Garlic can help you pay your taxes. Really. Tax time can be stressful, even in Vermont in April when spring is just becoming believable. Some of us rely on accountants, alcohol, and/or denial to get through April 15th. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
We don’t recommend you abandon your accountant, but you can find healthier ways to handle the stress of tax time. Garlic is the answer. Garlic’s reputation as a medicinal is world famous, and has been for centuries.
Historically, garlic has been used around the world to treat many conditions, including hypertension and stress. According to Garlic-Central.com, “Studies have also shown that garlic – especially aged garlic – can have a powerful antioxidant effect. Antioxidants can help to protect the body against damaging free radicals. There are claims that fermented black garlic contains even higher antioxidant levels than normal cloves.” Antioxidants are proven stress relievers.
Garlic is considered a balancing tonic in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines, and its use is also backed by science. In his recent book, Garlic and You: The Modern Medicine, Dr. Benjamin Lau, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Surgery at Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine, documents and scientifically confirms the benefits of using garlic to reduce stress and fatigue.
It improves digestion and enhances liver function and the immune system. It is good for the heart, circulation, and eyes. Garlic works to reduce fatigue and other symptoms of stress in the body. Studies show that it also increases energy levels, improves physical stamina and even extends our life expectancy!
You can take garlic as a supplement, but you’ll miss the wonderful flavors. Instead, ward off the evil spirit of tax time stress with a few extra cloves in your meals. One for you, nineteen for me…