Ward off the Common Cold
Are you fighting off a cold or flu? Seems like everywhere you go, someone is likely to be coughing or sneezing! Studies have shown that people who consume concentrated forms of sugars such as glucose, fructose, sucrose, honey or fruit juices notice a reduced ability of their white blood cells to kill off bacteria.
While consuming sugar doesn’t directly cause a cold, it does make you more susceptible to one. High sugar intake increases inflammation in the body. This means your germ-fighting white blood cells will be focused on the inflammation, leaving the door wide open for a cold virus to sneak in.