I am constantly being asked if sugar is really that bad for you. The answer is YES! It is up there in the top 10 problems affecting the overall health of our country. There are so many adverse effects associated with sugar that we need to break it down into different categories on what it does to the body.
141 Reasons Why – For a really complete list you can check out the full list here compiled by Nancy Appleton, PhD. Today, lets focus on sugar and your IMMUNE system since we are in the cold and flu season and I have definitely seen an increase in the number of patients that I have been performing Chiropractic and Nutrition Response Therapy work for in need of help to get over their sugar addictions.
Sugar raises insulin levels and reduces growth hormone levels, which in turn depresses the immune system equaling an increase risk of bacterial infection. Oh and by the way, Emergen-C is not the route to go. If you look at the first ingredient under total carbohydrates it is sugar – 6g per packet. So eliminate the sugar and help fight and prevent those “bugs”.