Smart Answers to What’s Trending.

We Understand What is Trending, and We Keep Up.

Because we understand the importance of eating for life, we’re here to help you find smart answers to the fresh products that help you stay fit and healthy. We are always here to help you answer questions you may have regarding these popular products.

Natural, Gluten Free, Health Conscious

The taste of gluten free products has greatly improved. Stop in and sample just a few of our wide selection of gluten free products such as Sweet Ali’s and UDI’s to name a few. We even offer a comprehensive list of gluten free products available in the store, updated regularly. Please feel free to request your list at the service desk.

Chew on the Benefits of Gluten-Free Eating

Many folks are irritated by gluten which is found in many foods that are made from wheat and similar grains. Gluten-free diets have been used for years by people with celiac disease—a severe form of gluten sensitivity—  today we recognize that many people are sensitive to gluten, even if they do not have celiac disease. Gluten-free food is a smart answer to feeling better. Here are just a few of the benefits of eating gluten free:

  • Better nutrient absorption
  • Improvement in gastrointestinal problems
  • Better digestion
  • An improved mood, focus and clearer thinking
  • Reduced inflammation in joints and muscles
  • Improved energy levels
  • Improved cholesterol levels

Smart Answers to Going Nuts

Consuming nuts increases cardiovascular health (which is good because cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the US). Nuts lower cholesterol levels and may decrease your risk of heart attack and heart disease. Just a handful a day of nuts plays a significant role in weight loss and weight maintenance, and may help with diabetes and glucose control. We recommend adding a handful of almonds, pistachios or walnuts to your day.

Smart Answers to All Natural and Organic

Our snacks section has exploded with all natural and organic items such as Rice Chips, Hummus Chips, Bean Chips, Kind Bars & Granola and Back to Nature Granola. Take a look at our extensive list of natural and organic selections that even include naturally derived hand soaps and cleaners including Method, Earth Friendly, and Mrs. Meyer.

Natural and Organic Products

  • Local Honey
  • Peanut Butter
  • Organic Coconut Sugar
  • Organic Valley Milk
  • Horizon Organic Milk
  • Eggland’s Best Organic Eggs
  • Delallo Organic Pasta
  • Ancient Harvest Organic Quinoa Pasta
  • Dave’s Organic Pasta Sauce
  • Green Mountain Coffee
  • Cameron’s Coffee
  • Spectrum Safflower Oil or Organic Flax Oil
  • Amy’s Pasta Sauce
  • Nature’s Path Organic Cereal

Seeds – Who Would Have Thought?

Eating seeds was probably not a priority five decades ago, but today we understand that seeds such as chia, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, flax, hemp and others, are good sources of high protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Plus, each little seed helps build a healthy heart, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of other heart problems. Seeds contain fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6 and may offer protection against inflammatory conditions such as atherosclerosis and some neurological problems. Whew. We think one of the answers to great health may be a tiny little seed. Who knew?

Oil Up – and We Don’t Mean Sun Lotion

The really smart answer to reducing the risk of heart disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, atherosclerosis, and diabetes may rest in the tiny molecules of healthy oils. Heart healthy oils are those that come mostly from plant sources such as sunflower, olive oil, canola, grape seed, corn, sesame, coconut, flaxseed and other delicious choices. Selecting your oils well may help ward off long-term inflammation which is known to be a factor in heart attacks, stroke and more.