Do you take garlic?

@jpso138 (7868)
Philippines
June 12, 2008 8:20am CST
Garlic has been proven to have beneficial effects. Garlic extract have proven to have healing effects on some of the problems such as cancer. It has also proven to have improve circulation problems, high blood pressure, digestive system disorder, and whooping cough. The only downside is the taste. It has also been reported to be good on our voice. Is there anybody here taking in garlic? Did you feel any beneficial effects.
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
12 Jun 08
i don't take garlic as a supplement but i do use it a lot in my cooking... in fact, i use it in almost all my food... it enhances the flavour of the food and i know it is healthy as well... take care and have a nice day...
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@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
Well, practically the same here. Almost all our food are cook with garlic. Brings out the flavor and enhances the taste. Have a nice day likewise and healthy eating!
@ambkeb (782)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I dont take it as a supplement, but I cook with it in just about everything I cook. In just about every form. LOL I guess my family is going to be alittle healthier YAY haha
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@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
You are right. Cooking food with garlic is certainly a good idea. Best to your health and to your family as well.
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
19 Jan 09
I abhor garlic like a vampire. But I admit to liking garlic bread. It's the amount I guess and the way it's cooked. I want it toasted than in soups because that way its aroma or odor is lessened.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
I see, well, garlic does smell bad. But it usually enhances the flavor. With respect to garlic bread, I love it so much. In fact I always pair it with spaghetti. I think they are the perfect pair.
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
20 Jan 09
Italian food is very tempting by the way. I just love pizza and pasta. I wouldn't mind a lasagna for my birthday. Lol!
• New Zealand
14 Jun 08
Hey there I love garlic and I have noticed that it has a good effect on my health in not having to go to the doctor no where as much.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Hello likewise. I totally agree with you on the health thing. A lot of people have really seen and felt the good effects of taking in garlic. This is a good alternative medicine for insuring good health and keeping sickness away.
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• New Zealand
16 Jun 08
Hey there I find it practically the best health think other then medicine it self and it fix's quite a lot of problems I personally find but that is just me other people maybe different or disagree with that.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
13 Jun 08
I do. I do not think I have noticed any good effects from it though. I need help with lots of different things - including my blood pressure. I found pink grapefruit juice did a better job with that.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
I see, perhaps there is a different reaction or different effects for each of us. However, I am glad that you have found a good alternative. Hypertension is controllable. It is just a matter of discipline most especially with the kind of food that we eat. Fatty foods as well as salty foods can cause hypertension. May you be in the best of health!
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
14 Jun 08
Thank you very much! I hope you will be of good health too. I would like to add that sometimes bloodpressure does not react like we would like, or that is logical and normal for most. Sometimes an illness or a syndrome will make it hard for us to control. It would be wise to seek the help of a professional.
@derek_a (10902)
13 Jun 08
I don't take a garlic supplement because I hear that garlic has to be fresh to be of any benefit. There is a lot written about garlic on http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/03/17/garlic-infections.aspx :-)
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
I see, then raw garlic would probably be the best as compared to supplements.Well, thatnks of the link. Its very informative.
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@derek_a (10902)
14 Jun 08
Yes, it would seem to be that way.The only drawback is that when taking raw garlic, you would need breath-sweeteners and deodorant because it can smell quite strongly. I have always managed though.:-)
• United States
13 Jun 08
my dad eats a clove a garlic every night before bed and has done this for years and is never sick. The only health problems he has had a bleed in his brain and a pacemaker put in.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
I see, this will only prove that garlic does provide beneficial effects for health. Regarding your dad, when you said bleed in the brain, is it because of stroke? I do hope he is well and fine. Best to you!
• United States
13 Jun 08
He had a bleed because he is on coumidin and that thins the blood so the slightest hit to any part of the body can make a person pop a blood vessel. Yes is doing great it happened 7 years ago and has no side affects from it.thank you so much for asking.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
5 Apr 09
healthwise garlic is very good,i am used to adding garlic in almost all my food preparations,itis known to reduce accidity and it increases the stresss levels.i have seen small kids mucnhing garlic,i think it is a healthy habit.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
Yes, I do think that it is such a healthy habit. The only downside with garlic is its smell and taste. But if we fry garlic it does taste great. Well, it can also lower hypertension so obviously the benefits are really substantial. I also used garlic ever time I cook foods. It enhances the taste....
