4. Can be, but usually not, substituted for garlic.
5. Excellent source of vitamins A, C, E
6. Like regular garlic, it contains allicin giving it antibacterial properties.
7. Contains sulfur compounds shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Last month I went through a period of feeling blue and anxious. Desperate for some relief, I once again turned to food for medicine. I have been studying food as medicine for around ten years now. I have also earned a certificate in Plant Medicine from Cornell University. Wanting to take the edge off my blue mood, I went to these five foods. Before sharing with you, I wanted to test them myself. For several weeks, I consumed three or more of these foods at least once a day. There was a noticeable improvement. (Let me stop here and say that food is not always what one needs for chronic depression and anxiety. There is a place for medications and counseling as well. Please seek medical advice from a doctor before changing or stopping medication. I am not a doctor or in a medical profession. I am only sharing with you information based on my study of plant nutrition and medicine for information purposes only.) Being pleased with the changes I saw; I would like to share some information on 5 anxiety-relieving foods with you.
Artist, Writer, Holistic Living Guide
Important Disclaimer: Any content discussing medicinal uses of plants, herbs, or food as medicine is informational only and not prescriptive. When dealing with health issues, be sure to do your own research and consult with the appropriate health professional for guidance. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. It is information based on my personal research and studies.