Garlic also comes with precautions, and these should be considered in full if you’re a frequent garlic user.
(Ahem…body odor and bad breath do not count as cautions in my opinion).
*Garlic may interact with some prescription medications. For example, take great caution in consuming large amounts of garlic if taking prescription blood thinners. Please consult your doctor or holistic practitioner before taking garlic supplements or eating garlic on a daily basis.
*Believe it or not, garlic allergies do exist (oh boy, I would take my peanut allergy over a garlic allergy any day).
Symptoms may include: skin rashes, mild fever, nausea, vomiting and headaches. Consult your doctor or holistic practitioner if you suspect a garlic allergy.
*Garlic can irritate your digestive tract and cause some disruption in digestive function. One key symptom is nausea. Other symptoms may include loose stools or diarrhea, even vomiting if you consume too much.
I eat raw garlic when I feel a cold coming on and consume in small amounts until I start to feel better. However, I also eat roasted garlic quite regularly, so feeling sick or not, I usually have some on hand in the fridge. I smear it on gluten free bread, add it to soup, hummus, eggs. It’s such an easy way to get that delicious garlic flavor and without the very intense spiciness of garlic.
How To Roast Garlic
Garlic breath and all!
Thanks for this wonderful post. I too LOVE garlic and cook with it every chance I can.
I love roasted garlic. Reading this post has me wanting that wonderful aroma in my house. The smell of garlic makes me hungry.
Thank you for your comment. I do believe garlic roasting in the oven is my very favorite smell ever! It brings back such wonderful memories of my beloved Gramie. Stay turned for my SCD friendly lentil & roasted garlic hummus!
Happy Holidays to you!