Cleansing and detoxifying eliminate harmful toxins. Failing to consume enough cleansing foods as part of a normal diet contributes to chronic inflammation, as cells and blood must be continually purified with the help of nutrient-dense foods and supplements to prevent a chronic inflammatory response.
If you were to list the factors that increase the risk chronic inflammation– linked to just about any illness – the Standard American Diet (SAD) has them all:
High in simple carbohydrates and refined sugars
High in unhealthy fats: saturated, hydrogenated
Low in fiber
High in processed foods
Low in complex carbohydrates
Low in plant-based foods
The striking fact is that cultures that eat the reverse of the standard American diet – low fat, high in complex carbohydrates, plant-based, and high in fiber – have a much lower rates of killer disease.
What’s even more SAD is that countries whose populations can afford to eat the healthiest disease-preventing foods, don’t. The United States has spent more money on cancer research than any country in the world, yet the American diet contributes to the very diseases we are spending money to prevent.
Read more about Seven Core Essentials for proper nutrition.