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

On particularly hot days, duck in for a scoop of Gatorade sorbet, which is basically a health food. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "The Best Ice Cream in the U.S.," 5 July 2018 On Wednesday, the Lefferts Boulevard bridge, with its health food shop, pharmacy and Art Deco movie theater, received a stay of execution of sorts. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "A Bridge, the Rickety Heart of Kew Gardens, Gets a Reprieve," 12 July 2018 The group used donations from followers and earnings from yoga classes and health food businesses to amass cash to buy land and equipment. Washington Post, "Cult leader executed for Japan sarin attacks still a mystery," 6 July 2018 More: These 'health foods' may be bad for you More: Toddlers are consuming way too much sugar. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "All that food at work is making us unhealthy, study finds," 12 June 2018 This was clear in Vox’s investigation of how dark chocolate was turned into a health food. Julia Belluz, Vox, "The alcohol industry gave the government money to prove moderate drinking is safe," 15 June 2018 Elliott owns two health food stores — Thyme and Season in Hamden and The Common Bond Market in Shelton,’’ the Yankee Institute wrote on its website. Daniela Altimari,, "Rep. Josh Elliott Responds to Minimum Wage Criticism," 24 May 2018 Looking for a healthful drink, Jackie Hirsch stumbled upon matcha at a health food store. Lauren Delgado,, "Healing Butterfly spices up matcha with tasty flavors," 4 June 2018 Buy them right on Amazon or find them at your local grocery or health food store. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "5 Best Sprouted Grain Breads (And Why You Should Eat Them In The First Place)," 23 Mar. 2017

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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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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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