Diet and immunity: What’s the connection? – A three part series by Robyn Chuter

Sweet and deadly – Part one

Research from over 40 years ago indicates that concentrated sugar – whether in the form of glucose, fructose, sucrose, honey, or orange juice…but not starches – reduces the ability of white blood cells to gobble up invading bacteria, a process known as phagocytosis.

Shockingly, the reduced bug-chomping capacity persisted for at least five hours after volunteers ate the various kinds of sugar.

Think about that for a moment. If you consume the typical Western diet, which contains added sugar in everything from breakfast cereal to biscuits, muesli bars to McDonald’s fries and chai latte to cheesecake, you’re essentially paralysing your white blood cells from the first meal of the day until long after you’ve turned in for the night.

We need to eat naturally prepared food if we want to cut out sugar!

Stay tuned for parts two and three…

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