1. the quality of being beneficial and generally good for you;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wholesome \Whole"some\, a. [Compar. Wholesomer; superl.
Wholesomest.] [Whole + some; cf. Icel. heilsamr, G.
heilsam, D. heilzaam.]
1. Tending to promote health; favoring health; salubrious;
Wholesome thirst and appetite. --Milton.
From which the industrious poor derive an agreeable
and wholesome variety of food. --A Smith.
2. Contributing to the health of the mind; favorable to
morals, religion, or prosperity; conducive to good;
salutary; sound; as, wholesome advice; wholesome
doctrines; wholesome truths; wholesome laws.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life. --Prov. xv. 4.
I can not . . . make you a wholesome answer; my
wit's diseased. --Shak.
A wholesome suspicion began to be entertained. --Sir
3. Sound; healthy. [Obs.] --Shak.
[1913 Webster] -- Whole"some*ly, adv. --