health in general


healthful [adjective]

helping to produce good health

US /ˈhelθ.fəl/ 
UK /ˈhelθ.fəl/ 



A healthful diet includes lots of green vegetables.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


healthful /ˈhelθfəl/ BrE AmE adjective formal
likely to make you healthy:
healthful mountain air

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


health·ful [healthful healthfully]   [ˈhelθfl]    [ˈhelθfl]  adjective usually before noun (formal or NAmE)
good for your health

Derived Word: healthfully

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

healthful / ˈhelθ.f ə l / adjective US

helping to produce good health:

A healthful diet includes lots of green vegetables.

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Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary


 Something that is healthful is good for your health.
  Does the college cafeteria provide a healthful diet?...
  Chinese cooking is both low in calories and healthful.

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary: 


health·ful /ˈhɛlɵfəl/ adj [more ~; most ~] : good for your health : healthy
healthful living
• a healthful lifestyle/diet
• The meal was both healthful and satisfying.
- health·ful·ly adv
- health·ful·ness noun [noncount]

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