Why Garlic is For Lovers

Aug 11, 2011   //   by mamaginas   //   Blog  //  No Comments

We get lots of couples who come into Mama Gina’s on dates before or after going to the movies, and we have a little advice for them; Don’t shy away from the Garlic Bread, Garlic Knots or Bruschetta!

Garlic gets such a bad rap for causing bad breath, but that’s just one small detail considering it’s one of the healthiest foods you can eat!

For centuries, garlic has been considered a “cure-all” used to treat almost every ailment from the common cold to the Plague! While we here in Phoenix don’t have Plagues about, here are a few benefits you’ll be getting when you order our Garlic Bread, Garlic Knots or Bruschetta:

  • Anti-Bacterial – Garlic has 1% the potency of penicillin and can actually ward off an impressive number of bacteria including Cryptococcal meningitis, E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella. While most bacteria develops resistance to antibiotics, this is not the case with garlic. (Another order of garlic bread, please!)
  • Improve Cardiovascular Health and Lower Cholesterol – If yours is a lasting love, you’ll want to remain healthy to keep up with your sweetie for years to come! Mediterranean food, including your Italian favorites, uses a lot of garlic, and people from Mediterranean countries have low incidences of cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol can be a confusing area of health with the HDL and LDL. What you should know is that modern medicine has found that garlic contains allicin which scavenges hydroxyl radicals (OH) and is thought to prevent LDLs from being oxidised. This is a good thing.
  • Antioxidants – Allicin naturally increases the antioxidant enzymes in your blood. If you’re a smoker, quit! But, garlic can guard against the damaging effects of nicotine and slow the aging process of your liver by inhibiting lipid peroxidation.
  • Reduce Acne – Our teen customers may want to take note of this one! Many teens spend a fortune buying facial washes and creams. Did you know that you can boost their effect by eating garlic? Garlic is thought to work because of its blood cleansing and antibiotic properties. The garlic on our Garlic Bread, Garlic Knots or Bruschetta is the perfect way to get your helping of garlic, because it is crushed and chopped. This will help release the active compounds.

We hope you’ll stop by and share one of these appetizers with your better half.

Remember Mama Gina’s Math: Your garlic breath + your date’s garlic breath = no garlic breath worries!

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