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-Produce that's grown without pesticides and chemical fertilizers (organic foods fit this description, but so do some non-organic foods)
-Food that's not genetically modified
-Meats with no added growth hormones, antibiotics, or other drugs
-No artificial flavors, nor any preservatives
-Fresh is best (if you have to choose between wilted organic produce or fresh local conventional produce, the latter is the better option) Frozen fruits and veggies are ok
-Stay away from products that came from a factory "farm"
-Is your meat/produce grown with the laws of nature in mind? (meaning animals are fed their native diets, not a mix of grains and animal byproducts, and have free-range access to the outdoors)
-Is your produce grown in a sustainable way (using minimal amounts of water, protecting the soil from burnout, and turning animal wastes into natural fertilizers instead of environmental pollutants)
If you prepare your meals using primarily foods that meet these eight criteria, you will be making major strides (and delicious ones at that!) for your family's health.