A health food store is a type of grocery store that specializes in selling health food, organic food, local products, and nutritional supplements. It was Thomas Martindale who founded one of the first health food stores in 1869 in Oil City, Pennsylvania. The term 'healthy food' has been used since the 1920s to refer to specific foods that are said to be beneficial to health, although it has no official definition. Most health food stores also offer dietary supplements such as vitamins, herbal supplements, and homeopathic remedies.
People like Sawall, Paul Bragg, Sylvester Graham, John Harvey Kellogg, George Ohsawa, Ellen White and others have sparked interest in healthy food. Sawall was even described as the best health teacher in the United States and a nationally known nutritionist in newspapers in the United States. Some terms associated with healthy foods include macrobiotics, natural foods, organic foods and whole foods. Eating healthy is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and can help prevent many diseases.
Health food stores are a great place to find nutritious and delicious foods that can help you stay healthy.