Eating Raw Garlic

Garlic not only makes food delicious, it may also have a number of health benefits. Some of these benefits are more likely if you eat your garlic raw, since cooking it may reduce the amounts of certain chemicals garlic contains. Before adding large amounts of garlic to your diet or taking garlic supplements, speak with your doctor as garlic can interact with certain medications and isn’t safe for everyone in amounts greater than those used in cooking.

Benefits of garlic include:

  1. Lowering cholesterol
  2. Anti-inflammatory
  3. Improve insulin sensitivity
  4. May reduce cancer risk