07 Oct '11, 1pm

Could you go without processed foods for a month?

Could you go without processed foods for a month?

It takes a little more planning, but cooking from scratch can be deliciously rewarding. Photo: Susy Morris Looking to purify before we move into the season of discount Halloween candy, food-focused family gatherings, and holiday parties? Andrew Wilder's Eating Rules blog invites you to take part in October Unprocessed , an experiment in ridding your diet of all processed foods for an entire month. Wilder uses the "kitchen test" to explain what he means by unprocessed: "any food that could be made by a person with reasonable skill in a home kitchen with readily available, whole-food ingredients." In other words, if a food's label lists long, scary-sounding, unpronounceable words that bring back bad memories of high school chemistry, it probably doesn't count. But that's just one way to classify the term; Wilder invites other definitions and interpretations of the challenge ...

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