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.
The wardrobe tweak to FEEL YOUR BEST
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.
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?