Avoiding Back-to-School-Illnesses

Avoiding Back-to-School-Illnesses
by Hayden Sears-Livesay

For many children it happens every year, they head back to school and the cycle of sickness start. Are you looking to stop this cycle or reduce the amount of sniffles your kids get? One of the best ways to do this is to limit the amount of refined sugar that they eat. Complex carbohydrates found in vegetables, grains, and fruits are good for you; the simple sugars found in sodas, candies, cakes and frostings, and packaged treats are not. It’s as simple as that. Here’s why (and this is just the short list!):

  • Sugar depresses immunity
  • Sugar sours behavior, attention, and learning
  • Sugar promotes sugar highs, and crashes
  • Sugar promotes cravings
  • Sugar promotes heart disease

The start of a new school year is a great time to create a new pattern of nutritious eating with less sugar. Start now so by the time they get introduced to all those new germs their immune systems will be nice and strong.

©2009, AskDrSears.com, used with permission

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