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America's Healthiest Grocery Store

Health magazine asked six prominent health experts to pick the top 10 healthiest grocery stores from the nation's largest chains.  Topping the list? Whole Foods Market! (Why else would we be telling you, right?) They explain their choice:

Whole Foods has the whole package -- from an extraordinary selection of fresh conventional and organic fruit and vegetables to delicious prepared foods with healthy ingredients and clear labeling. (Most other stores offer mystery meals that may very well be loaded with butter.) And Whole Foods puts a premium on products that are grown or produced locally (read: super fresh). There's also hard-to-find grass-fed meats, ready-to-cook organic and free-range chicken, and a well-stocked selection of just-caught seafood. The desserts are pretty good for you: Every item in the bakery is free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, and trans fats. Our judges also raved about Whole Foods's snacks, singling out the store's own dark chocolate, fresh-cut veggies, and nut and seed mixes. Alan Greene, M.D., a Palo Alto, California--based pediatrician and one of our panelists sums it up best: "The store celebrates great, healthy food from start to finish."

It's great to be recognized for doing what comes naturally to us.

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CINDY says …

i love your store

Paul says …

While I am, indeed, a Whole Foods Market devotee...I am often astonished tthe high sodium content of many of your 365 house brand products. I often find myself modifying the product by diluting it with extra water or more plain rice, pasta etc (depending on the nature of the product). It seems to me that an organization as laudable as yours with regard to so many other currently popular quality of life initiatives would be leading the way in the reduction of the societal pariah which salt has been made out to be.

Mr B says …

Can you tell me what criteria was used by the judges to ascertain that your company is the healthiest grocery store in America? In view of the fact that there is no scientific evidence that non-gmo and organic products are actually better/healthier than other products, how can they - and you - make that claim?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@MR B - We chose to use the tagline ‘America’s Healthiest Grocery Store’ because as a company we sincerely strive to be just that. We think of healthy as encompassing much more than just personal health, but also the health of the ecosystem, the communities we serve and the broader environment.