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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  1. Bill Davis

    Does smashing garlic on a cutting board with the side of a chef’s knife work to release its nutrients and oils as well and much faster than dicing it up into small bits?


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