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Your Immune System and Sugar



Did you know your immune system takes a beating when you consume sugar?

According to Health Services at Columbia University, when you consume 100 grams of sugar, which is equal to a one liter soda bottle, your white blood cells are 40 percent less effective at killing germs. 

This can weaken your immune system for up to five hours.

Also, sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. When you eat sugar, it competes for space in your immune cells with Vitamin C. 

The more sugar in your system, the less Vitamin C can get into your white blood cells.

Is it time to stop consuming sugar?