“Whole foods are plant foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible, before being consumed. Examples of whole foods include whole grains, tubers, legumes, fruits, vegetables.”
As a bonus, eating a whole foods diet will cut your food bill. Quite a lot in some cases.
Also, here are some things you should cut your intake of. The less of these you eat, the healthier you will be.
Deep Fried Foods. Anything deep fried is unhealthy, even vegetables. This also includes many packaged foods such as crisps and fast noodles (Ramen, Maggi, Mi Goreng, etc).
White Sugar. This covers anything that contains refined sugars. Refined sugar is the main food to avoid. Common foods that are high in refined sugars are sweets, drinks (besides water and herbal tea), processed foods (canned fruit and vegetables, frozen meals, sauces, etc).
White Rice. This one is hard to avoid in many parts of the world, especially when not cooking it yourself. Fortunately, it is the best of a bad bunch. If able, eat wild or brown rice instead.
Salt. Humans need salt to function, but like everything, too much is not good. When eating a balanced diet your body will get enough salt. There is no need to add more.
4. Drink Water
Clean water is the best drink you can have. Making it your main drink will flush your body of toxins. Aim to drink AT LEAST one liter every day.
Herbal teas, either cold or hot brewed, are a good way to add a bit of flavor as well as get some extra benefits.
Every morning when you wake, rinse your mouth out and then drink a couple of cups of water. It will assist rehydration from the night and stimulate your digestive system.
5. Don’t Do Drugs
This includes alcohol, cigarettes, medicine you don’t need, and all illicit drugs.
Of course, some drugs are worse than others. Smoking cigarettes, for example, is crazy. Drinking a little alcohol once in a while, not so bad.
The antibiotics prescribed to clear an infection you should probably continue to take. The anti-depressants your psychiatrist gave you I would consider flushing down the toilet.
Additional Healthy Eating Tips
Fruits.Fruits are great but due to a large amount of fructose consuming too much is bad for your teeth. Limit yourself to three serves a day. High fructose corn syrup is much more harmful to your health than regular fruit fructose.
Fresh salads, soups, or steamed are the best way to prepare your vegetables. Next best is stir-fried, roasted, etc. Stay away from anything shallow or deep fried.
Bright or deep colors are best such as leafy greens (bok choi, spinach, broccoli, etc), berries, red bell peppers, papaya, moringa, etc.
Wash all fruits and vegetables. Even organic fruits and vegetables can have poison sprayed on them. Also, ensure you use water you would consider safe to drink.
Get a good variety. Different foods have different nutritional value. When it comes to fruit and vegetables, choose a variety of colors and types. This actually applies to all food. Ensure you are consuming a good mix of proteins, dairy, fruit, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, good fats, etc.
Proteins. Vegetarian proteins (tofu, eggs, beans, etc.) are best for health and other reasons. Failing that, go for fish (salmon is great) and lean meats (skinless chicken and lean beef are my favorites).
When you crave something sweet go for dark chocolate. The higher percentage of cocoa the better. Raw Honey is also great.