We have known for a long time about the health benefits of Garlic. I knew a man once, who was concerned about his health. He would peel a whole container of garlic and eat it throughout the day. He ate it every day!
The truth of the matter is that Garlic is indeed good for you in fighting certain cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure and lowering cholesterol. But it must be eaten properly!
Garlic contains a sulfur-based compound called Alliin and an enzyme called Alliinase. This compound and enzyme exist when the garlic is whole.
The correct way to get your healthy benefits from eating garlic is to first, chop, dice, mince or press the garlic. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes before cooking! This releases the strong pungent flavors of the garlic. This also releases the Allicin, also an amino acid. The more pungent the smell, the better. If you do not allow it to sit, Allicin is never formed, so do yourself a favor and wait.
Cooking the garlic for more than 20 minutes does not reduces the nutritional benefits of garlic, but cooking it for more than 30 minutes reduces the nutritional benefits to be considered a total loss of benefits!
Eating raw garlic is good for you, but get all of the benefits by allowing the Allicin to form.
By the way, flat leaf parsley is great for your bad breath! Or just have your partner eat it at the same time that you do!!
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