You are what you eat, and if you like to cook at home, then purchasing healthy foods and home products is the first step to being healthy yourself. Luckily, organic health foods are some of the easiest to find in today's marketplace. In fact, the USDA estimates that in 2012 approximately 4 percent of all food sales were organic — $28.4 billion — and that increased to $35 billion in 2014.
If it seems like there's too much hype about organic food, don't stop reading yet; organic food is free from pesticides, and because of this is often fresher when you purchase it. Additionally, animals that have been raised organically are healthier, resulting in higher quality meats, eggs and animal products. Finally, if you have environmental concerns, organic goods are better for the planet as there are fewer chemicals leaking into the soil.
If you're interested in health markets and organic foods, here are 15 mighty independent ones in Denver you can't miss.
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My Vision Nutrition
4044 Tejon St., Denver, CO 80211
My Vision takes all of the work out of eating healthy by providing its customers with ready-to-eat meals that are great for you.
6300 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80222
Nutrition Co. is your go-to spot if you want personalized advice from nutrition experts or health supplements.
Ready Fit Go Healthy Foods
3555 W. 38th Ave., Denver, CO 80211
In addition to a great selection, you won't find yourself overpaying for foods here.
3757 N. Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO 80216
Everything from vitamins, supplements, personal care and grocery items are sold here.
Kratom by Mile High Botanicals
1540 S. Holly St., Denver, CO 80222
Kratom carries loads of health products that you need to make your life better.
4350 Alcott St., Denver, CO 80211
This small business is sure to delight all those seeking a better life and better planet.
Sprouts Farmers Market
2880 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222
You'll find great products and helpful staff at Sprouts ... what more could you ask for?
1998 Downing St., Denver, CO 80218
Fit Kitchen is a dream come true for all sorts of fitness junkies and health advocates.
1600 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80202
For those in search of healthy food options, Cook's is a great choice.
The Juicing Tree
1504 Ivanhoe St., Denver, CO 80220
If you're not all about eating your veggies, you should try drinking them!
Emerald City Smoothie
760 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246
Emerald City is perfect for health enthusiasts who are on the go.
Nooch Vegan Market
10 E. Ellsworth Ave., Denver, CO 80209
Nooch is an answer to prayers for vegans in Denver, thanks to their convenient location and wide selection.
Whole Foods Market
7400 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80231
A nationwide favorite, Whole Foods Market carries any and every healthy, organic, specialty items you could ever want.
The Denver Central Market
2669 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
Though you can certainly find some fattening items at this market, it's also home to some of the freshest ingredients you'll find in all of Denver.
638 Gilpin St., Denver, CO 80218
Humm Foods strives to bring its customers fresh and healthy options regularly.