It is vital to maintain a healthy immune system now more than ever due to the current pandemic sweeping the nation. Many eating habits are shown to wreak havoc on the immune system, including the consumption of too much alcohol. When someone experiences a weakened immune response due to increased alcohol consumption, they may find themselves at a higher risk for pneumonia and other respiratory ailments. Excess salt intake can also lead to a weakened immune system resulting from the increased salt excretion leading to the inability to ward off bacterial infections.
- Too much salt can lead to many health issues including high blood pressure and it also can lead to bacterial infections as well.
- Too much sugar reduces your immune cells ability to kill bacteria and this can lead to many different issues and diseases within the body.
- Not getting enough fiber in our diet will prevent us from getting proper sleep and will also cause us digestive issues.
“Excessive drinking includes both binge drinking and heavy drinking. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines binge drinking as four or more drinks during a single occasion for women, and five or more for men.”