Our guest columnist Brett reminds us of the importance of unprocessed foods in today's Wellness Update.
Focus on Whole Foods
by Brett Blumenthal
Consuming whole foods--unprocessed foods that don't contain preservatives, chemicals, fillers, artificial flavors or colors--is best for your health. A whole food can be eaten or cooked as you find it in nature. Foods that grow in the soil...on a tree...or come directly from animals, fish, or fowl...are whole foods. If, however, they are refined in a manufacturing plant or include additives (chemicals, preservatives, coloring or flavoring), they are not whole foods.