Cooking tips for Garlic

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
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Immune function

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Garlic can interfere with warfarin enhancing its effects. 

Picture thanks to @gaellemm

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