🤔 ⬅️ That’s what you’re probably thinking “But what’s the nutritive value of this AIP garlic sauce?”
Garlic, the main ingredient of this sauce, is rich in antioxidants blah blah blah but you knew that already.
❓ But did you know that garlic is rich in CYSTEINE which contains sulfur, a nutrient the body needs during phase 2 liver detox?
You see, toxins can’t just leave your body as they please. The liver has 2 important pathways through which these toxins are converted into water-soluble compounds for safe elimination:
🎈 Phase 1: Toxins are broken down / modified.
🎈 Phase 2: Toxins from phase 1 are made water-soluble.
And if any of these 2 phases is impaired:
- Increased inflammatory cytokines (hello flare-ups!)
- Imbalanced progesterone/estrogen levels or ‘estrogen dominance’ = PMS, period pain, heavy periods, etc
- You’ll be thinking through “pea soup” brain fog. Not ideal if you need to focus.
Serving suggestion: Dip your taro root fritters in this AIP Garlic Sauce for a bonus zing.
AIP Garlic Sauce (Paleo, Gluten Free, Refined Oil Free)
- ¼ – ½ teaspoon garlic paste
- ¼ teaspoon coconut sugar
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons water
- Fresh mint, optional
- Mix the ginger paste, coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar, and water in a bowl.
- Chop some fresh mint very thinly.
- Add the mint to your sauce and give it a quick stir.
- Serve this sauce with some taro root fritters or chicken cassava fritters.
- Keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.