@neknna (63)
19 Feb 09
Thanks for sharing the good about garlic. But, it really taste bad for me, its ewwwww. I really can't take it even if its with the cooked food. Im not really with the spices. everything, unions, garlics and the like.. Haven't tried anything because i really don't like the taste and the smell,
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
24 Feb 09
Yes, I understand. There are people who really cannot tolerate such things. Well, there are other sources which will certainly give us health benefits. Best to you always.
@ptrikha_2 (10194)
• India
19 Jan 09
Yes ; I do feel benefited in digestive terms and in case of cough ; I do feel garlic benefits in such cases .
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Well, I am glad that you have felt the effects. Surely garlic carries much benefits to our body as well as our system.
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
I use more garlic than usual everytime I cook. And I let it sit for 15 minutes after crushing them, to "let out" its beneficial effect.I've read about this in a health magazine about garlics. But my mother did eat some of these raw to lower her high blood pressure. And because she really can't stand the taste, she stopped doing it. And just sticked with her hypertension medicines.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
That is great of you for sharing this information. Yes garlic does have its beneficial effects. I have also seen people taking in garlic to control hypertension. But usually it is very hard to tolerate considering the taste.
• India
26 Jun 08
yeah i do take garlic in regular basis. for me i take garlic for gastric problems. when i eat non veg i take garlic .but its not possible to take it raw. iam from south india so we use garlic in some dishes.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
Yes, I do agree with you, it is difficult to take it raw due to its taste. But once mixed with other foods it enhances the flavor. I have tasted some indian dishes and they do use garlic and other spices on it. It really does create a distinct good taste.
• United States
14 Jun 08
I like garlic. I put it in my food when I cook. I don't know about any benefits from it.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
Well, that is great. Actually garlic has a lot of beneficial effects. In fact there are various garlic supplements that are avaialable already. But then I think the fresh ones are better. The only downside is the taste. So most people take garlic supplements instead of the fresh one. But definitely for cooking, it enhances the taste in food.
@redkey65 (221)
• China
14 Jun 08
i know people who like eat uncooked garlic very much, they seems to eat garlic as a vegetable for the meal. i can not understand it, for its unpleasant smelling, especially when uncooked.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Well, I agree on you with this one. It is really difficult to take in raw garlic. It has this awful smell and taste. But when cooked already, it is rather nice. Good effects on health too!
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
I take because it makes food taste good
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Yes, long before, people have beenn using garlic to improve the taste of food. This is really nice to mix with almost all kinds of dishes, even including rice and bread.
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Hi jpso! When chickenpox virus visited my family, I used garlic juice as cream over the infected skin area and chickenpox bade goodby after a week with very minimal skin blemishes. Garlic is very helpful to our health.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Really, then this is an additional knowledge for me as well as for all of us. Thanks you for this information. At least we now see that there are more health benefits that the garlic can bring to us.
@gberlin (3836)
13 Jun 08
My father is Italian. I grew up eating garlic.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
I see, I love italian foods most especially Pizza and Sphagetti. My pizza would always have garlic powder and sphagetti sauce would always have garlic on it.
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I don't currently take garlic, but it's on my list of supplements to buy. I used to take them. I have been hearing good things about garlic for so long that I believe in its efficacy. I love the taste in food ... love to put it in my scrambled eggs. The only thing is when the garlic from the supplements start to come out of your pores. Don't like the smell, then.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Yes, the only downside to garlic is its smell. That is why I am using supplements. Though there is again some downside as you have said. Well, I think we will just have to bear this one to gain beneficial effects. Otherwise, another supplement may be suitable. Take care and thanks for the response.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
I cook with garlic, but if it were just for the health benefits, I would not take it. I use it in spaghetti sauce, with steaks, hamburgers, casseroles, etc. However, I seem to take exception to the "you must eat --(name the food) because it is good for you," rule. It is like the same with yogurt, broccoli, etc. If they told me that a certain food was good, the first reaction would be "it must taste like Sh*t!" Oh about that voice bit! I forgot to practice my singing exercises. Thanks for reminding me.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Hahahaha, right, I agree with you. Actually I have used garlic long before I found out of its beneficial effects. Its also very good when mixed with the foods you have mentioned. I love sphagetti and of course its very nice to have garlic on it. Good luck on your voice lessons.
• United States
13 Jun 08
I hate the smell of garlic and the taste of garlic
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Well, I guess not everone can tolerat garlic because of its smell especially the raw garlic. But you could perhaps use the garlic supplements if that is the problem. Anwyay, best to your health!