What Is a Whole Food?
Whole foods are foods that are in the form found in nature—fresh, unprocessed, and simple. These include:
Nuts and seeds
Lean poultry, lamb, pork, or beef (preferably organic, grass- or range-fed)
Extra virgin olive oil
Cold-expeller-pressed plant oils, such as grapeseed, walnut, and sesame
This chart is excerpted from Mark Hyman’s book, UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss (Scribner, p. 26).