health food

health food
noun
any natural or prepared food popularly believed to promote good health
Members of this Topic: ↑organic
Hypernyms: ↑food, ↑solid food

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noun
: a food promoted as highly conducive to health

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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.
[1880-85]

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health food noun
Food thought to be particularly good for one's health, esp that grown and prepared without artificial fertilizers, chemical additives, etc
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Main Entry:health

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health food UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular health food plural health foods]
food that is good for you because it does not contain artificial substances
Thesaurus: types of food or drinkhypernym pies and pastrieshyponym

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health food,
any one of certain foods to which special therapeutic properties are ascribed, especially by food faddists: »

The AMA warns…that the term “health food” is a misnomer because it implies curative properties (Maclean's).

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n. natural food that is thought to have health-giving qualities

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noun, pl ⋯ foods
: a food that is believed to be good for your health : a food that has no artificial ingredients
[noncount]

He eats only health food.

She shops at the health-food store.

[count]

The restaurant offers a variety of health foods.

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ˈhealth food [health food] noun uncountable, countable, usually plural
food that does not contain any artificial substances and is therefore thought to be good for your health

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