Talk:Whole food

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Deleting Article[edit]

I think we should consider removing this article. It doesn't site any sources and appears to just host external links for people's websites. An Article shouldn't have four external links and no sources.Disagreeableneutrino (talk) 06:23, 9 October 2008 (UTC)


I have added information and cited my sources but I am still getting an error message. Anyone know what I am doing wrong?melissa (talk) 16:01, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

You need to add closing tags after your reference. Take a look at Wikipedia:Footnotes for instructions. Disagreeableneutrino (talk) 09:19, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

What I removed and why[edit]

I removed a link to the "American Botanical Council" as that site is about herbal medicine, not whole food, and the Veganism and vegetarianism navbox because whole food is not necessarily vegetarian. Pais (talk) 17:55, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Carbohydrates and Fats[edit]

Hello,

I am a Nutritionist and was looking up your definition of "whole foods". I would like to correct a particular statement you made in regards to a whole food typically not containing carbohydrates or fats. Firstly, all fruits, vegetables and whole grains are carbohydrates so the claim that a whole food is not a carbohydrate would obviously omit the most important whole foods of all! Secondly, there are many healthy fats such as nuts, avocados, fish, and meats that are all within the confines of what are considered a whole food. I urge you to refine or omit this statement from your text.

Thank you kindly,

Amy Furyk RHN — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.68.22.114 (talk) 03:16, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

I think you may have misread. "Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible, before being consumed. Whole foods typically do not contain added salt, carbohydrates, or fat."
Additionally, there are certainly "whole foods" that are not necessarily healthy and healthy foods that are not whole.
As a general observation, the term is slippery. Is brown rice a whole food? You don't eat the whole plant. An avocado after taking it from the plant, removing the pit and rind? Meats and most fish (as consumed) are a part of the whole animal.
The demand that dairy not be homogenized (in the article) likely reflects a rather hard-line viewpoint.
In general, I don't think anything in the article is necessarily "wrong", though we seem to be giving the idea that this is an objective, blank-and-white term when it clearly is not. - SummerPhD (talk) 03:42, 16 December 2014 (UTC)