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Health Food Stores Online - Your guide to the 5 best Online Food Shops

Updated on July 6, 2009

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Whether you’re watching your weight, turning over a new leaf, or seeking a convenient alternative to the crowds at the local organic market, online health food stores are making a name for themselves and becoming a popular solution for wellness-conscious people across the globe.

From fresh ingredients to entire meals, your options are endless when trying to select the right internet marketplace to patronize. Check out these top 5 online health food shop destinations for great food finds, delivery deals, and all you need to know about virtual aisle browsing.

Top 5 Internet Healthy Food Shops

David Wolfe, renowned author of Eating for Beauty and Naked Chocolate, opened Sunfood in 1995. On their website, you can find not only a bounty of raw plant foods, bee products, dried fruits, nut butters, and oils, but you can also snag organic energy bars, nutritional supplements, and minerals.

The site is packed with information on the benefits of eating raw - easily digestible, energy stimulating, nutrient-rich - and with purchases of $100 or more, shipping is free to anywhere in the continental US.

Kalyx is another great online resource for wholesome foods. From their site you can purchase bulk herbs, baking goods, crackers and snacks, dried fruits and veggies, soy products, teas and coffees, dressings and sauces, and their list of organic products is expansive.

Within their tagline, “Natural Marketplace and More,” we see their downfall reflected. More isn’t always better, and at Kalyx it’s unavoidable. Nearly every selection of sustenance and supplement is obtainable only in bulk. For individuals and small families, this is less than ideal. Yet for restaurants, communities, or even a group of friends willing to put in the planning time to split the goods, Kalyx is an extremely affordable option for health food shopping.

Gluten, a protein composite found in wheat, rye, barley, and oats, is a great source of protein; however, many individuals are gluten intolerant or prefer a gluten-free diet for personal health reasons. Many online health food stores dedicate portions of their stock to this specialty while others carry solely gluten-free goods.

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Visit glutenfree for an expansive list of health foods boasting completely gluten-free composition. From basic breads, bagels, and biscotti to energy bars, cake and muffin mixes, ready to heat meals, soups, and condiments, their selection is diverse. What’s more, there’s almost always a running special, they offer expedited shipping options, and delicious gluten-free recipes dot nearly every page.

Blossoming since 2000, True Foods Market now offers over 5, 500 health food items from their website www.truefoodsmarket.com. They have a strong selection of baby and infant products, as well as natural food staples such as organic pastas, nuts and seeds, sweetener alternatives, breads, and beyond.

The best features of this online health food store are their articles on wellness, section of bestseller products, and large regions that show you pictures and prices of what’s new every month. If you have your staples, they’re affordable, but for people seeking something different, new arrivals are easily found.

Like True Foods Market, Organic Kingdom takes care to inform their customers of new items. Their products at organic kingdom can be ordered individually or in bulk, have several shipping options, and are quite affordable. Great for smaller households, their stock is status quo but cost-control is a huge perk.

Options are fulfilling; they allow you to find the perfect match for your needs. Online health food stores in today’s web world are no different. Be sure to confirm the quantity, no single human needs 50 lbs. of organic cheddar cheese, compare prices and return policies, and shop around. Delivery discounts really sweeten the deal, and if you can keep shipping costs to a minimum, there are some genuinely affordable alternatives to physically traveling to your local market.

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      Melanie Munn 8 years ago

      I wish I knew of more local organic markets out here. We don't have many. I do get a lot of great healthy foods online though. It's easy and delivered to my door.

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