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It’s December 2nd and the second day of eat, drink and be healthy, WH’s 25-day instalment of tips and tricks to get you through the festive period as the healthiest version of you.

Up today? Immune boosters to banish the runny noses and chesty coughs. You’re welcome.

Despite the never-ending rumours that wine is good for you, alcohol isn’t exactly healthy.

Example A: Alcohol actually compromises your immune system within just 20 minutes of your first drink.

The solution?

Start pepping up your defences now, before you head too far into December and catch a cold just before your Christmas Eve catch-up with the girls.

US research has shown that the beta-glucans in red reishi mushrooms are one of the best immune boosters.

They taste bitter though, so if you’re not a fan mix some reishi mushroom powder into a warming soup, or go for a supplement, instead.

THE SUPPLEMENT TO TRY?

Holland and Barratt

Reishi Mushroom Vitamin D, Holland & Barrett, £14.99

Feeling festive? Read 11 Foods That Could Save You From Christmas Hangovers and a WH Editor’s Open Letter To A Healthy Christmas.

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