By now, we all know about the amazing health benefits of garlic. The compounds in this stinky herb have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help bust up fat cells and keep your heart healthy. They can also help your body better absorb iron. Garlic can even ward off a cold!
But garlic may be best known for the cancer-fighting benefits in the allyl sulfur compounds. Sadly, you can lose this cancer protection by heating garlic--even for a minute. To the rescue: a trick backed by science.
Chop or mince your garlic as usual, but then let it sit for 10 minutes. That will give the allyl sulfur compounds a chance to release and work their healthful magic.
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You're not separating bananas They’ll last longer if you break up the bunch or wrap the end of the bunch with plastic wrap. When all else fails, freeze them for banana ice cream.