As you do your best to avoid catching a cold or flu this winter, keep this in mind: For 30 minutes to 5 hours after eating sugar, your immune system is weakened and you are more likely to get ill. In fact, one study found that 100g of sugar (equivalent to 2 sodas) reduced the ability of white blood cells to kill germs by 40%.
This means that you need to avoid sugar at these times:
-at the first sign of a cough or sniffles
-when exposed to sick people
-when at school, on a plane, or in a crowded area
-whenever you want your immune system at it’s best
Jeesh–You might as well give up eating sugar all together!
Great idea. 🙂
Have a good week,