The high intake of sugar can suppress our immune system by as much as 75%. Every adult and every child needs to resist the temptation to consume even small amounts of Easter candy during this COVID-19 pandemic. If the media, and the medical experts they use, are ignorant of this fact then every person who reads this should spread the word. Do not eat chocolate or sugar of any kind until this pandemic is gone.
Sanchez, A., et al. Role of Sugars in Human Neutrophilic Phagocytosis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Nov 1973;261:1180_1184
According to a 1973 study done by Loma Linda University, when you eat 100 grams of sugar, about as much sugar as you find in a 1 liter bottle of soda, your white blood cells are 40 percent less effective at killing germs. You can cripple your immune system for up to 5 hours after eating sugar!
Sugar impacts your white blood cells by competing for space in those cells with Vitamin C. When Linus Pauling did research in the 1970s to find out how the body uses Vitamin C, he discovered that white blood cells need Vitamin C to destroy bacteria and viruses. Sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. When you eat sugar, it directly competes for space in your immune cells with Vitamin C! The more sugar in your system, the less Vitamin C can get into your white blood cells. Sugar DOES NOT help your immune system fight infection at all, resulting in a weakened defense from infections.
Drinking orange juice does not help. It contains too much sugar and not enough vitamin C.
Take a high-quality vitamin C pill, with bioflavonoids in it, four times each day, because vitamin C only stays in your body for about four hours. We always need it in our blood.
Dr. Charles Bens www.drcharlesbens.com