Do you know the benefits of swallowing garlic cloves?

Garlic is not only useful in cooking, it contains many health benefits.  Swallowing raw garlic has been found more beneficial than cooked garlic.  Garlic contains amounts of vitamin C, A, E and folate.  These antioxidants destroy free radicals that can damage cell membrane.  Garlic also gives you 10 percent of your recommended daily intake of manganese.
swallowing garlic cloves
Garlic is an anti-fungal.  This means it can reduce fungal infections.  Garlic can also boost your immune due to the antiviral and antibacterial properties.  Swallowing a piece of garlic clove is a great way to naturally help your body rid seasonal threats.  An old folk remedy is to chew a clove of garlic dipped in honey at the first sign of seasonal threats.
According to NCBI, chewing the clove before swallowing is more beneficial.   Chewing has been shown to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood pressure. Once cut, the active compound loses potency within an hour.  So it’s best to press the garlic and swallow immediately.
Ways to swallow garlic cloves:

  1. Crush a clove and combine it with honey and lemon essential oil to make your own homemade syrup.  
  2. Butter a piece of toast with a  sprinkle of crushed garlic.
  3. Crush a small piece from a clove and swallow with water.
  4. Make homemade salad dressing adding crushed garlic.

According to Natural Blaze:  it is recommended that adults consume no more than 1 clove 2-3x a day.  Children 1/2 clove, 2x a day.  It’s best to take on an empty stomach.  If you are on medications, consult your doctor.
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