Studies show that excess sugar actually suppresses immunity by depressing the ability for white blood cells to attack bacteria. By ingesting 20 teaspoons of sugar, the equivalent to 24 ounces of sugary soda, immune suppression occurs up to 5 hours after ingestion. In addition, doctors indicate that there is also a correlation between increased sugar intake during the holidays and instances of the cold and flu viruses. Conclusion…more sugar = more doctor’s visits! Is it worth it? . . . I think not!