Refined foods drain healthy nutrients from our systems while providing little or nothing of value. These synthetic foods must be avoided. They cause weight gain and toxic build-up in the tissues, leaving the body nutritionally deficient and thus unable to maintain health. If you are a person who eats from packages, boxes and cans, you likely do not have a natural diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables and wholesome, properly prepared meals need to be the mainstay of your daily lifestyle. Your meals primarily need to be from the produce section of the market and the remainder from the meat and fish section.