The easiest way to make your diet healthier is to crowd it out by eating plant-based, unprocessed, whole foods so there is less room in your stomach and in your wallet for the unhealthy items. The marketing that these big companies do really have people mislead. Furthermore, some doctors are really not educated in nutrition and perpetuate that some foods are healthy when they are not really. They may be healthier than some other junk foods but not truly healthy.
The Green Smoothie Girl breaks down in the video below some things you can start just understanding is no good so you can stay away from them in the grocery store. The items mentioned may even be listed in the recipes of some vegan or raw vegan meals on the web. So, it is good to be armed with the knowledge so you know what good substitutes should be made for these items. All of the items she talks about in the video are acid forming and acid in the body creates mucus and causes inflammation, which leads to pain and suffering. Life is about living and thriving so we want to stay away from acid forming foods and eat more alkaline rich, nutrient dense foods.