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 Most of the sea vegetables in this recipe are available at premium supermarkets and health food stores., "Recipes for summer’s bounty: Mains," 16 Sep. 2020 In 2017, Tita-Reid joined a health food company as global CMO, and the family moved to Switzerland. Beth Kowitt, Fortune, "America’s Black brain drain: Why African-American professionals are moving abroad—and staying there," 10 Aug. 2020 The Denver metro area will net two new health food grocery stores in the next four weeks when Whole Foods Market opens a location in Castle Rock and Natural Grocers debuts in east Denver’s Green Valley Ranch neighborhood. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Castle Rock’s new Whole Foods, Green Valley Ranch’s Natural Grocers announce opening dates," 10 Mar. 2020 The company sought to fill a niche as a health food grocer that also carried more mainstream items like Oreos and offered competitive prices. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Lucky’s Market to shutter three Colorado stores amid nationwide closures," 21 Jan. 2020 Since no one ever claimed that a hamburger constituted health food, go ahead and fry the patties in butter or bacon fat. cleveland, "It’s grilling season, but for a better burger, use the stove," 3 June 2020 Ada Osakwe, founder of Nuli, a chain of health food restaurants based in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial center told CNN that her business was forced to close down 9 of its 10 stores following the coronavirus pandemic in April. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, "Africa's tourism industry is preparing for a post-coronavirus era," 1 June 2020 Bulk bins and health food departments have dried mango, pineapple, apples, and more. oregonlive, "It’s not too late to stock up on groceries for an extended coronavirus lock-down," 17 Mar. 2020 The founder herself went viral in 2015 after her food diary full of esoteric ingredients and hard-to-pronounce health foods was published by Elle. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, "Why Wellness Guru Amanda Chantal Bacon Still Drinks Her Sex Dust," 9 Mar. 2020

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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 Sep 2020

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“Health food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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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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