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Related to healthfulness: healthiness, healthfully


1. Conducive to good health; salutary.
2. Healthy. See Usage Note at healthy.

health′ful·ly adv.
health′ful·ness n.
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Noun1.healthfulness - the quality of promoting good health
wholesomeness - the quality of being beneficial and generally good for you
salubriousness, salubrity - the quality of being salubrious and invigorating
unhealthfulness - the quality of promoting poor health
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References in classic literature ?
To work in this garden was one of his most respectable pleasures; and Elizabeth admired the command of countenance with which Charlotte talked of the healthfulness of the exercise, and owned she encouraged it as much as possible.
Such amiable weaknesses tokened the healthfulness of the man, and drew Daylight closer to him.
Their marvellous whiteness of the teeth is to be ascribed to the pure vegetable diet of these people, and the uninterrupted healthfulness of their natural mode of life.
Looking at him merely as an animal -- and there was very little else to look at -- he was a most satisfactory object, from the thorough healthfulness and wholesomeness of his system, and his capacity, at that extreme age, to enjoy all, or nearly all, the delights which he had ever aimed at or conceived of.
However, changing the composition of the macronutrients did not make a difference, suggesting that it does not matter whether the diet is high or low in healthful fats or carbs, but that the most important factor for improving heart injury is the general healthfulness of the diet.
She explores basic facts about questionable ingredients in hair dye and her own story and those of other women who are questioning the healthfulness of dye.
It hits all the right notes for a meal that is just as dreamy for its healthfulness as it is for its glorious flavor and presentation.
Chicken continues to reign as the most popular protein, with consumption consistently higher than its poultry and meat counterparts, thanks to its relative affordability, healthfulness and culinary adaptability.
It's a vague term that's become quite a catch-all adjective for food that fits a certain idea of healthfulness, and this idea can change depending on who you're talking to (and what they're trying to sell you).
Our research examines consumers' healthfulness perceptions of food with different serving sizes.
They were told to make their decisions based on three conditions: their usual preference, focusing on the tastiness of the food, and the healthfulness of the food.