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!
2 comments on «Does Sugar Inhibit Your Immune System?»
So true, because of that In India, traditionally we use Jaggery (brown colored one). It is rich in iron, potassium, as well and many other important nutritions.
You can use it as a sugar alternative if that is available locally.
Wish you best..
Thanks for the tip!