Sponsored: Kombucha and gut health

Question: I have been having a lot of stomach issues. Do you think drinking kombucha could help?

Sponsored: Are you a Sweet or Salty Melon Person?

Whether it’s a honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, muskmelon, casaba, or some type of melon more difficult to find;

Sponsored: Picky Eaters: When Should You Be Concerned?

Children often go through phases of refusing certain foods or only wanting to eat specific foods; this can be a normal part of their development.

Sponsored: How can I find low-sodium breads at Ingles?

One quick way to find low(er) sodium products is to use the iCurbside app. This app is available in your Google or Apple stores and can be downloaded for free.

Sponsored: How much protein should I be getting in one day?

There is not necessarily an easy answer to this since protein needs depend on a few factors like:

Sponsored: I'd rather not take any medication…

Question: I would rather not take any medication…are there foods that can help lower my blood pressure and cholesterol?

Sponsored: How do you make buttermilk

Traditionally buttermilk used to be a naturally fermented beverage, the leftover product of the churning of cream to make butter.

Sponsored: Here are some ways to get to the facts

I’ve been a Registered Dietitian for almost 30 years and have served in the US Army as a dietitian and worked in Public Health in South Carolina has a dietitian. In the last 10 years I’ve seen an increasing level of fear about food and the ingredients in food. I think much of this has to do with social media and click-bait (alarming) headlines. You could basically be convinced that anything you eat or drink and a variety of ingredients are harmful — if you look hard enough.

Sponsored: 5 Expensive Mistakes People Make Grocery Shopping

1. Shopping when hungry. When we’re hungry EVERYTHING looks good! We find ourselves putting things in our shopping cart because the packaging is appealing, and the descriptions sound tasty…and who can resist the smell of freshly baked breads or donuts when we’re hungry (or “hangry”). 

Sponsored: “The Dose Makes the Poison”

Many people are fond of throwing around fearmongering words like: “poisonous”, “toxic”, and “dangerous” when it comes to certain foods, beverages, or ingredients – especially if it is something they don’t like or approve of.

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