Sugar and your immune system

White sugar

If I offered you £100 to switch off your immune system for six hours, would you accept? I bet I know what the answer is, but it may surprise you to know that you do it to yourself all the time for nothing.

The white cells within your blood require Vitamin C to fight viruses and destroy bacteria. Sugar and Vitamin C ate similar in chemical structure and so once ingested, sugar competes with Vitamin C for space within the cells and this ultimately affects your body’s immune function.

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