conducive to health; wholesome or salutary: a healthful diet.

1350–1400; Middle English helthful. See health, -ful

healthfully, adverb
healthfulness, noun
quasi-healthful, adjective
quasi-healthfully, adverb

healthful, healthy (see synonym study at healthy).

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healthful (ˈhɛlθfʊl)
healthy healthy a less common word for healthy

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healthful health·ful (hělth'fəl)

  1. Conducive to good health; salutary.

  2. Healthy.

health'ful·ness n.
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Example sentences
Exercise and healthful foods can help the heart do its job.
It is healthful and results in lower rates of cancer, heart disease, domestic
  violence and mental illness.
Problem is, plenty of healthful foods are bitter, too.
It's been touted for its healthful, anti-inflammatory properties.
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