Moderation is the key - Now that the kids collected all that candy, monitor how much they can have daily. Sugar has been proven to destroy the germ-killing ability of white blood cells for up to five hours after ingestion. It reduces the production of antibodies, proteins that combine with and inactivate foreign invaders in the body. It interferes with the transport of vitamin C, one of the most important nutrients for all facets of immune function. It causes mineral imbalances and sometimes allergic reactions, both of which weaken the immune system. It neutralizes the action of essential fatty acids, thus making cells more permeable to invasion by allergens and microorganisms."
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