Aside from being a delicious addition to many dishes, garlic has been found to have positive effects on the body and immune system function.

Garlic is a nutritious, low-calorie food that has been shown to boost immune system function. During a 12-week study, researchers found that the numbers of common cold sicknesses were reduced by 63% compared to a control group. When participants in this study did contract the common cold, the duration of the symptoms was greatly reduced. As the flu season is here in Portland, OR and everywhere else, adding garlic to your diet could help boost your immune function.

Some studies suggest that high doses of garlic have been shown to help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Studies suggest that high doses are between 600-1500 mg of garlic, this roughly equates to about 4 cloves of garlic each day. Supplementation of garlic can be a quick way to take advantage of the positive garlic effects. Higher dose supplements are available over the counter in capsule form.

For more advices on nutrition, consult with your chiropractor, or any other wellness healthcare professionals.