- Posted August 6, 2013 by
How to Eat Garlic for Health
Garlic has potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Garlics are best used in food recipes like Julia childs brown sauce recipe. It is used worldwide in the prevention and treatment of various infections, such as the common cold and influenza. Garlic is also very beneficial for cardiovascular health and decreases both cholesterol and blood pressure.
If you decide to take raw garlic, consume one or two cloves of raw garlic each day.
- Peel the garlic cloves.
- Use a meat mallet to crush the cloves. This is necessary to release the active components of garlic.
- Spread the crushed garlic on bread or mix with honey and then eat.
If you decide to use garlic supplements, look for the amount of allicin released.
- One clove of garlic contains between 24-56 mg of alliin. Alliin combines with the enzyme allinase to make allicin. Allicin is the active component of garlic. It is produced from alliin when the garlic clove is chewed or crushed.
- Take enough garlic supplements to equal one or two cloves of garlic. It is best if you are able to take these supplements daily, with food.