Blood Sugar Control is Important for Immune Response to Breast Cancer
Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) common in breast cancer patients, may interfere with proper immune function by reducing vitamin C levels in the blood.
Hyperglycemia occurs when there is too much circulating sugar in the bloodstream. Elevated blood glucose levels reduces the immune response and can increase bacteria and fungus that the immune system must respond to which is a double whammy. Our immune system is key to cleaning up cancer cells so we want it to be functionally optimally to prevent as well as heal cancer.
To maintain a healthy blood sugar level, avoid sugary foods and simple carbohydrates such as soda pop, ice cream, candy, white rice and baked goods and instead opt for high-fiber foods such as greens, beans, peas and lentils which help reduce the glycemic load that leads to too much sugar in the blood stream.