It is impossible to eat healthy today. Forget processed and packaged foods. I'm talking fresh fruits and vegetables. Garbage. Poison. It's too bad but, our bodies adapt over eons.
Look up Fludioxonil (might be spelled incorrectly). It is what they soak our fresh fruits and veggies in to ship them around the world. Many apples on your grocers shelves were picked as long as 4 months ago. Many commercial farmers don't rotate crops any more. They plant what makes money. Some years, corn. Other years it's soy. If soy is more profitable for 5 years in a row, that's what he grows. The result? Minerals are depleted from the soil and our spinach and broccoli are missing many of the important trace minerals that they should have developed, and didn't. Trace minerals are very important because they assist in the processing of the more prominent vitamins.
Milk??? OMG!!! I call it 'cow water'. If you think your body is making use of the bullshit artificial vitamins the put in the milk, you are sorely mistaken. Sure, it's getting some. And, your mileage may vary from the guy next to you.
Fruit? I typically eat 4 or 5 pieces of fruit per day. Maybe my taste buds are changing as I get old but most of the fresh fruit tastes like a penny candy. Everything is so sweet. I had a Granny Smith apple last night that was so dry. And, it tasted like a Sweet Tart candy. Horrible.
I buy fresh wheat and grind my own wheat to make my own flour to make my own bread. And, it's still garbage, GMO wheat, I'm sure. Even though it carries the "USDA Organic" seal. What a bunch of horse shit.
Don't get me wrong. I work out and eat really well but that comes after a lifetime of alcoholism and eating pizza and sub sandwiches at 3:00 AM after the bars close.... for most of my life. So, I do it more as a hobby than something that's really helping my health. It's too late for me. Still, it's fun.
Sadly, it's a global market today and as that works awesome for electronics and cars, it's not so great for food.
Apples are not apples any more. At least, not like I remember them in the woods when I was a kid. Apples were 'in season' like everything else fresh that we ate. Like I said, many apples on your grocer's shelves are many months old. They were fed enzymes and magic dust all their lives. The poisons are designed to be undetectable at the times of inspection.
However, the other side of the coin is that if we didn't do all this shit, there probably wouldn't be enough food to go around. Yin and Yang, I suppose.
If I could give one single piece of advice to young people regarding health...... drink water. Good water.
Many of my problems today come from dehydration after a lifetime of alcoholism and tobacco abuse. Dried out all my stuff inside. At the gym, my muscles can still lift pretty heavy weights but my tendons have all snapped from dehydration. And, all the discs are gone in my back. And, the meniscus and other cartilage in my knees is all dried up and broken (or gone). Those things are now my limiting factors for fitness. It sucks.
So, drink plenty of water every day.
The American Psychiatric Association's standard reference for psychiatry defines over 450 different mental disorders. I suffer from most of them.
Please be understanding if I act a tiny bit unusual at times. Thank you.