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4 healthy food deals at Whole Foods—and what to skip

By Carolyn Malcoun, January 14, 2011 - 1:44pm

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The produce section at our Whole Foods uses an automatic sprinkler system that constantly saturates the vegetables with water. As a result, we avoid the purchase of green leafy vegetables, lettuces, broccoli, and cauliflower because too much water hastens their demise in the refrigerator after a day or so. Although I have complained, the practice continues - at least at our local store.


02/14/2011 - 8:25pm

I have had bad luck with WF meats and poultry. They frequently go bad within a day in the fridge, despite the high price. Also, the prepared deli foods tend to be very high in fat and sodium. The 365 brand, however, is usually an affordable and reliable option.


02/09/2011 - 1:06am

Please don't skip the Meat Dept.! It sells hormone-free, antibiotic-free meats and poultry---even from local farmers. Who wants to subject their bodies or their kids' bodies to unhealthy meat?! Besides, it's a good thing to support organic farming, be it vegetables and fruits or meats.


02/08/2011 - 6:37pm

I think it depends on where you are as well. I use Burt's Bees toothpaste and Dr Bronner's Almond body wash and both are cheaper by $2 at WF vs Target or Publix. As with anywhere, you have to do your homework to find the best deals!!


01/19/2011 - 8:34am

I've found that any organic product that WF moves in large volume is going to be most affordable at WF vs. a conventional grocery. My prime example: dairy. Organic milk, whipping cream, eggs, cheese -- haven't beaten the prices anywhere else.


01/18/2011 - 7:13pm

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