health food


: a food promoted as highly conducive to health

Examples of health food in a Sentence

He eats only health food. She shops at the health-food store. The restaurant offers a variety of health foods.
Recent Examples on the Web First, early humans didn’t shop at the health foods store or choose foods that best suited their gastrointestinal tracts. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 30 May 2024 Social media's emphasis on health foods and a general consumer shift towards organic foods over the past decade, however, have turned Greek yogurt into one of the most popular dairy products of our day - even more so than regular yogurt in some regions of the world. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 22 May 2024 Our top choice for this category is Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, which is widely available at supermarkets and health food stores nationwide. Casey Seiden, Verywell Health, 3 May 2024 Its distinctly punk packaging leans masculine, confounding health food packaging’s reputation of marketing towards its traditional audience of health nuts and women. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 14 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for health food 

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of health food was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Health food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

health food

: a food that is said to be especially good for one's health
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