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Cold and Flu Season: 6 Tips for Staying Healthy

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Ditch the Sugar

You know sugary snacks aren’t good for your kid’s teeth, but they can also increase his chances of getting sick, warns Dr. Zak Zarbock, pediatrician and founder of Zarbee’s Naturals, a company that produces natural cold and cough syrups. Consuming as little as 75 to 100 grams of sugar can lower the body’s infection fighting defenses for several hours. Limit your child’s consumption of sugary drinks, candy and cookies, and provide snacks like fresh fruit, whole grain crackers and vegetables instead.