Sponsored: Food Myths and Misunderstanding

True or False? “Processed foods are bad” – Not Necessarily - Processing means taking a food from an inedible state and changing it to something that’s edible. Certain processing methods may also make vitamins and minerals more available or help preserve an item so it’s safe to eat.

Sponsored: Food Forecast for 2018

What new foods and beverages will you be seeing on shelves as we move into 2018?

Sponsored: What is EDTA and why is it in food?

First of all, EDTA (calcium disodium ethylene-diaminetetraacetate) is a really long name for an ingredient! But don’t let that scare you. EDTA is used as a perservative in many food like dried and canned beans, mayo, and cooked canned seafood to preserve flavor and color. Using preservatives also reduces food waste.

Sponsored: Taste of Local

As fall arrives in Western Carolina we know that there are fewer locally grown fruits and vegetables available but you can still support local at Ingles all year around by looking for these fresh local items at your Ingles store.

Sponsored: Why get a flu shot?

Years ago... I got the flu (influenza). It wasn’t fun. I was miserably sick and ran a high fever for about 3 days. I ached all over, had no energy, no appetite, nothing tasted good and I couldn’t sleep.

Sponsored: Did you know that you have a DIETITIAN on call?

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN is the Corporate Dietitian for Ingles Markets. She can answer your questions about food from the farm to the plate, whether you want to know about nutrition, ingredients, preparation or agriculture.

Sponsored: Diet and diabetes

I have Type 2 diabetes and want to make sure I am following the right type of diet. Can you recommend some resources?

Sponsored: More Than Mayo and Mustard ... Expanding Your Condiment Range

Condiments are “…edible food items added to a dish or a meal…not strictly necessary but serve to enhance the flavor.” Often when we think of condiments we automatically mention mayonnaise, mustard, relish and ketchup but there are so many other condiments that can be used to compliment dishes that you make at home.

Sponsored: September is Family Meals Month

September is #FamilyMealsMonth – a good time to remind ourselves that enjoying a meal together as a family has many benefits, such as:

Sponsored: What is an “anti-inflammatory diet”?

Certain foods may be considered “anti-inflammatory” if they help lessen the effects of some diseases and problems linked to chronic (long-term) inflammation in the body like arthritis, joint pain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, diabetes and even certain types of cancer.  If we were to group these foods under one meal plan it would be what is commonly referred to as the “Mediterranean Diet.’

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