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Garlic: Cold Remedy Extraordinaire

garlicWith cold and flu season right around the corner, it’s time to begin preparing yourself—not just through medication after being infected. Fight back against the common cold. There are more than 200 different viruses responsible for infection and cold symptoms with the most common being the rhinoviruses. These are responsible for about 30%-40% of adult colds. With numbers like that, it’s definitely time to get prepared.

A 2001 double-blind study on garlic published in the Advances in Therapy journal engaged 146 volunteers to randomly receive either an allicin-containing garlic supplement, one capsule daily or a placebo. Study participants took either the placebo or the supplement for 12-weeks. Researchers found that the group taking the garlic supplement experienced significantly fewer colds than the placebo group (24 vs. 65). The placebo group also had a significantly longer duration of symptoms than the group taking the supplement when the participant did have cold symptoms (5.01 days vs 1.52 days).  The results indicated that garlic-taking participants recovered faster if infected, but were less likely to get infected while the placebo group, was much more likely to get a cold. consequently, volunteers in the active group were less likely to get a cold and recovered faster if infected. Researchers concluded that “an allicin-containing supplement can prevent attack by the common cold virus.”

101 Best Super Foods by Betsy A. Hornick, MS, RD, suggests that garlic is responsible for possible benefits such as lowering the risk of certain types of cancers, lowering blood pressure, and, most importantly to this article, reducing the risk of colds. What allows garlic to pack such a punch? Garlic contains allicin, that when crushed, allows the benefits to be realized.

Garlic can be used in a variety of dishes in many different preparations. Hornick suggests using garlic raw or roasted, crushed, chopped, or saute it after squeezing it for a more subtle flavor. Use in soups, to add seasoning without the additional sodium. One clove of garlic contains 0 mg of sodium, no fat, and 10 mg of potassium.

Pair onions with your garlic (if you have a breath mint handy) to add additional health benefits such as lowering blood cholesterol, preventing artery blockage, and fighting inflammation.

Want to learn about more super foods for your health? Check out Dr. Montgomery’s book, The Food Prescription for Better Health


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