I know when you think of oral hygiene, you probably don’t think about garlic, that is unless you just had some pizza or pasta filled with garlic and you’re trying to avoid talking to anyone until you can get to the mouthwash at home. Yummy, but potent.
But here’s the thing. Allicin, a major component of garlic, has been shown to help keep bad bacteria at bay which contributes to dental diseases. And, if that wasn’t cool enough, garlic also contains anti-fungal and antiviral properties as well, which helps to promote strong, healthy teeth and gums.
During the winter months, colds, flu and virus’ tend to become more aggressive. These can occur at any time, but most cases follow a relatively predictable seasonal pattern. According to the CDC, October is usually when the cold, flu and virus season starts and peaks in winter. But some years, outbreaks can stick around until May. Locations with cold temperatures and low humidity see the same, as these are two prime factors.
February is known as the month of love, filled with hearts and chocolate and other goodies. But February is also American Heart Month - yes your heart gets its own month to celebrate cardiovascular health and high blood pressure awareness.
No, it’s not as exciting as sharing a day with your beloved, but loving yourself enough to take care of your heart, the main thing that keeps you going is much better than flowers and chocolate.