I had no idea that you should wait 5 minutes before cooking your chopped garlic in order receive its full health benefits.  I have always been a crush and cook kind of girl.  I found this wonderful tip on Joyous Heath, a great blog I have been reading for a few months now.  Apparently, chopping or crushing stimulates the enzymatic process that converts the phytonutrient allicin into allicin, a compound to which many of garlic’s health benefits are attributed. Letting it sit brings out all the goodness!

To read more garlic tips on Joyous Health click here!