Stinks of health

Processed garlic loses its ability to protect the heart

freshly cut garlic releases hydrogen sulphide due to which it smells like rotten eggs. This discourages many from consuming the cloves fresh. Keeping in mind its health benefits, the food processing industry produces edible garlic pills and powders which do not have the smell. New research shows that the pills will not do any good, especially in protecting the heart.

Researchers from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, usa, provide the first scientific evidence that freshly crushed garlic is healthier for the heart than dried or processed garlic. The study published in the August 12 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry notes that garlic