To Eat Garlic or not to Eat Garlic: That is the Question!
I’m sure some of you have wondered how it’s possible that someone who is so keen on using herbs and spices in her cooking, does not use garlic. Well, you’ll find this hard to believe seeing that I’m Italian, but I don’t eat garlic!! For starters, I simply do not digest it, and secondly, I hate smelling like garlic!! Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate it for all the flavour it adds to dishes. I usually add whole garlic cloves during the cooking process then remove them before eating-that way I still get the flavour without the indigestion and garlic breath!
I’m completely aware of the health benefits for adults, as well as babies, and I’m constantly being reminded of that by my good friend, let’s call her “the Garlic Aficionado!!” Apparently, her girls LOVE garlic and lap it up at any chance they get! Well, you can imagine my surprise when one day while having a chat with one of them, a pungent waft of garlic came my way!! I was so perplexed to smell garlic on a child’s breath!! Don’t get me wrong, I give kudos to my friend who is so adamant about giving her children healthy food, however, I often wonder, if I can’t take the smell on my own breath, would I be able to handle my son’s garlicky breath on a daily basis? (Does that make me a bad mom to think that way?!)
Maybe I should content myself with the fact that everything else I feed him makes up for his lack of garlic intake! Anyway, for those of you who choose to use garlic in your cooking, the more power to you! Why not check out these web sites for more info on nutritional facts?