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Sugar Suppresses Immunity

Hello!

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,

Jill

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