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