When you feel like you may be coming down with something, bolster your immune defense with a bath! To get the benefits and stave off illness, run a tub to the hottest temperature you can tolerate, pour in 2 cups of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar and soak until the water cools. For best results, don’t shower for at least 4 hours–this gives the vinegar time to fully soak into your skin, raising the body’s pH at the cellular level to boost immunity. Enjoy a soak twice a week to make the body less hospitable for most bacteria and viruses.
Of all the superfoods, tea has some of the highest levels of polyphenols, which are critical for immune function, as well as antioxidants and catechins, which help the body fight off viruses and bacteria.