Common cold cure: How one 25p vegetable could help boost your immune system

Studies have suggested taking garlic supplements can make you less likely to catch a cold, and if you’re unfortunate enough to catch one, garlic can help you to recover faster.

Allicin isn’t the only nutrient you’ll get from garlic. Fresh garlic also contains antioxidants and amino acids.

Garlic has also been credited with improving your heart health by lowering your cholesterol, but more studies are needed to confirm this finding.

If you can get your hands on some, the rarer variation of black garlic is said to have even more potent healing properties.

Black garlic is a regular bulb of garlic that has been fermented.