Are you addicted to a deadly diet?
One of the key reasons why so many people are getting sick with modern day diseases like heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes is their reliance on processed foods as their primary form of nutrition.
90% of foods Americans purchase every year are processed foods. And food marketers do a masterful job in making it seem like fast foods and junk foods are the obvious choice. But they ruin your taste buds. How? These processed foods are dead and devoid of any natural nutrition. The fact that they taste good is a product of the profitable science of artificial flavors, sugars and additives without which most processed food would taste and look like cardboard.
But there is a heavy price for consuming this terrible diet for the sake of convenience or good taste. You are trading one of the most valuable assets that you have – your health.
One of the side effects of eating a largely processed food diet is that it means you’re consuming foods that are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup. This one food ingredient alone is enough to completely wreck your health and it is only one of the dangerous ingredients in processed foods which are addicting as well as toxic.
Refined sugar has been proven to be more addictive than cocaine. Switch to more raw foods gradually. As you get used to not having all the processed foods you will notice that real food tastes great. The sooner you switch your eating habits the sooner you’ll enjoy increased energy, a better mood and improved health.
You’ll want to eat as many foods as possible in their unprocessed state, ideally the organic foods that you have grown locally and are therefore in season. Growing your own and eating fresh is the best .
I recommend you make the changes to your diet gradually, starting with one meal daily then increasing from there; it will give you a feeling of vitality and well-being. Make it a lifestyle change and you won’t ever go back to junk food and poor health.