Due to our upbringing and dependencies on junk food, it’s hard to change our eating habits. Our preferences for food are deeply rooted and can be emotionally driven, often providing comfort in times of trauma and anxiety. As a result, altering our diet can lead to withdrawal symptoms, discomfort, and even sickness.
Most packaged foods are often considered junk food, with only a few exceptions. It is essential to carefully read ingredient labels, as many food manufacturers and restaurants prioritize taste over nutritional value.
The average person consumes junk food 85% of the time and nutrient-rich food only 15% of the time. This balance should be reversed to promote better health and well-being.
When making dietary changes, certain foods should be eliminated over the next two to three weeks. These include:
- Milk (non-fat or no-fat): Consider almond or goat milk as replacements, as dairy milk can create mucus and acid in the body, making the lymph fluid acidic and susceptible to pathogens.
- Bread: White bread is acid and mucus-forming, and can lead to constipation.
- Sodas (regular or diet): High in sugar, sodas can contribute to various health issues, including diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay.
- Regular salt (NaCl): Excessive salt intake is linked to high blood pressure and imbalances in lymph fluid minerals.
Overconsumption of these foods can lead to a range of health issues including obesity, cancer, and cardiovascular problems.
On the other hand, adding certain foods to your diet can be beneficial:
- Lecithin: Rich in choline, essential for brain function and preventing a fatty liver.
- Flax seed oil: An essential oil rich in omega-3; aids in detoxification and stimulates the body to burn fat.
- Apple juice and apples: High in vitamin A, potassium, and fiber; keep the liver healthy and promote good digestion.
- Fiber: Essential for colon health, reduces cholesterol, and eliminates constipation.
These dietary changes, if implemented over time, can significantly impact overall health and well-being. Eating nutrient-dense foods and reducing the intake of harmful items can lead to improved physical and mental health.