Fresh garlic reduces inflammation and pain which makes it a wonderful help for people with arthritis.
To maximize the benefits; when adding garlic to a recipe, cut or crush the garlic at 5- 10 minutes before cooking. The oxygen helps stimulate the enzymes that make it so healthy. It is also important to add garlic to your recipe towards the end of the cooking time. The longer it cooks and the hotter it gets, the greater the chance of reducing the health benefits.A good garlic rule is: cut it first and use it last.
It’s important to note that putting garlic in the microwave is not recommended. The microwave will kill the beneficial ingredients in the garlic.
Garlic has a wonderful flavor and it is a key ingredient in many dishes but, if you are concerned about the smell, there is a wide variety of no-odor garlic supplements available that carry many of the same health benefits.Did you know garlic is a vegetable?