Even if you love garlic, the thought of eating it raw may be a bit off-putting. However, when ingested in its raw state garlic can help to boost immunity, kill internal candida, treat parasites, and can even be used as a natural antibiotic. You must, of course, see a naturopath or physician to ensure you are properly diagnosed and using a suggested treatment. Once you get the go-ahead, here is how to eat raw garlic.
Raw garlic is highly acidic and can irritate your esophagus and digestive tract. This will worsen if you chew it before swallowing. Instead:
- Crush an organic garlic clove to easily remove the skin.
- Chop into small-pill-sized bits that are easy to swallow.
- Lightly crush to soften sharp edges.
- Drink 2 or 3 bits at a time.
Don’t Overdo It
It is a good idea to start with a half clove 2 to 3 times a day to see how it affects your digestion. Then, you can work your way up to a full clove, but no more than 2 or 3—spread out throughout your day. You know you are taking too much if you have heartburn, gas, or diarrhea.
Keep in mind that you will have garlic breath after you eat raw garlic. You can eat plain yogurt or drink unsweetened mint tea to help minimize your bad breath. Don’t eat raw garlicky for more than 7 to 10 days, and be mindful that you may give off a garlicky body odor during and for a few days after your garlic regimen.