Whole Foods Kirkland Is Here

Whole Foods Kirkland Is Here

Did you know that whole foods Kirkland is officially here? The health-promoting supermarket chain made its grand opening on Aug. 16.The store’s arrival promises to be an asset to health, fitness, and other wellness-oriented clientele looking to live their best lives through convenient, quality food options.

Benefits of Eating Organic Food

For those who are unfamiliar, the term organic refers to the way that agricultural products are grown and processed. In terms of produce, this type of food is characterized by:

  • natural fertilizers
  • natural pest control methods

When it comes to meat, dairy, and eggs, organics are characterized as:

  • having come from livestock that have been given hormone/ GMO-free food

Some scientific data underscores possible health benefits of being on an organic diet.

According to a Time magazine article (citing a 2016 study that appeared in the British Journal of Nutrition), organic meat and milk products can have about 50% more omega-3 fatty acids than their non-organic alternatives. This is noteworthy since Omega-3s are linked to:

  • reductions in cardiovascular disease
  • improved neurological development and function
  • better immune function

What’s more, in a meta-analysis of 343 peer-reviewed publications which reported organic vs. non-organic crop composition data, researchers found that

  • organic crops (on average) to have higher concentrations of antioxidants, lower concentrations of cadmium, and a lower incidence of pesticide residues.

(Note that cadmium is a highly toxic metal and low-dose exposure to pesticides is linked to adverse health effects like immune suppression and hormone disruption).

400+ Whole Foods Locations Can’t be Wrong

The Whole Foods brand−no longer relegated to being just a cult-favorite−has expanded to over 400 locations that are spread over the U.S., Canada, and U.K. The mission of the store is to set a standard of excellence among food retailers. Whole Foods achieves this goal through their express commitment to stocking high-quality natural and organic products.

Their products include foods free from:

  • Artificial preservatives
  • Colors
  • Flavors
  • Sweeteners
  • Hydrogenated Fats

In addition to offering high-quality food options across categories like meat, fruit, bread, and seafood, Whole Foods in Kirkland also offers cleaning and personal care products. Among the things that distinguish their cleaning products is how they’re put through a detailed eco-scale rating system.

On the other hand, their personal care products come free from animal testing.

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