Originally Posted by Steve Pavlina
Many people consider them to be irritants/stimulants. You wouldn't want to make a whole meal out of them. When I eat garlic, my whole body smells of it for at least a day.
This is so true! When I first started eating raw, I loved to make a raw hummus using zucchini (instead of chickpeas), tahini, and lots of garlic. It was delicious and I'd eat it almost daily with raw carrots, celery, or broccoli as a snack. Then one day my boyfriend told me I had to stop because I wreaked of garlic nonstop. I never really smelled it, but he didn't even want to kiss me anymore it was so bad! I never had this problem with cooked garlic though which I used to eat in mass quantities.