099: Is this common food destroying your immune system?
There’s something you’re likely eating every day that may be having a dramatic effect on your waistline, complexion, and overall health.
And worse — it’s probably affecting your immune system, too!
I’m talking about SUGAR.
That’s right, the “sweet stuff” can absolutely wreak havoc on your body’s ability to ward off illness. In fact, researchers have found that eating any kind of sugar has the potential to reduce your body’s defenses by 75% for up to 6 hours.
Worst of all, even if you THINK you’re eating a super clean, healthy diet, food manufactures have found crafty ways to sneak sugar into many supposedly “healthy” foods.
Well, on today’s episode of The Dr. Gundry Podcast, I’m going to talk all about the effect sugar has on your body’s ability to fight off viruses and infections, how to spot the REAL sugar content in your food, and share my top 2 virus-related reasons for avoiding sugar in your diet.
I’m also going to share tips for conquering sugar addiction once and for all — and how you can enjoy sweet foods without eating the “enemy.”
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Why THIS breakfast staple has the equivalent of 4 teaspoons of sugar — even though it doesn’t taste sweet (4:45)
- How to find out the REAL sugar content in your food (5:45)
- The shocking “6-hour effect” eating sugar has on your body (8:30)
- The TRUTH about fasting and your immune system (and why 12 is your magic number) (11:45)
- Why natural sweeteners aren’t necessarily better for you (12:30)
- The surprising reason why sugar may actually be more addictive than some hard drugs (14:00)
- The dangerous sugar MOST people think is healthy (16:15)
- My top 2 virus-related reasons for avoiding sugar in your diet (18:00)
- The healthiest fruits you can eat — and when to eat them (19:30)
- Which sugar substitutes you should reach for — and the artificial sweeteners you should ALWAYS avoid (20:30)
- How to wean yourself OFF the sweet stuff (22:00)
- Why eating just 3 of these every day can actually help you support healthy blood sugar levels (25:30)
- How World War II nearly wiped out type 2 diabetes in the U.S. and Britain (and why it came roaring back) (29:00)
- What those brown spots on your skin are actually telling you (and how you can make them disappear with diet) (31:45)
- America’s big “sodium myth” and the 1 type of salt I recommend every American start eating today (34:30)
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