Like other natural supplements that stimulate your immune system, garlic may decrease the frequency of the common cold—by as much as 64 percent, according to a 2001 study in Advances in Therapy. Participants took garlic pills, but the active ingredients in garlic can be destroyed with cooking and drying. So for maximum benefit, chop or mash a few cloves a day into your food. (Then...chew fresh parsley to get rid of garlic breath. Your lady will thank you.)
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