The Disease-Protective Properties of Garlic
This continuing education course assesses current research findings on garlic’s health benefits, summarizes the mechanisms of action of the various compounds found in garlic, and evaluates the safest and most effective way to reap the benefits of this bulb.
Course content was published as the CPE Monthly in the February issue of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
1. Evaluate garlic’s mechanism of action and the impact of different processing and preparation methods on garlic’s efficacy.
2. Distinguish the effects of garlic from food vs supplement form.
3. Discuss the potential benefits of garlic, including immune-modulating, hypotensive, cholesterol-lowering, neuroprotective, anticancer, and antiosteoporotic effects.
4. Analyze at least two reasons why research on the health benefits of garlic shows contradictory results.
Elizabeth Streit, MS, RDN, LD, is the founder of the food blog and business It’s a Veg World After All, a contributing writer for Healthline: Authority Nutrition, and an instructor at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflicts of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR