whole food


Definition of whole food

: a natural food and especially an unprocessed one (such as a vegetable or fruit)

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Plus, there's the whole food being delicious thing. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bad News: Smelling Food Could Make You Gain Weight," 10 July 2017 While the two styles contradict each other in some ways, the main tenant that peganism borrows from both is a focus on real, whole foods. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is the Pegan Diet? It's Not as Simple as Paleo + Vegan," 17 Jan. 2019 Focus on eating more real, whole food that's as close to its natural, original version as possible. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Why "Clean Eating" Is Total B.S., According to a Nutritionist," 29 Nov. 2018 The key is to eat meals with whole foods, filling fiber, and lean protein to keep you satiated and your appetite in check. Jill Provost, Good Housekeeping, "How Many Calories Do You Need?," 20 Jan. 2016 Just be sure it’s part of a balanced diet, rich in fresh produce and other whole foods. Health.com, "Everything You've Ever Wondered About Coconut Oil, Explained," 2 Apr. 2018 Ditch your diet for a couple of weeks, study suggests A balanced diet is the key A recent study conducted by researchers at Stanford University revealed eating more vegetables along with other whole foods is the key to a healthy diet. Jason Lemon, ajc, "Should you avoid carbs? Here's what the science says," 25 Apr. 2018 Think of it as a whole food delivery service but for your face: With all the right ingredients and recipes at your fingertips, your skin will never go hungry again. Ivana Rihter, Vogue, "5 New, Eco-Friendly Beauty Brands, Just in Time for Earth Day," 21 Apr. 2018 Two is organic whole food nutrition, as much as possible. Daina Saleh, Naperville Sun, "Down to Business: Mixing up high-intensity workouts at Burn Boot Camp in Naperville," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of whole food

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whole food was in 1880

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English Language Learners Definition of whole food

: a food that is considered healthy because it is grown naturally, has not been processed, and contains no artificial ingredients

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Medical Definition of whole food

: a natural food and especially an unprocessed one (as a vegetable or fruit)

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