Much of both our mental and physical health problems stem directly from diet.
I know sometimes people scoff at this aspect or say its just too expensive to eat right (partly true - it is more expensive) but it is well worth the study and the practice…plus personally i think it tastes good!
Some things taken for granted that many people consume that is bad for you, and can even be toxic to your system…
Refined white sugar… is bad for you all around and causes changes in the b rain…not just making you hyper or having a sugar crash… Molasses and honey is all I use for sweetener now
Bleached white flour…includes white breads and anything made with bleached flour, including almost all snack foods like cakes and cookies…Scary !
It’s generally understood that refining food destroys nutrients. With the most nutritious part of the grain removed, white flour essentially becomes a form of sugar. Consider what gets lost in the refining process:
Half of the beneficial unsaturated fatty acids
Virtually all of the vitamin E
Fifty percent of the calcium
Seventy percent of the phosphorus
Eighty percent of the iron
Ninety eight percent of the magnesium
Fifty to 80 percent of the B vitamins
Go with whole wheat and whole grain products.
Juice Cocktail… it’s not even real…has anywhere from 5 to 20% real juice and the rest fillers, including high fructose corn syrup (bad) and/or white sugar. get 100% pure juice with no sugar added.
Breaded products…fish, chicken, minced, etc… the breading is bleached flour usually and the minced products are the least nutritious of the meat… go with fresh or frozen. You can make your own breading with wheat products.
Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils… these are man made trans fats and extremely bad for you…poison… They are still found in a variety of products like margarine, snack foods, etc…have to read labels and know your product.
Low fat and non fat foods containing aspartame and other artificial sweeteners…pure poison. Get rid of it… These are mainly found in beverages, including some claiming to be good for you, in some candy and snacks, condiments, and even in yogurt. Aspartame especially is an extremely bad additive
Frozen vegetables - blanched… Veggies are good for you but if you only eat frozen veggies you are losing out on many nutrients that get destroyed or decreased in the blanching process… Use fresh veggies as much as possible…
Saturated fats…red meat and pork fats are the worst and to cook the meat directly in its own grease is just a recipe for disaster. If you must eat these foods get the leanest meats possible and broil, grill or otherwise try and cook the fat out of them. Good fats are found in fish and eggs… Poultry isn’t too bad… Pork sausages are the worst…
Foods with pesticides and antibiotics and GMO are also bad to varying degrees. Going organic is the way to go…I know its more expensive, but worth it in the long run…
There is a lot more i could add…this is just basic, but I have followed this for years and am constantly cutting out bad stuff and adding new stuff…I can definitely tell the difference both mentally and physically.