10 Ways To Boost Your Immunity
Reader's Digest UK|Reader's Digest December
10 Ways To Boost Your Immunity

The cold season is upon us, but there are plenty of tricks you can try to help keep those bugs at bay.

Susannah Hickling

1 Get the juicer out

Both turmeric—the yellow spice used in curry—and ginger are reputed to have antimicrobial properties and enhance immunity. They also make delicious juices. Try a homemade carrot, apple and fresh ginger juice or one made of courgette, apple and fresh turmeric.

2 Plunge into cold water

Sounds like torture? Maybe, but there’s evidence that daily cold showers or baths (not for too long, mind), can boost your immune system. Giving yourself a few blasts of cold water during a hot shower might be a more comfortable approach.

3 Relax in a sauna

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