Foods that suppress your immune system

White sugar tops this list! All junk foods are laden with white sugar and it is no surprise why immune systems are running low in today’s generation. The effects of sugar are beyond weight gain and diabetes. Too much sugar compromises the immune system, making children and adults susceptible to almost any disease, including cancer. Did you know? A normal size can of soda (diet or not) reduces the efficiency of the immune system to almost 50 percent for almost 4–8 hours after drinking. And if by any chance the same individual is in an environment that’s polluted or infested with virus, bacteria, microbes or even radiation, then the possibility of being impacted is high because of low immunity. Just like refined salt, sugar lurks everywhere, from a biscuit to a salad dressing. Food companies invest millions in designing the taste of food products in such a way that they becomes addictive. And how do they do that? By pumping more and more sugar into a product. Sugar is highly addictive (more than cocaine) and it numbs the taste buds, which is why it’s so hard for a sugar addict to get off sugar. Although nothing is impossible and with determination and discipline one can get off it. Safer alternatives to sugar: Pure and raw honey, jaggery, coconut sugar, dates, date syrup, liquid jaggery (also known as kakvi in India). Apart from sugar, trans fats, hydrogenated fats and refined oils also kill immunity. Again, the more we move away from our wholesome diet to packaged and junk foods that give no nutrition or energy, then how can we ever feed our immunity? Our immune systems needs are basic and simple. A wholesome diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, beans, lentils and good fats. This is enough. You may need an additional supplementation of a vitamin/mineral if your doctor feels that there is a need, especially in cases of sickness or treatments that wipe out essential nutrients from the body.

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