Have you heard about the advantages of adopting an organic diet and ditching processed food? I can vouch that it does make a significant impactful difference on our bodies!
Most of us recognize processed foods, like instant and canned goods, but their influence extends far beyond these staples. I would venture a guess that your home probably contains more processed items than you realize.
I can’t express to you how amazing it was for me once I switched to a cleaner diet! Switching away from processed food has so many advantages, from increased energy levels to decreased bloat.
Do you know what a “sugar crash” is? A sugar crash typically entails an initial surge of energy followed by its swift demise as processed foods often contain too much sugar. This may cause your mind to become confused, making concentration difficult.
Sugar drops can also contribute to fatigue, anxiety and palpitations.
As a result, eating less sugar means eating fewer processed food items and this will contribute to creating a more stable mental state – you’ll appreciate how easier it becomes to focus.
I noticed this immediately when I gave my pantry a thorough cleaning and started substituting more fruits and vegetables as snacks for processed food snacks. My headaches immediately diminished by half.
It comes down to the fact that manufactured foods with high salt contents often contain preservatives that may be hazardous, which in turn cause headaches and other side effects in our bodies.
As previously stated, eating large quantities of highly processed and sodium-laden meals will leave you bloated, so by cutting back and staying hydrated you should notice less bloat.
Improve Your Mood It is essential to remember that processed food often contains high levels of saturated fats and preservatives that can contribute to feeling disconnected, making it hard for us to maintain positive attitudes and emotions. This may leave us struggling with maintaining a good disposition and leading to depression or anxiety.
Your mental health will benefit.
According to studies, diets high in sugar, saturated fats and refined carbohydrates have been shown to disrupt sleep quality. Without enough sleep comes feeling terrible; consequently you become stressed out!
Sleep deprivation can trigger your appetite hormones, making you hungry and helping you to gain weight.
Fiber can often be hard to come by in processed foods; especially those found in cans, jars or bags. Yet fiber is essential in maintaining a healthy digestive tract and preventing constipation.
Fiber provides nourishment for “good bacteria” in your digestive tract and can help your bowel movements to become more regular by giving up processed meals – the simple things make a difference!
One day after eating too many chips, acne may start to show its ugly face. By cutting back on processed food consumption and switching up your diet accordingly, pimples could disappear completely and give way to vibrant, youthful skin.
Used to think that cravings were my body’s way of telling me to try to satisfy itself; but was I ever mistaken! After decreasing the amount of manufactured foods in my diet, my cravings decreased significantly.
However, once you become adept at eating cleanly, processed meals may no longer appeal to you – in fact they could even seem repugnant!
When your body begins to recognize how processed food affects it differently from healthier options, giving your body what it wants becomes much simpler and requires less willpower to obtain.
Processed foods rely on bold flavors to attract consumers; their inability to handle subtlety makes for uninspiring products that overwhelm you with sweet or salty tastes, sometimes bitter notes.
As part of your transition to a low sodium and sugar diet, processed foods will alter their flavor for you; pizza might suddenly seem saltier while donuts could become too sweet to enjoy as often.
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Before things can improve, they could deteriorate further. The initial five days after giving up processed food will likely bring with them fatigue, irritation and cravings – I use the word “addiction” here only in an exaggerated sense – just try not to confuse this term with physical addictions!