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.
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- health care,
- health centre,
- health check,
- health club,
- health farm,
- health goth,
- health insurance,
- health maintenance organization,
- health officer,
- health physics
Origin of health food
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for 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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A food believed to be highly beneficial to health, especially a food grown organically and free of chemical additives.
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