5 No-frills immunity boosters
1 GARLIC in garlic It’s that the can allicin pesky help to viruses. fight those Add a couple of cloves a day to your food to support your natural defences.
2 OLIVE LEAF Research reveals that antibacterial olive leaf can bolster immunity, and fight cold and flu viruses. Try it as a supplement.
3 MANUKA HONEY A great little immunity booster bursting with energising enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Eat a spoonful a day straight, or stir it into yoghurt or drinks like smoothies.
4 ASTRAGALUS Many herbalists say it’s worth taking this immunity-enhancing herb from the start of autumn until the first day of spring.
5 TEA – BLACK OR GREEN It’s an immunity must drink. One study revealed that those who drank five cups of tea a day had more interferons (proteins produced as part of the immune response) in their blood than those who drank other hot drinks.