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What excess sugar in diet does to your body

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Oct 20, 16

Depending on the type of sugar consumed, either natural or refined, it leaves its consequences, according to one of our general practitioners at Amala Medical Centre.

Dubai Health Authority nutritionists and health specialists recently highlighted the dramatic changes that people underwent by eliminating refined sugar from their diet. The DHA adopted the challenge after some people of the UAE launched the hashtag #30DaysWithoutSugar following a tweet by Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, that encouraged people to go without sugar for one month.

According to doctors, refined sugars, classified by some as ‘potential poisons’, are produced by processing sugar cane and removing between 83 to 98 per cent of its chromium, manganese, cobalt, copper, zinc and magnesium. As a result of this refining, they become devoid of nutrients.

Win the food fight with these immunity-building nutrients

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Oct 20, 16

It’s that time of year when it seems like there is something in the air – another virus just waiting to be caught.

But our body’s defence – our immune system – is working hard all year round to ward off the pathogens that can cause disease and infection. Poor diet and nutritional deficiency are the two most common factors that can decrease the effectiveness of our immune system.

Several scientific studies over the past 30 years, including one published by the British Society for Immunology in 2008, suggest that 70 per cent of your immune system dwells in your digestive tract, so maintaining a healthy gut is the foundation of good immunity.