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The Beneficial Powers of Garlic: For Your Immune System

Updated: Jan 9, 2022

Delicious & Nutritious

By: Pam Smith, RDN

This potent onion relative contains more than 70 phytochemicals, including the active ingredient allicin, which, in addition to lowering blood pressure, fights infection. Garlic works like a broad-spectrum antibiotic against bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in the body, but unlike antibiotics, no resistance can be built up so it is an absolutely safe product to use. British researchers gave 146 people either a placebo or a garlic extract for 12 weeks; the garlic consumers were two-thirds less likely to catch a cold. Other studies suggest that garlic lovers who chow more than six cloves a week have a 30 percent lower rate of colorectal cancer and a 50 percent lower rate of stomach cancer.

Use It:

Add 1-2 cloves raw or roasted garlic, or 1/2 tsp. granulated to your cooking once a day.

Garlic is a key ingredient in P.S. Flavor!™ Mambo Italiano, Rustic Ranch, Smokey Southern, Creole Kitchen, and Cha Cha Chili.


Get your garlic in your meals with some of these nutritious & delicious P.S. Flavor!™ Club recipes:


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