Sponsored: Try something new

Fruits & Vegetables at Ingles Markets

Sponsored: Nutrient Dense versus Calorie Dense

Have you heard the term "nutrient dense"? This often means something very different than calorie dense.

Sponsored: Do herbal teas help with weight gain?

Q: Are there herbal teas that I could drink that will help with weight gain during pre-menopause or menopause?

Sponsored: Is a low-carb diet safe?

Do you think a low or no carbohydrate diet is safe?

Sponsored: Caution with supplements

Often we hear that different vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements may help with everything from our skin elasticity to gut health and from joint pain  to the symptoms of the cold or flu.

Sponsored: Keto-friendly foods

Q: What are some “keto-friendly” foods that Ingles sells? 

Sponsored: Recipe sources

Q: I am looking for recipes to share with seniors through the community center, do you have any suggestions? 

Sponsored: Cottage Cheese — An Overlooked Star of Dairy?

Let’s take a look at one of the top protein performers in the dairy section.

Sponsored: Low-sugar beverages

Question: What are some beverage suggestions for someone who has pre-diabetes or is trying to watch their carbohydrates/added sugar?

Sponsored: Eating Vegetables

As a nation we are still doing a really poor job at eating our vegetables. Many of us don't even eat one serving a day! What's stopping us? 

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