Natural Sugars and the Immune System

Q. Do natural sugars damage the immune system?


It does not seem to matter whether or not the person ingests “natural sugars” or not. They all get converted to glucose in our bodies. High blood sugar impairs white blood cell ability to fight off enemies to the body.

So as the first T in the NEWSTART acronym advises, it’s best to use moderately that which is good.

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  1. 1 Cathi Oct 4, 2012, 7:15 PM PDT

    Is it true that white, processed, sugar, is equally addictive as illegal drugs, such as heroin? What if a person in their 50’s has spent their life eating too much sugar? Can borderline diabetes, or even first stage diabetes, be reversed? Does it mean one can never again ingest sugar again?  Thanks.

  2. 2 Cathi Oct 4, 2012, 7:17 PM PDT

    Apologies for the comma splice. I suppose too much sugar has affected even my spelling. :)

  3. 3 Fionna Oct 13, 2012, 12:16 AM PDT

    As a borderline diabetic, when is the best time to eat fruit in the day, at meals, between meals, in the morning?
    And how many servings are good for you?

  4. 4 Robbie Jun 7, 2013, 5:12 PM PDT

    If it is a whole food like a fruit it shouldn’t damage the immune system. Fat is the main problem for diabetics along with processed sugar. If you have diabetes you shouldn’t eat processed sugar but fruit should be ok (most of the time). My brother has Type 1 Diabetes and he eats mostly just fruit for breakfast and supper. This actually brought down his blood sugar along with exercise. He still has to take insulin but he takes alot less than most people. He tried many other things but that is the only thing that consistantly helped. Whole fruits and vegetables have fiber and other characteristics that cause the sugar to be more steadily released into the system for a longer period of time. So while processed sugar can damage immune system, fruit shouldn’t. You shouldn’t eat between meals (unless your sugar gets too low). If you eat a whole foods plant-based diet you can usually heal type 2 diabetes.

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