Unlocking the Benefits of Garlic

Now that we’ve learned the amazing benefits of eating garlic in my post: Healthy Breast Tip: Garlic! & Powerful Components of Garlic, lets focus on HOW you should consume it…

Unfortunately many of us eat cooked garlic. Cooking stops the process in which the “active” compounds  ( one being allicin) in garlic are generated.

To unlock the benefits of garlic it’s very important to chop the garlic and wait before you cook it.

Studies have shown that it takes 10 to 15 minutes after raw garlic is chopped or chewed for garlic’s inactive compounds to convert into the active form.

I recommend eating 1 or 2 fresh cloves daily.  (This can be easy- chop it up and sprinkle it on your salads or sauté it quickly and put in on top  of your meat dishes)  If you are worried about garlic breath there are also capsules available.  I recommend taking 600-900 mg /day.

Your health is in your hands.

Be Well,

Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CCT, CBP

Thermography for Health NY

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