Foods That Compromise Your Immune System
Subject: Foods That Compromise Your Immune System
In yesterday’s email/blog
, we learned some scientifically
based immune boosters.
Today, we’ll show you some foods to avoid because
they actually harm your immune system response.
Studies have shown that spikes in sugar level can
suppress your immune system, and when your immune
system is suppressed, you’re more likely to become
Consuming foods high in sugar or carbohydrates – which
your body processes into sugars – may be reducing
your body’s ability to fight off invaders.
Here are some definite No-No’s if you’re looking
to boost your immune system:
•Sodas: There are about 40 grams of sugar in a
12-ounce soda. That’s more than the amount of sugar
a man should be getting daily (36 grams) and way
more than what women should be getting (25 grams).
Even sugarless sodas contain harmful chemicals
like artificial sweeteners and phosphoric acid,
which are both bad for your body even if they
don’t affect the immune system.
•Processed Foods: Processed, simple sugars can
reduce your white blood cells’ ability to fight
They also may increase inflammatory markers like
cortisol. High sodium may have a similar effect.
Saturated fats, which have been proven to be
inflammatory may change immune cell membranes,
thus reducing their ability to function.
Omega-6 fatty acids increase inflammation, though
the jury is still out on how much they affect
the immune system.
•Anything High in Sugar: It’s not just sodas that
contain high levels of sugar. Fruit juices or dried
fruits can also give you a sugar spike that affects
your immune system.
And adding sugar to your coffee or tea can give
the same effect, along with the diuretic effect
of the caffeine which we talked about in an earlier
Let’s not even think about desserts …
•Refined Carbohydrates: These are sugars and refined
grains that have been stripped of all bran, fiber,
Just thinking about that tells you they must be bad
for you, doesn’t it?
Examples of refined carbohydrates include white bread,
flour, and rice, pizza dough, pasta, pastries, most
sweet desserts and most breakfast cereals.
These foods contain sugars that have already been
broken down into their simplest forms, which means
your body doesn’t even need to digest them to get
that sugar spike.
•Alcoholic Beverages: Alcohol slows the immune
system, making your white blood cells sluggish and
far less effective.
moderation is the key.
Heavy drinkers, in fact, may be far more likely to
succumb to illnesses like tuberculosis or pneumonia,
and are at increased risk for developing some types
In tomorrow’s email, we’ll look at some foods that
actually boost your immune system instead of reducing
REMEMBER FRUIT IS FAST FOOD !
We have 1 life 1 body love it honor it.
Marie Jane MJ
"The Beauty Alchemist"