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health foodPopular health A food defined by the lay public as a food with little or no preservatives, little processing, enrichment or refinement, often grown without pesticides. See Food preservatives, 'Go' food, Healthy food, Organic food. Cf Diet, Junk food, 'No' food.
health foodFood claimed or believed to be more beneficial to health than the generality of nutriments. Numerous claims are made explicitly or implicitly for the medical benefit of various foods but many of these are of dubious authority. Some measure of control in the UK is provided by the Health Claims Initiative of the National Food Alliance and the Food and Drink Federation which produces guidelines for food manufacturers. In the USA the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) serves a similar, if more draconian function.
Patient discussion about health food
Q. How Do You Treat Food Poisoning? I've been suffering from food poisoning for the last two days, is there a way to treat it? Is there specific food I should avoid?
Q. What are the Symptoms of Food Poisoning? My kid started vomiting non-stop tonight, but has doesn't have a fever. We ate lunch at this new restaurant, could this be related? What are the symptoms of food poisoning?
Q. How can I tell if I have food poisoning? I've been having diarrhea and been vomiting for 2 days now. How can I tell if it's food poisoning or anything else?