health food

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  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

Words Nearby health food Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use health food in a sentence

  • Only in America would Chicken McNuggets and large fries look like health food.

    The 41 Deadliest Fast-Food Meals | The Daily Beast | March 24, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • A certain breakfast food is said to have lost much of its popularity since advertised as a health food.

    Civics and Health | William H. Allen
  • I thought that Mrs. Jameson, between the stove at her back and the hot water in her health food, would have her just deserts.

    The Jamesons | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The cold sore had vanished permanently under a régime of health-food, dumb-bells, and icy plunges.

    Gigolo | Edna Ferber
  • "And I also admit that sweet and sour fish ain't exactly a health food, Mawruss," Abe said.

  • Our health food Stores will supply everything you need for a perfect health diet.

    Food Remedies | Florence Daniel

British Dictionary definitions for health food

health food

    • vegetarian food organically grown and with no additives, eaten for its dietary value and benefit to health

    • (as modifier): a health-food shop

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