once you hear about the ways these two foods can boost your immune system – and how you can turn potent garlic into somewhat of a tasty treat – I know my two favorites will soon be yours too
Health Benefits of Garlic
First up, let’s talk about garlic. Not only does it help your body maintain proper blood pressure, improve heart function, and fight fungal infections, but it has been found to boost your immune system and ward off colds and the flu. Goodness! Maybe we should eat more!
As you all may know, garlic is most potent in its raw form. Allicin is the part of garlic that makes it so beneficial, but unfortunately, it’s also the part that makes it taste and smell so strong. The fresher it is, the stronger it will be!
Instead of shying away from the potency of garlic, let’s embrace it and harness its healing power!
Health Benefits of Raw Honey
Raw honey is full of enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, and acts as an antioxidant to fight off free radicals. Although some give it a bad rap because it’s a sweetener, it earns its keep from the incredible nutrients packed into just one tiny tablespoon. Plus the balance of those nutrients won’t spike your blood sugar like refined sugars do.
Before I keep going, let me point out a very important key word: raw.
Typical commercial honeys found at the grocery store are refined and far from their original state. They’re first heated, then watered down and finally filtered to remove any remaining traces of pollen. This process also kills the enzymes and makes the resulting honey void of any vitamins or minerals. If you don’t have the nutrients, you aren’t getting any benefit from eating the honey.
With immune-boosting garlic and antioxidant raw honey at our fingertips, let’s combine them to create a super-power of food for medicine!