Claim: Stimulates the satiety center in your brain thus reducing hunger and helping you lose weight. (Also helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure.)
Garlic is incredibly health promoting. It has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol (the good kind) and is antibacterial. I can’t speak to the satiety center in the brain, but satiety is incredibly complex, responding to many factors such as nutrients in the blood, size of the stomach, and emotional factors, so no one thing will make you feel full magically. Raw garlic is best, which is part of the problem. How much raw garlic can any one person consume? Pills are probably easier. But it’s definitely worth putting crushed garlic in your salad dressing or on a sandwich wherever possible! — K.A.