The use of refined sugar has skyrocketed in America – and its overconsumption has placed an enormous burden on the immune system. Yet, the news you’re about to read is never mentioned in the lamestream media.
Historically speaking, in the early 1800s, the average American’s sugar consumption hovered at a modest few pounds over the course of an entire year. But, now, yearly sugar intake has soared to 155 pounds! There’s no doubt: this increase is directly connected to horrible health outcomes.
For example, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now warns that a shocking two out of three adults in the United States are currently overweight or obese – placing the majority of Americans at increased risk for life-threatening diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and fatty liver disease.
How is all of this related to the immune system? There’s now evidence that the excessive sugar in American diets may jeopardize the body’s supply of essential vitamin C – and “handcuff” our ability to maintain a healthy immune system.