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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whole·some a. [Compar. Wholesomer superl. Wholesomest.]
 1. Tending to promote health; favoring health; salubrious; salutary.
    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 W. Scott.
 3. Sound; healthy.  [Obs.]
 -- Whole*some*ly, adv. -- Whole*some*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the quality of being beneficial and generally good for you
          [ant: unwholesomeness]