health food


Definition of 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Los Angeles’ famed health food store Erewhon plucks from ancient medical language as well. Mina Seçkin,, 17 Nov. 2021 Once upon a time, natural skin care products were restricted to health food store aisles and mom-and-pop shops. Glamour, 27 Oct. 2021 Nooch is easy to find at grocery and health food stores. Jane Black, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2021 July 11, 1998 - Andrews, North Carolina, health food store owner George Nordmann tells authorities that Rudolph came to his Nantahala home July 7 asking to buy food and other supplies. CNN, 6 Sep. 2021 The office building is designed with employee wellness in mind, with break rooms, health food options, a nap room and even a golf simulator. Laura Kinsler,, 21 Sep. 2021 Fast-casual health food sensation sweetgreen has hired a Black woman to take helm on the brand’s technology front. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 24 Aug. 2021 The health food store bulk-bin staple has a golden-yellow color and is available in small and large flakes. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 17 July 2021 In hip-hop’s golden age emerged the Good Life Cafe in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw neighborhood, which was the go-to spot for open mic talent by night and a natural health food store by day. NBC News, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of health food

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of health food was in 1882

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26 Nov 2021

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“Health food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of health food

: a food that is believed to be good for your health : a food that has no artificial ingredients


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