Immunity should be first and foremost in our minds this season of cold, flu and potential pandemic. Sugar is seemingly everywhere in society. Sugar is seemingly everywhere in society. From "healthy" smoothies at the local gym to your favorite salad dressing, sugar is no longer the rare treat that it was just a generation ago. Mountains of research clearly show that sugar suppresses the immune system, spikes insulin levels, slows the release of growth hormones, and triggers hunger, weight gain, and dental cavities, just to name a few of the ways that sugar can be destructive to your family's health.
And tomorrow we "welcome" Halloween, the annual sugar and candy-fest that you can use as a "sweet" opportunity to teach your children lessons in health and nutrition. With a little planning and strategic foresight and some practical tips in this week's LivingFuelTV episode, you'll help your kids manage their Halloween spoils, moderate their sugar consumption and impart some terrific nutritional good sense in the process and maximize their immunity!