At a time when the world is battling with the deadliest virus attacks of all time, it is necessary to take extra precautions to keep yourself protected from getting infected. This is why you need to eat healthy food and keep your immune system strong. Immunity plays a vital role in keeping you safe from diseases. However, many of us are unaware of what to eat and what not to. So, to help you out, here we have mentioned about 5 ingredients that you must not eat as they can weaken your immune system and can make you prone to fall sick.
"Salt? How could salt weaken our immunity?" you ask. Well, according to the University Hospital of Bonn study, eating too much salt may lead to immune deficiencies. Researchers found that when the kidneys excrete excess sodium, a domino effect occurs that reduces the body’s ability to protect our body from diseases. So, as per the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you must consume salt less than 2,300mg per day.
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‘A little sweet indulgence wouldn’t do any harm’, assuming this we often treat ourselves with some tempting and delicious sweet delicacies, which satisfy our sugar cravings but can take a toll on our health in the long run. Several studies have proven that a higher intake of sugar can cause inflammation and this further can weaken the white blood cells. It also makes difficult for our body to absorb vitamin C, which eventually weakens our bones and immune system.
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Increased intake of caffeine boosts cortisol level which creates havoc on the immune system. Regular consumption of caffeine reduces the number of T cells that are responsible for destroying the infected cells of the body.
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Eating too many strawberries can reduce your immunity levels. This super delicious berry release a component called histamine, which leads to congestion and sinus problems.
Cold Drinks And Carbonated Beverages
Cold drinks are the saviours when it comes to beating the scorching heat. These refreshing drinks are so tasty that it is nearly impossible to resist them. But if you are someone who overindulges in these sweet beverages, then it might be time to hit the pause button. These drinks are loaded with sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose, which are all harmful to the immune system. These ingredients can negatively impact our metabolism which protects our body from diseases. The ingredients can also spike the sugar level instantly.
Disclaimer: All content, including tips and suggestions, is entirely based on research and data available on the internet. So, it is advised not to construe it as professional medical advice and consult a doctor before making any changes in your diet.
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