This Destroys Your immune System!
There is a reason everyone gets sick around the holidays.
The reason is too much stress, too little sleep, and a whole lot of eating the foods I just mentioned.
Studies have associated high blood sugar levels with impaired immune response. Limiting your intake of sugary foods and beverages can promote better blood sugar management and immune response.
A diet high in refined carbs may adversely affect your immune system. Choosing more nutritious carb sources like fruits and starchy vegetables is a better choice for your overall health.
Artificial sweeteners have been associated with alterations in gut bacteria that may harm immune function. Additionally, some research suggests that high intake may contribute to the progression of autoimmune diseases.
Diets high in omega-6 fats seem to promote the expression of pro-inflammatory proteins that may weaken the immune response, while diets higher in omega-3 fats reduce the production of those proteins and enhance immune function.
Eating more omega-3-rich foods and fewer omega-6-rich foods may promote optimal immune function.
Stay Healthy! Dr. Z