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Garlic (L. Allium sativum) is a true staple of the Cretan Diet and found piled high on the stands of local market traders. Its distinctive smell is due to the high sulphur mineral content in its various compounds that acts as a cleansing agent. Garlic is the true aristocratic ingredient of main courses in Cretan cuisine acting as the base for flavouring meat and savoury dishes. By ingesting garlic its complex make up of manganese, vitamins B6 and C and selenium are all compounds known for their cardiovascular benefits. Above all though it is the sulphur that when it is taken regularly in any form has a real cleansing affect on the body draining all those damaging toxins that build up over time. Sweating out the garlic through the pores of the skin is doing you and me a big favor, although our nostrils may tell us otherwise.
Did you know that in Italy, Sicilian men like their womenfolk to give off a garlic aroma from the body? It is considered as a particularly attractive virtue! So much for cleansing of toxins. You may well look upon garlic differently from now on?
Recommended Detox Foods in the Cretan Diet