April 19th is National Garlic Day! I always like to make the joke, “Always add one extra garlic clove than what a recipe calls for.” Garlic is part of the allium family, more commonly referred to as the onion family. You can find this bulb vegetable in its natural habitat in the Mediterranean regions, Middle East, and Central Asia. In addition to adding flavor to the most tasty dishes, garlic is also packed with health benefits.
Ava is a Registered Dietitian with a BS in Nutritional Science from Penn State University. She completed her postgraduate dietetic internship at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center where she had a critical care concentration. She started her RD career working at a level one trauma center providing Medical Nutrition Therapy to patients in the Greater New York City area. She now resides in South Florida as her hospital's full time outpatient dietitian, overseeing outpatient nutrition for cardiometabolic, bariatric, and hospital medical nutrition therapy.