Sponsored: Eating Plan for High Blood Pressure? Do the DASH!

My husband has high blood pressure so I need to find a diet for him to follow that I can also eat, and since we are on a fixed income it can’t be expensive.

Sponsored: Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is November 30th. This is a good day and week to support local Western NC businesses including those that supply Ingles Markets. Buy products for your holiday meals, for gifts for family and friends, or just stock up for yourself!

Sponsored: All About Olive Oil

Some things about olive oil you may not know:

  • When storing olive oil, keep it away from major heat sources like your stove or oven as well as away from windows and fluorescent lighting. That means you shouldn’t keep your olive oil on a shelf over your oven or in a window.

Extra Virgin olive oil and “olive oil” are not the same thing?

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) – is produced bycrushing olives without heat or chemicals.It can have different flavors and different colors depending on where the olives are grown. Smoke point 350 deg-410 deg F.
  • Olive Oil – is produced bycrushing and then refining the olives and is a blend of refinedolive oil and extra virgin/virgin olive oil.Olive oil has a higher smoke point (390 deg-468 deg F) than EVOO
  • Once opened, you should planon usingolive oil within a few months.

Source: North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA)

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian





Sponsored: Cutting sugar with non-caloric and low-caloric sweeteners

If you’re trying to cut down on added sugar, you may be looking for some lower calorie on non-caloric sweetening options. Here are different options you should spot at your Ingles Market:

Sponsored: Jerky — a Convenient Source of Protein

It used to be that meat jerky was something that was primarily purchased by hunters, campers, fishermen and military soldiers as a convenient, portable and satisfying snack. With the advent of low carbohydrate (low carb) diets like Whole30, Keto and Paleo, more of the general public has looked to find snacks that are high in proteim - and the spotlight is on jerky.

Sponsored: Figuring out the Fiber

Most of us, including children, do not eat enough foods with fiber. Some of the benefits of eating foods with fiber include:

Sponsored: Taste of Local in Asheville

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Sponsored: Choose cereal with less sugar

Our 8 year-old really like cereal for breakfast but I don’t want to buy him ones that are full of sugar. What are some better choices in cereals?

Sponsored: What foods have magnesium and how much do you need?

Magnesium tends to be kind of a tricky mineral because adequacy is difficult to assess since it is stored in cells and in the bones. 

Sponsored: Diet and diverticulitis

My doctor has told me I have diverticulitis. Is there a diet I should be following?

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