During ancient Egyptian times, garlic was used to help heal infections and wounds. Since then, science has shown that garlic’s sulfur compounds increase the production of virus-killing antibodies by 40% – often within 48 hours. Getting the benefit is as simple as adding a clove or two of garlic to your favorite dressings and dishes, say scientists reporting in the Journal of Immunology Research. Hint: Letting chopped garlic rest for 10 minutes before cooking enhances its potency.
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