One of the ingredients in garlic are believed to suppress the appetite is allicin, a substance that is formed when garlic sliced or crushed. This substance also makes garlic has a distinctive aroma.
Excerpted from Health Me Up, some scientists from the Weizmann Institute found that allicin is highly effective as an appetite suppressant. When you eat it, the garlic will send a signal to the brain that makes you feel full.
Dr. David Mirelman, head of research, said that garlic is also very effective for lowering cholesterol and improve heart health. In addition, garlic can increase metabolism by stimulating the nerves to release the hormone adrenaline. With a higher metabolism, to burn more calories and lose weight.
Many ways to eat garlic. But if you want to get the maximum benefit for weight loss, garlic should be eaten raw because the substance allicin easily worn with other substances. Moreover, when through the heating process.
You can mix the garlic mixture in the salad dressing or sauce. If you want cooked, though in one piece. But the benefits of garlic can still be obtained by eating garlic bread, pasta with garlic sauce or spicy main dishes of garlic.