24 Jan Cooking tips for Garlic
With these winter days, our immune systems need a little extra help to fight infection, the common cold and more!
One great superfood to help is Garlic.
A few little tips…. When Garlic is crushed, chopped or chewed, the enzyme Allicin is released. This enzyme holds a host of healthful benefits but can be blocked if microwaved for more than 1 minute or cooked for more than 6 minutes.
Once chopped or crushed, leave to stand for 10 minutes and add to the cooking a maximum of 6 minutes before serving.
There’re many ways of incorporating garlic into your meals, including hearty warm soups, stir-frys and home-made sauces.
Healthful benefits of garlic include:
- Lowers cholesterol
- Prevents blood clots
- Decrease of risk stomach and colon cancer
- Garlic inhibits Carcinogens from becoming activated
- Helps eliminate toxins and drugs from the body
- Immune function
IMPORTANT NOTE: Garlic can interfere with warfarin enhancing its effects.
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