By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
Do you have a scratchy throat? A little more congestion than normal? Worry that a cold is coming on? Then try this oddball remedy that people are buzzing about...
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What to do when you feel a cold or virus coming on? Head to the kitchen--fast--and chew a clove of raw garlic. "Any time I feel that feeling at the top of your throat that something is happening, I immediately go for the garlic," says Gene Stone, the author of the new book, The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick. "I don't like the taste; I think it leaves bad breath in my mouth, so I always have a small piece of chocolate nearby and then I munch on (odor-neutralizing) fresh parsley."
Garlic has antimicrobial properties, and Stone, and many other health experts, swear by the spicy bulb to help the body fight off infections. Check out 4 other things that this author swears by when it comes to staying healthy!
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