functional food
 n.— «Too many kids are taken in by claims of health benefits in products that have been enhanced by chemical additives, including fiber, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins. The industry calls these “functional foods,” and they sell to the tune of $27 billion a year. “It’s really a junk food dressed up to look prettier than it is.”» —“Tips on how to approach all those day-to-day parenting issues” by Buzz McClain Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) Sept. 10, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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