Answer yes to 6 out of 7 questions and it's probably healthy.
Is it a plant part?
Is it colorful with lots of nutrients and phytonutrients?
Does it have 3 grams of fiber per serving (or more)?
Did you start with the raw food directly from a garden or farm, fresh or frozen without additives like sweetners, fats, or sauces? (you cooked it from scratch)?
If it was processed by someone else, are the other ingredients only other plant foods?
Was the plant food grown without pesticides?
Is it on the Anti-Angiogenic food list? (available at www.eattodefeat.org/page
I consider mushrooms to be very healthy for you, but they would fall short by these questions, since they are not a plant part.
Food that is excluded by these questions, like soda, sugar, artificial sweeteners, cake, meat, fish, etc. are questionable by many reputable, knowledgeable people.
So I am staying away from them, for now.
The most amazing thing to me is the amount of chemicals put into canned vegetables, fruit, and legumes.
I continue reading labels, and am scared off from most things except fresh or frozen produce. Or dried without additives.
How do you decide if something is healthy for you?