health food

noun
any natural food popularly believed to promote or sustain good health, as by containing vital nutrients, being grown without the use of pesticides, or having a low sodium or fat content.

Origin:
1880–85

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health food
 
n
a.  vegetarian food organically grown and with no additives, eaten for its dietary value and benefit to health
 b.  (as modifier): a health-food shop

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health food n.
A food believed to be highly beneficial to health, especially a food grown organically and free of chemical additives.

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Example sentences
Another spice that some people think of as a health food: turmeric.
In some well-stocked health food stores, entire aisles are devoted to nondairy
  milks.
Local cheddars are also available at health food stores and, often, even at
  major supermarkets.
Purchase organic ingredients at reputable health food stores and mail order
  companies.
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