Garlic is a potent heart helper.

Don't shrink from the stink just yet; the pungently scented garlic bulb lowers blood pressure as well as reduces the risk of getting bacterial infections. Garlic also acts as an anti-inflammatory, alleviating ailments such as arthritis and asthma. We all know that garlic contributes to bad breath, but one advantage of this potent spice is that you don't have to eat large quantities of it. Just two cloves per week is sufficient to enjoy garlic's many benefits.