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health food

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noun
  1. any natural food popularly believed to promote or sustain good health, as by containing vital nutrients, being grown without the use of pesticides, or having a low sodium or fat content.

Origin of health food

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for health food

Historical Examples

  • The health-food companies, too, arrayed their appetizing wares.

    The Teacher

    George Herbert Palmer

  • The cold sore had vanished permanently under a régime of health-food, dumb-bells, and icy plunges.

    Gigolo

    Edna Ferber


British Dictionary definitions for health food

health food

noun
    1. vegetarian food organically grown and with no additives, eaten for its dietary value and benefit to health
    2. (as modifier)a health-food shop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

health food in Medicine

health food

n.
  1. A food believed to be highly beneficial to health, especially a food grown organically and free of chemical additives.
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