To help ourselves come out of such ignorance, we must start with eating right food in right quantity, and fasting on Ekadasi – to strengthen our manas and buddhi with right wisdom! What do scriptures say about right food for humans?
ఆకాశాత్ వాయు:, వాయో రగ్ని:, అగ్నే రాప:, అద్భ్య: పృథివీ,
పృథివ్యా ఓషధయ:, ఓషధీభ్యోన్నమ్, అన్నాత్ పురుష: !!
[Aakas (space) -> Vayu (air) -> Agni (fire) -> Aapas (water) -> Prudhivi (earth) -> Oshadhi (plants and its products) -> Annam (food) -> Purushaha (all of us)]
Vedas say, Purushaha are to be brought up on annam that comes from the oshadhi grown on prudhivi (Earth). There are further details on what each of those oshadhis are and their impact on manas and buddhi etc.