5 drawbacks of modern nutrition

We will not talk again about overeating and excess of calories, as well as about harmful food habits. Let’s talk about the main drawbacks of the modern people nutrition. Why exactly modern? Because our nutrition is determined by the choice of products in grocery stores and restaurant menus, as well as the rhythm of life.

Let us discuss the solutions to these problems, so that it is clear what we can do to solve the issues.


Water is the main component of our cells, tissues and organs. Statistics say that 75% of people consume insufficient amount of water. Many of the doctors, if they could give you one single advice on overall improvement of well-being, will tell you to drink more water, because water:

  • acts as a conductor of nutrients transported through the blood;
  • serves as the basis for the formation of saliva (which is very important for digestion);
  • forms the fluids that surround the joints.



The daily volume of consumed liquid should be about 2 liters. Of these,

  • simple water accounts for ¾ of the volume.
  • juices, tea, coffee and so on make up the rest of the volume.

It is recommended to consume the main amount of water before 14-15 o’clock. Try to drink no more than 400-500 ml after 18-19 o’clock. It is recommended to drink water 10-15 minutes before meals, and limit its amount during the meal. Better drink in small portions – 250 ml, between meals.


Modern diet consists of a huge amount of food with “empty calories”, and namely:

  • products of industrial production,
  • semi-finished products,
  • snacks,
  • desserts.


These have literally zero nutrients (minerals, vitamins, amino acids) that our body needs every day for a normal functioning. Refined products have high caloric content with low nutritional value. They are also poor in fiber, which is so important for maintaining the normal blood sugar level and health of the intestines.

Such food satisfies the daily need for calories, yet it does not provide the cells and, as a consequence, organs and systems, with what is we actually need. As a result, you:

  • overeat,
  • gain excess weight,
  • feel tired and anxious,
  • want to eat all the time.

All processes that occur in our body are carried out through chemical reactions that require specific substances that we can get with food.


Make sure that your diet contains:

  • whole foods (not industrially processed),
  • omega-3 fatty acid products (chia seeds, flaxseed and oil, seafood, nuts and seeds, eggs, avocado, broccoli, colored and brusselssprouts, greens),
  • magnesium (cocoa powder, dark green vegetables, cereals and legumes, avocados, bananas and dried apricots, dairy products),
  • vitamin D (fish, eggs, caviar, mushrooms, tofu, dairy products),
  • iodine (seaweed, cranberries, white beans).


The inflammatory process protects the body. It arises when an alien effect (a microbe, substance or mechanical effect) activates a number of chemical processes in the blood. This process is self-regulating. But if the body is constantly exposed to stimuli, including toxins from the environment and food, the process becomes chronic and weakens the immune system.


Some products condone the initiation of inflammatory processes and the depletion of the immune system. An allergic reaction does not always manifest immediately as sneezing or rash, or abdominal pain. It can manifest a few hours later as:

  • headache,
  • upset stomach.

If you, however, do not have a strong reaction to certain foods, this does not mean that the process of their assimilation goes well. We can distinguish the following products-allergens that cause inflammatory processes:

  • dairy products,
  • flour,
  • sugar.

Excessive sugar in the food provokes fermentation in the intestines, which also leads to irritation, inflammation and allergic manifestations. You can be sure that everything sweet causes damage to the body and pleases only your taste buds. It does not bring any benefit.

As for the content of chemical components in food, it can be:

  • hormones and antibiotics (in animal food),
  • pesticides and residues of fertilizers (in plant food).


The environment inside our body, including the circulatory system, must have a certain acidity, the changes of which lie within a limited range. What we eat affects its level directly. Acidification of the body adversely affects the function of systems, and even contributes to damage to the arteries and joints.

There are several organs and systems that act as a depository of minerals. When your body needs to neutralize acidity, it can take substances for alkalinization from our bones. Control of acidity is a priority for our body, much more important than the formation of bone tissue, the growth of nails and so on. Therefore, the effect of acidification can be osteoporosis.

The metabolism waste is almost 100% acid. Add to this the fact that most of the products of the modern diet have an oxidizing effect, including:

  • coffee,
  • sugar,
  • dairy products,
  • alcohol.


As a result, our body is continuously engaged in restoring the balance and neutralizing the acids.


  • Eat alkalinizing foods (vegetables and green leaves).
  • Reduce the amount of foods that contribute to the body acidification.
  • Reduce the amount of sugars consumed.


Porridge or sandwich for breakfast, mashed potato for lunch, pasta for dinner, jam for dessert and toasts for dessert and snacks. Carbohydrates are cheap and available. All fast food is carbohydrates. This is a habitual meal, however, justifying your useless nutrition through traditions is definitely not the way to good health and slim waist.

A diet with a large amount of carbohydrates provides:

  • nutrient deficiencies,
  • poor immune response,
  • poor wellbeing,
  • low energy levels,
  • weight gain,
  • inability to lose excess kilograms.



  • Choose vegetables (except potatoes) as the side dish, rather than pasta, rice or potatoes,
  • Try to at less bread,
  • Vary your breakfasts with omelet, medium fat cottage cheese,
  • Reduce the consumption of pasta.
  • Strive to ensure that main meals are protein (fish, poultry, meat, legumes, mushrooms) with vegetables.
  • For snacks, choose fruits, unsweetened yogurts and nuts instead of cookies.