nu·​tri·​tious | \nu̇-ˈtri-shəs, nyu̇-\

Definition of nutritious 

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Other Words from nutritious

nutritiously adverb
nutritiousness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for nutritious


nourishing, nutrient, nutritional, nutritive


nonnutritious, nonnutritive

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Examples of nutritious in a Sentence

The food was both nutritious and delicious. opted for a nutritious snack and bought an apple instead of a candy bar

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Regular exercise, eating nutritious foods, and getting good amounts of sleep (about 8 to ten hours a night) will help reduce the symptoms of anxiety, Hibbs says. Eileen Reslen, Seventeen, "3 Vital Tips for College Students Who Are Struggling With Mental Health," 10 Oct. 2018 As a chef and advocate of nutritious, farm-fresh ingredients, Becerra has spent the majority of her career opening restaurants in New York City that are more than just places to eat. Harper's BAZAAR, "Chef Camille Becerra Pioneered Healthy, Chic Food," 28 Sep. 2018 The bottom line: Don't cut back on nutritious foods for the purpose of weight loss. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Most Common Arguments for the Keto Diet, Debunked," 28 Aug. 2018 The beetles spend much of their lives swimming on the surface of water, seeming to offer nutritious, easy-to-catch morsels of food for fish and frogs. Kenneth Chang,, "Jerrold Meinwald, 91, dies; studied creatures’ chemical signals," 16 May 2018 The beetles spend much of their lives swimming on the surface of water, seeming to offer nutritious, easy-to-catch morsels of food for fish and frogs. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, "Jerrold Meinwald, 91, Dies; Studied Creatures’ Chemical Signals," 14 May 2018 With that in mind, the potential downside applies when less nutritious, processed vegan products take the place of fruits and veggies. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Should Know About Vegan Diets," 24 Apr. 2018 Of all the edible leafy green invaders, purslane is one of the most palatable and nutritious. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Purslane may be growing in your lawn; for better health, put it in your diet," 10 July 2018 Hemp seeds are a nutritious source of protein for humans and livestock, while hemp oils and extracts are used in cosmetics, soaps, plastics and lubricants. William L. Spence, idahostatesman, "Congress has moved to OK this once-controversial crop, and Idaho could benefit bigtime," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of nutritious

1665, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nutritious

Latin nutricius, from nutric-, nutrix nurse, from nutrire to nourish — more at nourish

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English Language Learners Definition of nutritious

: having substances that a person or animal needs to be healthy and grow properly : promoting good health and growth


nu·​tri·​tious | \nu̇-ˈtri-shəs, nyu̇-\

Kids Definition of nutritious

: providing nutrients : nourishing nutritious snacks


nu·​tri·​tious | \n(y)u̇-ˈtrish-əs \

Medical Definition of nutritious 

: providing nourishment

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