Recently we looked at eating garlic to lose weight. Now it’s time to share with you how to eat garlic and aid your weight loss. Garlic is very tricky to eat because it can leave you with bad breath afterwards; something we definitely want to avoid. The benefits are worth it though, so here we’ve found a few ways to teach you how to eat garlic.
First up, if you swallow the garlic you should avoid the bad breath issue. You can use still water to swallow it easier. It’s something similar with taking a pill. The way to do this is drop the clove in your mouth, then take a big gulp of water. If the clove is to large you can halve or quarter it and swallow each part with a different gulp of water. Your gum, tongue and the whole mouth will be protected from the garlic’s bad odor. So you can easily swallow garlic and water together and avoid the breath issue.
Another way to eat raw garlic and avoiding the bad breath is to consume it, then immediately afterwards eat some raw parsley or basil to freshen up your breath. Alternatively you can pickle garlic in vinegar, like you would an onion, and then you’ll be able to eat the raw garlic thus getting its benefits, without being left with bad breath.
A more conventional approach on how to eat garlic is simple – brush your teeth and your tongue afterwards, and have some mouthwash – this should clear your breath. Some people recommend eating strong mints, which is fine, but make sure they’re sugar free! However this conventional approach is not 100% safe as you might still end up with bad garlic odor if you end up burping.
One more tip for eating raw garlic for weight loss is to do it in the evening or when you complete your daily activities and are sure that you won’t leave your home until the next morning. A good idea would be to eat it together with all family members. This way everyone will get accustomed to the garlic smell. Anyway do open all your windows first thing when you wake up in the morning.
Finally, we should provide you with some tips on how to eat raw garlic for health benefits. It’s best not to swallow garlic on an empty stomach; it is almost sure to make you feel quite sick! you should also look to eat raw garlic only once or twice a week as any more can become counter-effective and will just make you feel ill. You can eat garlic anytime during the year however do insist on eating more in autumn and winter, moderately in spring and less during the summer.