Solutions for Everyday Kitchen Mistakes

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The Most Common Nutrition Mistakes

These common nutrition mistakes can lead anyone astray. Learn how to avoid them for better health.

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Nutrition Mistake: Instead of Mincing Garlic You Coarsely Chop

22. Recipe calls for mincing the garlic. You stop at coarsely chopped.

Result: Fewer heart-healthy compounds in your Caesar.

Minced garlic is more redolent than chopped because the smelly, heart-healthy thiosulfinates are created as the clove is cut.  More cutting, more healthy compounds. Thiosulfinates prevent blood platelets from clumping, which helps keep arteries unobstructed.  

Bonus tip: Chop garlic early in the prep phase, then set it aside for a few minutes (covered, so it won’t dry out) to give time for thiosulfinates to develop. Grate garlic on a Microplane, and you’ll release even more.

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