Originally Posted by FitnessJunkie12
That's actually REALLY REALLY good for you LOL! Geez I havent heard this in a long time someone actually doing this in practice.
I normally steam and cook them a bit... however if you can do that man, you got it made with the heathful benefits of garlic. It's simply unbeatable. They say garlic is so good and only in this form is it the most powerful you can derive its treasures. Is it nasty? Yeah sure but hey, health is first sometimes LOL
I tried eating raw garlic several years ago but stopped because it burned the inside of my mouth. I figured that eating raw garlic can't be all that healthful if it's strong enough to burn. Back then I had a booklet telling about all the wonderful benefits of garlic. It made it seem like a miricle food. But now, years later, I think it's possible to be over-sold. While cooked garlic can be a great addition to soups, for example, it's not the only worthwhile health food. There are the many cruciferous vegetables that help to prevent cancer. And there are dark leafy greens of all kinds.
But I do value garlic highly and use about 2 cloves per day in my cooking. I'm just not sure if it's any more special than lots of other healthful plant-foods.
I normally have low blood pressure whether I eat garlic or not. That being the case, I have to be careful not to eat garlic too close to bedtime, otherwise my blood pressure will go too low and I'll wake up dizzy. So garlic might be good for those who have high blood pressure.