Sponsored: Sugar - this year’s VILLAIN ingredient!

Having been a dietitian for over 20 years, I've seen fingers pointed at many supposed "villains" of weight and health issues:

Sponsored: Welcoming new brands to Ingles Markets!

Ingles is pleased to welcome some new local food entrepreneurs. Look for these local products (and many others) at your Ingles store:

Sponsored: Welcome (back) to downtown Hendersonville, Ingles Markets!

A brand new Ingles Market on Spartanburg Highway will be opening April 20th.  Be sure and stop by and check out our newest store!

Sponsored: Welcome to Ingles, Tyger River Smart Farms

You may notice some bright green live basil plants in the produce section of your Ingles Market with a "Tyger River Smart Farm" sticker.

Sponsored: Phrases that Make (this) Dietitian Crazy

Cleanse - As in “I’m going on a 30-day cleanse so I’m not eating____.”

Sponsored: Which foods are best for skin health?

Question: My son who is 17 years old was recently advised by his dermatologist to eliminate some foods to see if they help with a skin condition.  Currently he is supposed to avoid wheat, dairy, eggs and oats as well as shrimp.  I am at a loss of what to fix for him. Can you give me some ideas?

Sponsored: Taste of Local in Canton

Ingles Markets, 630 Champion Dr., Canton. Thursday, March 23 · 3 to 6 p.m.

Sponsored: What is an "AGvocate"

An "agvocate" is someone who advocates for agriculture. I didn't grow up on a farm,  perhaps like some of you. I had been caught up in myths and inaccuracies, some romantic and some just negative, about farming. This was thanks in part to clever marketing by brands, watching fearmongering documentaries, and reading books and articles that perpetuated either romantic or needlessly negative and inaccurate views about agriculture.

Sponsored: How to reduce sodium?

Question: My doctor advised me to get less sodium because of high blood pressure. I really like canned soups but they all seem like they are full of sodium. How can I reduce the sodium in soup or canned vegetables?

Sponsored: Taste of Local Feb. 23

Ingles Markets 1865 Hendersonville Rd. (Skyland) Thursday, February 23, 3-6 p.m. Meet local farmers, food entrepreneurs, cider makers and brewers and sample their products. Here are a few of our local suppliers you’ll see:

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