There's a lot of advice out there on how to eat healthy, and it seems like everyone is trying to eat healthy these days. After all, it can help reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and lots of other things you’d rather avoid.

Not only is eating healthy good for you, it gives you an opportunity to try something new and expand your menu from the same old boring food. If you want to try to eat healthier, the good news is Jacksonville has plenty of healthy options that can satisfy your hunger. Check out this list of local healthy food options.

Jacksonville Nutrition Base

This locally owned juice bar is the perfect place for someone that is new to the healthy eating scene. Their mission is to change people's lives by providing the best nutritional products, world-class coaching and a community of love and encouragement.

They have a wide variety of nutrition shakes and drinks to choose from that can be used as a meal replacement for you. The staff is very knowledgeable about different nutrition plans and even has a vitamin supplement shop onsite.

Jacksonville Nutrition Base is located at 2050 John Harden Dr. in Jacksonville. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.

They are also open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please call 501-766-2823.

Pho and More

If you are looking for something unique, try a bowl of “Pho” (pictured below) which is a Vietnamese noodle soup dish. If you're not familiar with the dish, its main ingredients are broth, vegetables, spices, noodles and meat. Another perk about “Pho” is if you're feeling sick with a cold, this dish might be just what you need.

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Pho and More also serves other healthy Asian fusion menu items that are perfect for the whole family. They are located at 123 S Jeff Davis Ave in Jacksonville. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, please call 501-241-1447.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

If you’re looking for a great chain restaurant that serves healthy eating options, this is the place. Their slogan is "eat better, feel better" and they serve delicious smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and salads. Their goal is to provide the freshest ingredients that appeal to the whole family. Combine that with a fun, relaxing atmosphere and you can see why people return again and again.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is located at 2050 John Harden Dr. in Jacksonville. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com.

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