any natural or prepared food popularly believed to promote good health
Any food that is especially beneficial to health.
Health food is food considered to be beneficial to health in ways that go beyond a normal healthy diet required for human nutrition. Because there is no precise, authoritative definition from regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, different dietary practices can be considered healthy depending on context. Foods considered "healthy" may be natural foods, organic foods, whole foods, and sometimes dietary supplements. Such products are sold in health food stores or in the health/organic sections of supermarkets. "Health food" may also refer to functional food that designed to address specific health concerns, such as the prevention of disease. Additionally, "health food" is sometimes used in contrast with "junk food", which may be high in calories but has little other nutritional value.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. Health foods have been attributed with the ability to prevent the development of diseases, slow the aging process, and prolong life. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
The numerical value of health food in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of health food in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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Health food makes me sick.
All things that come from health food stores are not healthy, all adolescents need this education, and parents and pediatricians.
From a farmer’s perspective, the use of antibiotics helps ensure that food is safe, nutritious and affordable, what we have lacked is a coordinated, integrated approach to antibiotic resistance including experts on human health, food production animal health and the environment.
We have a really inspiring brand story that begins with people getting up early in the morning and coming in to chop vegetables and busting their butts to create a better food experience, we’re not standing on a soapbox saying, ‘This is health food.’ But we do have a different kind of consciousness from Food, Inc. and the Super Size Me world. We’re not doing this because it’s a trend, but because these are beliefs we hold dear.
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