Eat the Whole Head
Most of us don’t eat entire heads of garlic at a time, so we’re probably not consuming enough to get considerable health benefits from it. Nevertheless, health benefits from garlic have been found, including anti-cancer properties and improved glucose tolerance, but those usually involve concentrated doses.
The Nutrient Content of Garlic
Garlic is also a nutrient-dense food. It is very high in carbohydrates, but it is also extremely rich in various B vitamins, vitamin C, and minerals such as Managanese, phosphorous, and calcium. So if you enjoy eating heads of garlic whole, go for it. You’ll be in for one nutritious snack. It’s also good for warding off vampires.
Garlic is a sulfur-rich vegetable and Mark Sisson has a whole post on why we should all be eating plenty of those.