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Page 6 Wednesday, April 4, 2012 NutritiOnAnd You A Garlic is Good! Hippocrates, considered to be the Father of Western Medicine, said "Let thy food be thy medicine and they medicine be thy food". Even back in ancient times, he recognized the immense health and medi- cal benefits of eating plant- based foods. Over the next four weeks, I'll be report- ing on some of these tasty, medicinal foods starting with garlic. UlIL St Luke's 00]rr McCall Center for Health Promotion Classes, Health Screenings, Forums, Workshops, and Special Events Healthy Choices Garlic is one of those foods that is both beneficial and delicious. Throughout the ages cultures that had no contact with each other have recorded their medicinal uses for garlic. In ancient times garlic was given to Olympic athletes and laborers to enhance strength and endurance. Today, through research, we have discovered that garlic can help reduce the v ii g+ ii N All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted under the class description. Diabetes Alert Free Screening and Education McCall: Tuesday, April 3, 7-11am Hospital Conference Rooms New Meadows: Thursday, April 5, 9-11am Meadows Valley Public Library Library Little Learners Three-part series. All classes will be held at the McCall Public Library. Baby and Me Yoga Wednesday, April 4 10:30-11:30am Yummy in the Tummy Wednesday, April 11 10:30-11:30am Storybook Stroller Stroll Wednesday, April 18 10:30-11:30am Tracking the Easter Bunny Fun family event featuring an expedition into Ponderosa State Park. Saturday, April 7, 10am-2pm Pre-registration required. University of Idaho Field Campus Best U -Weight Loss 12-weeks of exercise and education Monday and Thursdays beginning April 16 5:15-6:30pm McCalI-Donnelly High School Annex Fee: $150 Planting for the Health of It Saturday, April 21 10am-noon Donnelly Elementary School Gym Register online at mccallhosp.org or call 634-4061, ext. 180. effects of high blood pres- sure, reduce cholesterol and neutralize free-radical molecules that cause cell damage. Research has also showing promising signs that garlic has anti:cancer properties and may posi- tively affect factors that contribute to heart disease. You may reap the ben- efits of garlic by eating 3 or 4 cloves a day, either raw or cooked; or by taking com- mercially prepared garlic products. If you want to take the prepared product, be sure to read the label carefully and chose stan- dardized garlic products. Because garlic has a blood- thinning property, check with your doctor before taking great amounts of garlic. Below is a recipe for a Healthy Addifons to Your Daily Diet The Adams County Record By Linda Taylor, Nutritionist, ACHC garlic bread dipping sauce created by Emeril Lagasse from foodnetwork.com. Try this tasty sauce as a Some Foods Can Reduce Risk for Heart Disease, Other Ailments diet is a big step for adults looking to reduce their risk of heart dis- ease as well as a host of other ailments. When added to a diet, the fol- lowing foods can help health-conscious men and women live health- ier lives. * Almonds: Almonds can help men and women control their weight and improve their heart health. What's more, almonds, which are a good source of protein, fiber and vitamin E, might help reduce a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease. * Coffee: The medical community has varying opinions on coffee, but when consumed in mod- erate doses, coffee might help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and, for men, Parkinson's dis- ease. Coffee might also help improve memory and mood, but adults should consult with their physician for advice as to the medical benefits of coffee. * Grapes: Grapes are a great source of vita- min C and potassium. Grapes also provide a good dose of quercetin, which could help men and women strengthen their immune systems. * Ginger: Men and According to a report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Committee, heart disease figured to cost the United States in excess of $315 billion in 2010 alone. While there's no single cause of heart disease, a person's life- style can greatly reduce or increase his or her risk for heart disease. One of the best ways a man or woman can reduce the risk for heart disease is to watch what he or she eats. A poor diet can cause obesity and high cholesterol and increase a person's risk for diabetes. In a 2008 report, the National Center for Health Statistics noted that 33.9 percent of adults in the United States could qualify as overweight or obese in 2005-06. In addition, high blood pressure affected 30.5 percent of adults during that same time period. Being overweight or obese and having high blood pressure are risk factors for heart disease, and all can be controlled by adults who commit to changing their diets. Though there are risk factors for these condi- tions besides poor diet, maintaining a healthy VRS AUTO GLASS VALLEY REPAIRS & SERVICES Windshield Repairs & Replacements "We will come to you" Most Comprehensive Insurance pays 100% of Chip Repair Brian & Cyndi Dunham Bauer .Indian Valley, Idaho (208) 256-4315 healthy alternative to but- ter or margarine for bread. Enjoy! women with arthritis might want to consider adding more ginger to their diets. Ginger has been linked to reducing arthritis pain, and can also help calm an upset stomach and quell nau- sea. * Kale: Kale is often mistaken for spinach. While spinach is healthy, too, kale is among the many green vegetables that pack a powerful- and nutritious punch. Kale is a strong source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and lutein. In addition, kale is a good source of zeaxathan, which can help reduce the incidence of certain cancers and help maintain eyesight. * Pecans: Like almonds, pecans are a good source of vitamin E, par- ticularly a type of vitamin E known as gamma tocoph- erol. Pecans are also full of anti- oxidants, which can strengthen the body's immune system. * Sweet potatoes: Some might scoff at the notion that a food with the word "sweet" in its name can actu- ally be healthy. However, sweet pota- toes are a great source of vitamin A and vitamin C, and they're also high in fiber. Sweet potatoes are also a great source of lycopene, which may help fight heart disease and even certain cancers. When it comes to getting healthy, men and women can look to several foods that may reduce their risks for a host of ailments, including heart dis- ease, the leading cause of death for both men and women. But adults should consult with their physician before mak- ing any changes to their daily diets. Grapes are a great source of vitamin C and potassium and could help men and women strengthen their immune systems. Friday [ Monday Cattle Sale Butcher Cattle Sale I0:00 AM IO:O0 AM . , . Pigs, sheep, and goats II:O0 AM ! ||---- 1901 F Chicago, CaldwelL Idaho  | 208-459-7475 Toll Free 1-800-788-4429