Flu season? Could it have anything to do with it coming at the same time as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day? How much sugar have you eaten since November? Bake a bunch of cookies and holiday candy for Christmas? Dive into your kid's valentine candy every year?
Hummm......If eating sugar reduces your white blood cell action in half up to 5 hours after eating sugar, let's see:
Breakfast: OJ, cereal, milk, maybe Starbucks on the way to work= about 100 grams of sugar
Lunch: pizza and soda or fast food meal= about 100grams of sugar
Supper: meat, starchy veggie,bread, mashed potatoes, a little ice cream for dessert= 100+ grams of sugar
snack: chips, soda, candy from kid's party=100 grams of sugar
So- the total sugar for the day could be as much as 500 grams of sugar. Now- did you wait 5 hours between eating all that sugar?
So all day long your body is functioning at 50% of what it should be with regards with regards to your immune function.
Then it happens.
Your co-worker sneezes on you. Your child comes home from school after being with 25 other snot-ridden children all day long, you go to Target and the person who used the cart before you has the flu.
Get the picture?