Have just re-read Dr. Atkins nutritional supplement chapters, looking for information on calcium and magnesium...and...he recommends garlic for high blood pressure. Maybe Arkie can help us with this? If garlic really is helpful, are the pills as effective as eating raw garlic? Any ideas?
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1. How big a clove does it need to be?
2. How do you prepare the clove for ingestion - a)peel and eat, b)peel, mash and eat c)other?
3. Do you follow it with drink - lemonade perhaps?
I love cooked garlic, but I understand it looses its benefits if not consumed raw. Am thinking about trying a clove a day as you suggest.
I fancy trying this, and i do like garlic, but not every day, and its the 'constantly smelling of garlic' that would put me off from doing this.
I have to ask, i am sure that its an americanism, but what is Cardamom?? I have heard that the herb, Parsley can neutralise the odour, are we talking about the same thing here????
I don't mean to be stupid, but when you buy a chunk of garlic, what part is a "clove?" Is a clove one of the pieces that easily comes apart from the garlic, or is it the entire big piece of garlic as it's sold? If it is, that would be a lot of garlic! Could you just swallow it quickly, do you think? I don't want the taste all day and don't want offensive breath, but maybe if you put it in something else, and quick swallowed it...! LOL...Maybe supplements are the way to go with this one...
What do you think about the jars of minced garlic? Maybe a teaspoon or less would equal a clove. You think the benefits would be present in that form? Sure would be easier to just dip a spoon vs. the peel and mashing. Thanks for your input.