Garlic is so very good for you, but it needs to be prepared a special way if you are to reap all its healthful benefits.
Web MD is reporting that when you are cooking garlic it needs to be crushed in order to conserve its healthy anti-clotting compounds. Seems that most studies on garlic have been performed on raw, but the majority of folks cook it. So press it with a garlic press and only cook it for between 3 and 6 minutes. Sounds like we all might have to alter some recipes a bit to save those garlic compounds.