Garlic is one of the healthiest foods on Earth – it’s full of healthy nutrients and offers numerous health benefits, which is why it needs to become a part of your everyday diet, if it already isn’t. Garlic can be used against liver diseases, can clean your arteries, purify your blood, relieve cold and flu symptoms and prevent baldness.

Ancient Egyptians chewed raw garlic while they were building the pyramids due to its powerful antibiotic properties. Allicin, the active ingredient in garlic, is responsible for most of the vegetable’s health benefits, and it is activated when the garlic is crushed raw, but destroyed when the garlic is cooked. The best way to properly benefit from allicin is to crush a garlic clove and leave it for 15 minutes before consumption – add some olive oil and parsley to eliminate the odor.

You have probably heard how some people keep a garlic clove under their pillow overnight, and other people keeping garlic in their pockets at all times for good luck. In many countries, people rub garlic on their pans and pots to eliminate the negativity from spirits which might have contaminated the food. Regardless if you believe it or not, putting a garlic clove under your pillow before you go to sleep can indeed help you sleep better! Try this unusual method yourself and you will start sleeping better.