nutritious

Nutritious describes food that's good for you. Brown rice and kale are nutritious, but jelly beans, sadly, are not.

Something that provides nutrients — vitamins, minerals, and protein, for example — is nutritious. Our bodies need nutritious food to grow, heal, and stay healthy, however much we might crave tasty, non-nutritious snacks. The adjective nutritious comes from the Latin word nutritius, "that nourishes," which in turn comes from the root nutrix, "nurse."

Definitions of nutritious
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adj of or providing nourishment

Synonyms:
alimental, alimentary, nourishing, nutrient, nutritive
wholesome
conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being

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