So yesterday we spoke about the "Bad" bacteria in our body and the real reason we become overweight and ill. Plus, that "Sugar is the main food source for this "bad" bacteria.
Now . . . let's figure out how all this works!
When the "bad' bacteria outweighs the "good" bacteria in our body it can cause anything from a "pimple to Pneumonia". And has been linked to pancreatic and colorectal cancers.
This "bad" bacteria that's supposed to stay in our large intestine . . . now travels to the small intestine, which is supposed to be basically sterile and then to the bloodstream, sexual organs, pancreas, liver, stomach heart lungs, esophagus, mouth, sinuses, nervous system and brain,
So when this "bad" bacteria attaches to the intestinal wall lining and gets into the bloodstream . . . it spreads throughout the "circulatory" system and restricts important immune responses such as the production of T-lymphocytes (T-cells) . . . our main "Search and Destroy" cells of the immune system.
This is important because these T-lymphocyte cells are one of two immune function white blood cells. The B-cells from the bone marrow, produce "Antibodies" (remember we spoke of them and their importance in a previous Health Tip). The killer T-cells hunt down and destroy cells that are infected with germs, "viruses" or that have become cancerous.
Consuming sugar, may put our white blood cells into a temporary coma. . . .
So we now know . . . Bacteria and Viruses have a sweet tooth . . . just like us! The great majority, around 80% of these little buggers seek out the sugars on the surface of our cells (glucose and fructose, we spoke of that yesterday). The bacteria and viruses then attach to the cells and start to attack them.
Talking about this 'virus" for a moment . . . there have been many reports that the majority of the people that have contracted this virus . . . were pre-diabetic or had diabetes. So from what we have just learned . . . that all make sense.
So why is it important to cut our "sugar" intake? Well . . . To "stop" feeding the "bad bacteria and viruses" to protect our "immune system". AND . . . to stop the "bad bacteria" from restricting our production of immune system response like our killer T-cells and Antibodies.
On another day, I'll talk about how sugar affects our waistline.
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