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You can add garlic to your food for extra flavor. Like onions and leeks, it is a plant that belongs to the Allium family. It contains allicin, which is a compound with numerous health benefits including antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. That does not even count the vitamins and minerals found in the nutritious seasoning. You can find garlic in cloves, paste, powders, supplements, extracts, and oils. However, to reap full health benefits of garlic, you should consume it in its most natural, raw state.

The more you cook it, the more it loses the medicinal qualities. Try eating one clove with each of your three meals every single day. All you have to do is crush or cleave the garlic glove when it is still raw. If you have to cook the garlic, you can at least break it ahead of time and leave it out for a while before adding it to the recipe. Adding a small amount of salt or olive oil to garlic can help with the taste. Check out these health benefits of garlic!

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1. Boosts the Immune System

If you get sick a lot, including the common cold or flu, you should add more garlic to your diet. A 12-week study revealed that people who took 2.56 grams of garlic per day (or related supplements) not only got sick fewer times but the length and severity of their the cold or flu was improved.

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