she's not been a [purist] when it comes to eating well

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Source; Eating Leafy Greens Each Day Tied to Sharper Memory, Slower Decline

AUBREY: Bishop is one of about a thousand participants in Rush University's Memory and Aging Project. Their average age is 81. Each year, they take a battery of tests to analyze memory. Researchers also track their exercise and diets. Candy Bishop says, over her lifetime, she's not been a purist when it comes to eating well, but one habit she has been absolutely committed to is this.
Hi everyone! How should I understand "purist"? in the context? Thanks in advance.
  • lingobingo

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    English - England
    When it comes to eating well, she has not been overly fussy about sticking to the rules / doing what’s considered right.
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