Gar­lic re­vives health faster!

Woman's World - - Ask America’s Ultimate Experts -

Gar­lic cuts a cold’s du­ra­tion by as much as three days. “Gar­lic con­tains al­licin, a pow­er­ful nat­u­ral an­tibi­otic that fights in­fec­tion,” says Blake­way, adding that its sul­fur com­pounds also re­lieve symp­toms like sneez­ing and nasal con­ges­tion. Even bet­ter: Stud­ies con­firm that con­sum­ing gar­lic of­ten cuts your risk of catch­ing a cold al­most 60%! ■ Get the ben­e­fit! “We drink Span­ish tea the minute we feel a cold com­ing on,” says Paula Ramirez, who grew up in Columbia. “It works like magic.” Bring 3 gar­lic cloves, chopped and 3 cups wa­ter to a boil. Re­move from heat. Add 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup lemon juice. Strain; drink hot three times daily un­til symp­toms sub­side.

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