For years I was notorious for getting every cold, flu or bug that was doing the rounds and then about a 18 months ago, I suddenly just stopped getting ill. It was weird and I couldn’t understand it – I went from being the ‘minor bird’ letting everyone else know a bug was on the way to being the last man standing.
The only difference in my lifestyle was that I’d given up ‘sweet stuff’ as I was also notorious for my sweet tooth – I’d easily eat two or three chocolate bars per day, I had sugar in my tea and coffee and never said no to dessert.
At the time I put it down to coincidence because I simply didn’t believe that something as simple as my sugar intake could have such a profound affect on my immune system but after 12 months off the sweet stuff, I starting eating it now and then.
After a weekend of cakes, ice cream and treats I was struck down with a cold the following week.
This has since happened on four or five occasions over the past 12 months and is pretty undeniable now, to the point where I am giving up ‘sweet stuff’ again for good.
A bit of an odd post for me but I found so much contradictory advice out there about sugar and immune systems that I figured I’d post my personal experiences!