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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Introduced Mo’s 36 Herb Tea, sold exclusively at a Boulder health food store. Pratik Joshi, The Denver Post, "Long before ‘natural’ was cool, Celestial Seasonings saw the future in tea leaves," 14 Sep. 2019 Erewhon is a health food store founded by a Japanese couple in Boston that was later reborn as a higher-than-high-end grocery and cafe with five locations across Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times, "Column: We’re thoughtful about what we eat. How come we’re thoughtless about what we share online?," 9 Sep. 2019 Owned and operated by a warm, earth mother type named Rebecca Raspberry, who worked for 14 years at House of Ghandi, her father’s health food store in Chicago, Vibrations feels like equal parts lunch counter and social center. New York Times, "Welcome to America’s Newest National Park. Don’t Mind the Power Plant.," 17 July 2019 Other sources were family and friends, flea markets, pet stores, health food stores and online venues. Minali Nigam, CNN, "People in the United States are misusing antibiotics, study says," 25 July 2019 The metaphor is alive and well today, appearing everywhere from newspapers, Legos, and a health food brand name to social media, and, of course, the Lion King reboot. Keith Ladzinski, National Geographic, "The ‘balance of nature’ is an enduring concept. But it’s wrong.," 26 July 2019 For serious health food enthusiasts, there is the juice pharmacy, which has drinks for different medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, colds, weight loss, detox cleanse and more. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "R&R Poké, offering Hawaiian-style raw fish and rice bowls, to open up in Wauwatosa soon," 29 June 2018 The Bronzeville native took up running in the 1980s and, during the transition, started wandering into health food stores and researching holistic living. Darcel Rockett,, "4 Chicago area seniors challenge traditional retirement, in the recording studio and beyond," 17 June 2019 It’s being sold in health food stores and sports shops under a cloud. George Skelton, The Mercury News, "Skelton: Why California needs to legalize hemp," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of health food

1882, in the meaning defined above

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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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