One of the fastest ways to cleanse the body of all the preservatives, chemicals, dyes, hormones, steroids, antibiotics, added fats, salts, and sugars is to stop eating processed foods and start making your food at home. Food manufacturers, growers and restaurants use all these additives in our foods either to extend the shelf life or to make your body become addicted so you will keep coming back for more. Our bodies are taught to crave sugars, fats and salts; all things we should eat in moderation but are not due to the hectic lives we lead.
Billions Spent in Research
We all eat with all their senses. Food manufacturers, growers, even successful restaurants chains including fine dining and fast food have spent billions of dollars in research learning how to combine sugars, fats and salts along with other chemicals and additives to create flavor combinations that make your body crave more of their products. They also work on creating the right looks, colors, sounds and smells. Take the Doritos chip for example; everything about it from the look to the way it sounds when bitten into has been planned in a lab with a scientist to produce the chip you buy off the shelf today. The perfect combination of all these things is what causes you decide to get up to go order, buy or get a box out of the cabinet in the middle of the night.
Food manufacturers, growers and restaurants also spend billions in creating the right advertising and packaging to convince you to eat their foods instead of cooking at home. They lead you to believe their foods are time savers, leaving you more time to do the things you would rather be doing such as spending times outdoors or with the family instead of cooking and many lead you to believe their foods are healthy. Diet food and regular food manufacturers talk about how low in calories, fats or their foods have no sugar in them are but never mention how alternative sweeteners, sodium levels and other additives are horrible for your health.
The result of all this research is the combinations lead to convincing you to eat products that lead to unhealthy lifestyle habits such as overeating which causes weight gain, high cholesterol levels, heart issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes and more because the foods are so loaded with high sodium, fat, sugar, alternative sweeteners and other chemicals which are not good for anyone. And while it is also true that you control what goes into your body, these companies have spent billions of dollars to have the very unfair advantage of convincing you to eat their unhealthy addictive products. Take back your control and live a healthier life by cooking at home.
The Truth about Home Cooking
The truth is most of these additives are rarely needed to make your food taste great. Yes, most food is better with some added sugar, fat or salt depending on the recipe but it is rarely in the amounts added. In order to eat healthy, you must learn how to combine these flavors at home for balance to allow the body to detox from all the additives and learn to love and crave the clean, simple flavors of food.
Another truth is about homemade cooking is that it encourages you and your family to spend time together as you make meals you all love and gives you time to teach the family about eating right. Simple homemade cooking also rarely takes much more time than it does to microwave a box of processed food or to run down to the local restaurant for takeout. Grill up some chicken marinated in fresh herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice to serve with a fresh spinach salad mixed with your favorite veggies. Or since you have the grill going, make a ratatouille of veggies made out of eggplant, summer squash, onions, tomatoes and drizzle with a balsamic dressing. Whole wheat pasta tossed with a fresh basil pesto and topped with a lovely piece of salmon creates wonderful flavors without being loaded with extra additives that you do not need.
All of these food suggestions are prepared and cooked in about a half hour at home while bringing out the simple naturally addictive flavors of the food. For even more added advantage, grow your own veggies and herbs at home in containers, a small garden space, or wherever you have the space to grow. The added exercise from the gardening will also help you to cleanse your body from the chemicals and help you to get into shape by losing calories through exercise. Spend your time growing and cooking your own flavors of life while cleansing your body of unnecessary additives.
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