//GARLIC// This "warm" and pungent herb takes action on the SPLEEN, STOMACH and LUNG in Chinese Medicine. It also helps build up QI and YANG in the body. ▪

//NUTRITION// Whole books have been written about garlic and no post could really do it justice. From a medical history stand point, the anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties are perhaps its most legendary feature. Let's touch on one of the less known properties of it instead. ▪

//GARLIC & IRON METABOLSIM// Recent research has shown that garlic may be able to improve our metabolism of iron. When iron is stored up in our cells, one of the key passageways for it to be moved out of the cell and returned into circulation involves a protein called ferroportin. Ferroportin is protein that runs across the cell membrane, and it provides a bridge for iron to cross over and leave the cell. Garlic may be able to increase our body's production of ferroportin, and in this way, help keep iron in circulation as it is needed. Cool!