Immune Booster #2 of 5
Strategy #5 to lay the groundwork for optimal immune function from Joshua Corn, Editor-in-Chief of LiveInTheNow.com:
#2. Limit your sugar consumption. Sugar decreases your immune system's ability to function almost immediately by inhibiting the activity of Natural Killer (NK) cells. The results of one study showed that the amount of sugar found in two sweetened beverages lowers immune response by 50% for up to five hours after it's consumed!
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