America's healthiest grocery stores

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    Nov 11, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    "Let's face it: Your weekly (or daily!) run to the grocery store is the foundation for your good health. So it's thrilling news that the supermarket industry is on a health kick -- these days you'll most likely find organic produce and "natural" packaged foods at almost any store you go to. But which chains are outdoing themselves to deliver the freshest and healthiest foods to you? And which ones provide the best tools to help you make smart choices? We asked six prominent health experts to help us pick the top 10 healthiest grocery stores out of the nation's largest chains."

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    Supermarket chains offering healthier foods

    Whole Foods selected healthiest grocery store for its locally produced foods

    Safeway ranked second with healthier food lines O Organics and Eating Right

    Harris Teeter finished third with 600 varieties of fruit and veggies
  • TexanMan82

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    Nov 12, 2008 12:29 AM GMT
    I feel sorry for those of y'all not in Central/South Texas. HEB Grocery stores are hands down the best grocery stores overall. Yes, Whole Foods is the gold standard for healthy, organic food. But, HEB's Central Market's are just a notch below WF.

    Edit: And they're MUCH cheaper than WF
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    Nov 12, 2008 1:00 AM GMT
    I used to love Central Market. I would wander around there for hours and try all kinds of new stuff.
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    Nov 17, 2008 10:49 PM GMT
    I discovered Trader Joe's yesterday, I'd say I'll probably be hooked even though it's definitely not the most convenient store to get to. My fridge has never looked so healthy. I found some good prices on produce. I shop at Harris Teeter for certain things, and they are by far the most expensive chain store I've ever shopped at. I'd love to see a Whole Foods in my area. I mean shut down one of the 10 Food Lions within a 5 mile radius of my house and make it a Whole that too much to ask??

    I also find that when I go into big chain stores which is 99.9% of the time I'm tempted to buy crap whereas in healthier stores there's a much wider variety of healthy stuff that I want to try.