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Garlic And Type 2 Diabetes

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Mr.NK69, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Mr.NK69

    Mr.NK69 · Member

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    Great information many thanks I am not a massive garlic fan but have been eating pickled garlic along with pickled olives with my food for quite some time I guess it's been a bit of a waste as fresh/raw is always best
     
  2. Mr.NK69

    Mr.NK69 · Member

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    Great information many thanks i have been eating pickled garlic and olives for a while with my main meal always suspected that fresh was best but thought something better than nothing going in will try to do it raw/fresh
     
  3. Tabbyjoolz

    Tabbyjoolz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I adore garlic. Luckily it seems to have little effect on my BG so I'm still using far more than any recipe indicates. Even luckier is that everyone I know adores garlic too.
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We eat lots of garlic in many ways some raw some cooked ,I haven't noticed any changes in my BGs though .Favourite is a bulb of garlic cooked on the BBQ until cloves are like toffee .Ok maybe not the healthiest but low carb Toffee
    Carol
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    munch substantial amounts of garlic, raw, baked and in sauces, not sure it has done me any good on BG's... would be lost without in ma food.
     
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    Winnie53 Type 2 · BANNED

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    Those are my favorite green olives! I also like thinly sliced dill pickles with garlic. Yum!
     
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    Winnie53 Type 2 · BANNED

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    Thanks for the link @helensaramay. :)

    I thought this quote from the article was odd: "Diabetes.co.uk, an online organisation to help people with diabetes type 2, said sufferers should steer clear of garlic." I wonder what they're quoting?
     
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    rhubarb73 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My rule of thumb is where a recipe calls for garlic always add one extra clove (even when the number stated is one).
    Love garlic salt on my eggs in the morning.
    No impact on my BG that I can tell.
     
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    Winnie53 Type 2 · BANNED

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    Love your rule rhubarb73!

    It probably should be restated... To receive the health benefits of garlic, it needs to be sliced, chopped, minced, or crushed, allowed to rest for a few minutes, then eaten raw. :)
     
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