ASK! about Health and Fitness
Garlic is known to have health properties like lowering blood cholesterol. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. These are attributable to a compound called allicin in it.
Thing is, how do we ingest garlic to receive all these wonderful benefits? Raw, or cooked? According to a recent experiment by some scientists, whether baked or boiled, garlic will retain the same health benefits as if its raw. And if you crush it, its even better.
Now if you embrace quick fix methods like the microwave, its time perhaps to re-think your cooking methods. Microwaving actually destroys the health benefits of garlic.
- Cousin, Pierre Jean, Food is medicine: the practical guide to healing foods, London : Duncan Baird, 2006.
-”Garlic: The raw truth”, Reader’s Digest Interactive, Oct 2008, 7 Nov 08, http://www.readersdigest.com.au/food-and-recipes/
Posted by Ang Mei Jun,
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