Garlic revives health faster!
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.