Sponsored: Should you "Detox" and "Cleanse" your way into 2019?

It's that time of year when many of us, filled with remorse over one too many cookies or glasses of eggnog combined with skipping our workouts decide to try a detox or cleanse.

Sponsored: Year of the Pig

According to the Chinese horoscope calendar, 2019 is the “Year of the Pig.” The pig represents “…wealth and generosity” (Source: https://chinesenewyear2019.org/horoscope/). 

That’s about as far as I’m going to go with the whole horoscope thing and instead I’ll focus on just the pig and the pork. 

Sponsored: What’s New for 2019?

Every year it’s fun to predict what will be the new food fads or trends. This year “plant-based” is the term du jour and more products are reflecting that trend…or is it only a short term fad? Let me know what you think!

Sponsored: Healthy Habits … Don’t Stop During the Holidays

Looking for an easy to use eating plan that’s not a fad diet with a long list of foods you can’t eat?

Sponsored: Supermarket Vocabulary

Inside Ingles: Supermarket Vocabulary 

Sponsored: What To Do with Leftover (Canned) Pumpkin

Canned pumpkin is an excellent source of beta carotene (vitamin A) and fiber so if you have extra cans of 100% pumpkin around, don’t let them go to waste and don’t think you just have to use them to make a pie. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with canned pumpkin.

Sponsored: Processed Foods … should you avoid them?

Sometimes we hear people make statements like, “I don’t eat any processed foods!” …and then open up a Greek yogurt or order hummus with pita bread… and all of those foods are processed. What I think some health gurus are trying to say when they make that sort of pronouncement is in fact, “Avoid or limit foods that have been highly processed and include high amounts of fats, sodium (salt) or sugars.” 

Sponsored: Ingles Taste of Local

Taste of Local, Ingles in Weaverville. 140 Weaver Blvd. Thursday, November 15 • 3-6 p.m.

Sponsored: Ingles Taste of Local

Taste of Local, Ingles in Weaverville. 140 Weaver Blvd. Thursday, November 15 • 3-6 p.m.

Get fit: Challenge asks all in WNC to ramp up activity

This year’s eight-week WNC Get Fit Challenge is set to return Monday, Sept. 10, challenging not just Jackson County residents but people across the region to get moving. 

“It’s really just encouraging participants to be more active,” said Janelle Messer, health education supervisor for the Jackson County Department of Public Health. “It has a little bit of competitive feel to it. You can compete for weekly prizes. It’s not just who has the most steps or minutes but who’s the most diligent at putting theirs in, who’s the most improved and that kind of thing over the course of the eight weeks.”

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