The following excerpt is from HEALTH THROUGH NUTRITION by Dr. Joel Robbins, Part 1.
To read the complete article go to http://heal12.tempdomainname.com/nutrition/robbins/index.html
Part 2 is about Disease and its Cause. There are 13 web pages for the whole article.
WHAT IS REAL FOOD?
The body will keep us alive and healthy provided that we feed it "Real Food". Real food is a food which is compatible with the body; that in no way takes from the body, but lends itself to the building up of health and maintaining life. It contains nothing that is harmful, toxic or non-usable by the body.
Real Food is defined for us by Nature as follows:
1) Something edible grown by Nature - of the Plant Kingdom
2) Food which can be eaten without processing in any way.
3) Food which comes to us from Nature as "complete packages", that is, they contain naturally everything in them necessary for the body to process and assimilate that food.
WHY DO WE EAT FOOD?
The only qualities of food which the body requires in a complete package are the following:
If all of these components are in the food, the food is complete. If any of these are missing, the food is not "Real Food".
Real Food is provided by Nature in this form as raw fruits and vegetables. Raw fruits and vegetables contain all of the parts mentioned above. If food has been processed, cooked or altered in any way so as to change or eliminate any of the above ingredients, it is no longer "Real Food" as far as the Human Body is concerned.