Most of us cook garlic to add flavor to our recipes, but eating RAW garlic is even more powerful.
I just read a research study that got me super excited about eating raw garlic. Researchers found that eating just ONE MEAL containing raw garlic activated immune cells! And this is definitely the season to be eating immune boosters.
RAW GARLIC FAQ…
What’s the best way to prep raw garlic?
Mince raw garlic & let it rest for ~10 minutes to release a powerful compound called allicin.
How much raw garlic should you eat?
1-2 raw & minced cloves daily.
Can you use jarred minced garlic?
No. Use fresh cloves since research suggests jarred versions may not have the same beneficial compounds.
Can I still used cooked garlic?
Absolutely! It adds great flavor to recipes. But for the best immune boost, add RAW garlic to your routine, too.
4 EASY WAYS TO ADD RAW GARLIC TO YOUR ROUTINE…
1. RAW GARLIC CRACKER
How To: Mince 1-2 garlic cloves & spread on a multi-seed cracker w/ a drizzle of honey.
PS: My 90+ year old client said her secret for living a long & healthy life was eating raw garlic on a cracker w/ honey. Love this idea!
2. RAW GARLIC SALAD DRESSING
How To: Mince 1-2 garlic cloves & add to a serving of your favorite salad dressing.
3. RAW GARLIC OIL OR BUTTER
How To: Mince 1-2 garlic cloves, stir into a serving of oil or butter, and use on cooked foods such as mashed cauliflower or whole grain pasta.
4. RAW GARLIC DIPS
How To: Mince 1-2 garlic cloves & add to a serving of guacamole, hummus, salsa, pesto, etc.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT BAD GARLIC BREATH…
Use This Trick: Chew on fennel seeds.
Research shows that fennel seeds contain anti-microbial properties that fight bad-breath. Chew on a few seeds (5-10) after eating raw garlic for a natural breath freshener!
Not into eating raw garlic?
Consider a garlic supplement. One study gave 146 healthy volunteers either garlic supplements or a placebo for three months. The garlic group had a 63% lower risk of getting a cold, and their colds were also 70% shorter.
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