• azithromycin buy online orlistat bodybuilding generic revia http://foggiachat.altervista.o...kwd=683315 orlistat hexal
  • thyroxine medication sulfamethoxazole 800mg trimethoprim 160mg bactrim ds for tooth infection http://www.nanoqam.uqam.ca/ico...e-purchase http://www.nanoqam.uqam.ca/ico...-minoxidil
    cialis générique en pharmacie prix ou se procurer du cialis en france prix levitra en pharmacie prix levitra france levitra 20 mg comprimé pelliculé boîte de 12 http://www.cricyt.edu.ar/sismo...za-ricetta cialis generico 5 mg costo viagra se procurer comprar viagra espana http://www.cricyt.edu.ar/sismo...pour-femme site ici zeigen encontrar clic

    You Ask, I Answer: Health Benefits of Garlic

    garlic_bulbWhat health benefits do we get from eating garlic?

    Is it better to eat it raw (like in the pesto recipe you shared) or cook it?

    Do you need a certain amount of cloves to get the health benefits?

    — Whitney Bennett
    New York, NY

    The most solid evidence on daily and consistent garlic consumption is that it can:

    • Help reduce levels of LDL (“bad”) and total cholesterol
    • Slow down atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
    • Discourage platelet aggregation (the grouping of platelets in the blood which ultimately forms clots)

    There doesn’t appear to be a difference whether garlic is consumed in a raw or cooked state.  For optimal results in terms of active compounds, though, fresh garlic should always be used (as opposed to pre-minced, jarred varieties).

    One garlic clove a day, once a day, provides the above-mentioned health benefits. An additional clove or two won’t pose any harm.

    I am not a fan of garlic supplements.  Firstly, since supplements are unregulated, you never know what you are truly getting.

    Number two — in the event that these supplements pack in high amounts of concentrated garlic, they may overly thin the blood.

    PS: If you take garlic supplements, you must stop taking them at least three weeks prior to any kind of surgery to prevent excessive bleeding.


    Leave a Reply