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Health.com: 5 Most Common Myths About the Common Cold

Wearing Garlic Prevents Colds

The pungent odor may keep germ-spreading friends and coworkers away, but you have to actually ingest it for the health benefits. Garlic is rich in antioxidants, which boost immunity and fight inflammation. Experts recommend adding one to two cloves a day to your diet, a small enough amount that it shouldn’t cause gas or acid reflux.

If you’re worried about the smell, try a garlic extract capsule to get the benefits without the stink.

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