This reason might explain why many people get sick around the holidays…
A study in the Journal of Natural Medicine found that one teaspoon of refined sugar paralyzes fifty percent of the body’s white blood cells for five hours.
Why is this important?
White blood cells are an important component of your immune system. They help to defend your body against infectious disease and foreign materials.
So, as you’re contemplating the next bite of dessert, eating just one more piece of candy or having a soda instead of water, take a moment to think about whether you can afford to shut down your immune system not only around the holidays, but any time.