Definition of healthful in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛlθfʊl/
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛlθf(ə)l/


Having or conducive to good health: healthful methods of cooking vegetables
More example sentences
  • You can surround yourself with a system and equipment that are conducive to healthful eating and exercise.
  • For example, a number of respondents may have given answers related to good nutrition or healthful eating.
  • Even those who are the most devoted to a regimen of exercise and healthful nutrition can be sabotaged by their genes.
good for one, good for one's health, healthy, health-giving, beneficial, salubrious, salutary;



Example sentences
  • Eat healthfully without being all obsessed with, ‘What do I weigh?’
  • I learned how to eat more healthfully and exercise regularly and, alter several months, I'd lost 30 pounds.
  • From here, I can't tell if your friend has a budding eating disorder or simply doesn't know how to drop pounds healthfully.


Example sentences
  • You should examine your advertising and marketing materials and your sales pitch to determine if you are communicating a message of healthfulness, purity and responsibility over and above what the law requires.
  • You might then understand why the change in technology from horse to gasoline-powered automobile was greeted as a great blessing for healthfulness and cleanliness by average Americans.
  • At the same time, it was widely, if not universally, acknowledged between traditional physicians and their patients that appetite was a pretty good guide to the healthfulness of foods.

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