Reduce Your Sugar Intake
Sugar is particularly stressful to the immune system. Fruit juices, which are loaded with sugar, should be avoided, especially during the winter months. Substituting sugar with a sugar-free product is not necessarily a healthy replacement. The body can’t process these chemicals. As studies have shown, artificial sugar substitutes are not only very harmful to the immune system, but also harmful to the organs and the body in general. Natural sweeteners, such as stevia and agave make great natural alternatives. There are herbal supplements available that are effective in helping the body balance sugar levels, thus supporting immune system function and reducing your risk of catching a cold or getting the flu.