Eating pre-packaged foods and snacks can be convenient in our busy lives. However, ingredient labels can look more like a science experiment than actual food. The goal for this month is to avoid these heavily processed foods. The American Institute of Cancer Research recommends to "maximize your consumption of cancer-fighting nutrients and phytochemicals while minimizing unhealthy additions to your diet.” Preservatives prolong shelf life, but do not prolong YOUR life. Know what you are eating. Be aware of ingredients. Read nutrition labels. Eat whole foods for better health.