It was simple, I wanted to get a multivitamin and my doctor said “just get one from Whole Foods” Just get one. Ha! Whole Foods, unlike other grocery stores, doesn’t just have a shelf of multivitamins, they have rows and rows, shelves upon shelves stacked beyond reach, enough vitamins to fill two GNC’s to the point of saturation. Vitamin C? There arent just four or five options there are 50! There’s vitamins for your immune system, allergies, and even bed wetting. Wow. But beyond the vitamins section, all of Whole Foods seem to utterly befuddle me. No Coke?! No Honey Bunches of Oats? Where’s the three musketeers?!?! I said to the bemused sales clerk. I mean, yes all that stuff stinks but they practically rule the world in the scope of their reach. Nope, Whole Foods had none. If ever I visited the land of Oz, it was surely within the hallowed walls of the Whole Foods.
Research has helped me realize I must eat healthier. Though I don’t particularly love Whole Foods since its just another monopolizing supermarket, but there aren’t any many real farmer’s markets in my area so if I want to avoid food with more ingredients than people in Rome, than Whole Foods is a better option than most. (Though its still wise to check the ingredient label. For salad dressing I found only one that was completely natural Cindy’s Kitchen, all the others had some type of preservative or other particularly xanthan gum).
I plan to go to Whole Foods for some things (like fish) but I’m not sure it will become my one stop shop. The local grocery stores are closer by and slightly cheaper, as Mustafa the owner of our favorite Turkish establishment bellowed when he sat down with us at dinner discussing Whole Foods, “Whole Foods means WHOLE Paycheck!!!” As I stared at my bill for approximately four items, I can’t exactly disagree, but I hope that my rationale is right, that though its costing me more now, in the long run, for the sake of my health, I will be better off.