Many Scary Things, One Sensible Plan, Part Three
Skip the Sugar. Sugar affects your white blood cell count, thus affecting your immune system. Depending on which study you’ve read and how it was conducted, a relatively small amount of sugar can affect the efficiency of your white blood cells anywhere from 40% - 92%. One source stated that a small amount of sugar suppresses the immune system for four hours while another stated up to six hours. Certainly not a chance I want to take considering I could bump into a virus or bacteria just after consuming a small amount of sugar. No one wants to go to war without a weapon and sugar disarms us against the enemy.
This is not new rocket science. In the 1970’s, Dr. Linus Pauling discovered that Vitamin C increases the body’s ability to combat the common cold and that sugar severely inhibits it. This provides all of us with another reason to get our sweet fix from whole fruits and veggies.
How does one decrease sugar cravings?
- Bump up your probiotic count with either fermented foods or in supplement form. See Part Two (previous post) of this series for more ideas on how to do that.
- Increase good fats. Good fats decrease sugar cravings and leave you feeling satisfied longer.
- Consider that candida may be an issue and consider a personal consultation to find the best way for you to begin addressing it.
- Adequate nutrition. Your body will crave food when it’s missing a nutrient, yet we seem to reach for the wrong food when cravings hit. To help alleviate cravings I make Go Greens from Hsin Ten Enterprises part of my daily regiment . Contact me to order it at wholesale.