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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • health food — n [U and C] food that contains only natural substances, and that is good for your health …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • health food — health′ food n. coo pha any natural food popularly believed to promote or sustain good health, as through its vital nutrients • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • health food — ► NOUN ▪ natural food that is thought to have health giving qualities …   English terms dictionary

  • health food — ☆ health food n. food considered to be especially healthful; often, specif., such food when organically grown and free of chemical additives …   English World dictionary

  • health food — health ,food noun count or uncount * food that is good for you because it does not contain artificial substances …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Health food — The term Health food has been used in the United States since the 1920s to refer to specific foods claimed to be especially beneficial to health. In contrast to a healthy diet, proponents of health foods claim that a specific food has good… …   Wikipedia

  • health food */ — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms health food : singular health food plural health foods food that is good for you because it does not contain artificial substances …   English dictionary

  • health food — noun Health food is used before these nouns: ↑store …   Collocations dictionary

  • health food — health foods N MASS: oft N n Health foods are natural foods without artificial ingredients which people buy because they consider them to be good for them. Syn: whole food …   English dictionary

  • health food — food thought to be very healthful (i.e. food grown with natural fertilizers and free of additives) …   English contemporary dictionary

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