Category Archives: Garlic

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

Powerful Components of Garlic

As I mentioned in my post, Healthy Breast Tip: Garlic!, garlic has many wonderful healing properties.
Today I’m going to break down the 3 most influential for your health:
 
  • Allicin: Allicin is a powerful sulfur plant compound that is antibiotic and anti-fungal. This substance is only created when you chop or cut garlic. (When you cut garlic the enzyme allinase is released and converts the original allin to allicin)  Allin does not have any health benefits until it becomes allicin.
  • Flavonoids: Flavonoids are aromatic plant compounds that are considered to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidants protect your body from oxygen free radical damage that can lead to cancer.
  • SeleniumResearch shows that this plant chemical may be anti-mutagens ( meaning a substance that can prevent cancer by blocking damage to cells DNA or stimulating the body to repair damaged DNA.)  It also stimulates the production of glutathione (one of your body’s natural antioxidants.)
Pretty incredible information here!
Stay tuned to learn how I recommend to eat it.

Be Well,

Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CCT, CBP

Thermography for Health NY

Healthy Breast Tip: Garlic!

Garlic ranks as one of the most potent remedies of all time.

Did you know what people have been using Garlic to heal for over 5,000 years?

Recent studies have shown that garlic may help lower your chances of developing breast cancer and if you already have the illness, improve your likelihood of recovery.

Garlic has natural antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antiviral. The cloves of garlic contain high levels of sulphur, flavonoids, and selenium.
When garlic is crushed or chopped it produces the compound allicin. Garlic may help to prevent breast cancer by its antibacterial properties, its ability to enhance genetic repair,  and prevent the formation of carcinogenic substances in your body.
Stay tuned to learn more about Garlic’s amazing healing properties.

Be Well,

Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CCT, CBP

Thermography for Health NY

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