Sponsored: Being Thankful on Thanksgiving

ingles dietitianI am not a big fan of the “don’t eat that” messages on Thanksgiving or the ones that try and shock you with “Did you know that ______has ____fat/calories/ingredients/additives?"

Sponsored: Are you being fooled by labels?

ingles dietitianShoppers are innundated with so much information on packaging these days that it can be confusing. It's important to remember that brands and suppliers will often put labels on packaging to attract your attention in an effort to sell their products. Let's try and makes some sense of what labels mean and which are just about the marketing.

Sponsored: Organic vs. non-gmo

ingles dietitianWhat’s the difference between organic and non-gmo (not genetically engineered)? 

I frequently hear from people who believe that there are various health attributes associated  with products that are labeled “organic” or “non-gmo”  but this is not the case nor is it the intent of those labels.  Let’s look at some facts:

Sponsored: Roots and Branches — The Cracker King and Queen

ingles dietitianWhen you’ve operated a successful restaurant in Asbury Park, New Jersey patronized by the famous, including Bruce Springsteen, and then decide to sell it, what’s your next business move?

Sponsored: Asheville Gluten Free Educational Event and Vendor Showcase

ingles dietitianSaturday, October 31st – 8am-3pm (registration 7am) 

Doubletree Hotel Asheville – 115 Hendersonville Road, Asheville

Sponsored: Are sugar alcohols safe for those with diabetes?

ingles dietitianQuestion: I have diabetes, are sugar alcohols safe for me to consume? 

Answer: Sugar alcohols can be found in many sugar-free and no sugar added products like candy, cookies and cakes. Despite their name they are not a sugar or an alcohol.

Sponsored: Does Ingles milk contain "rBST"?

ingles dietitianQUESTION: Does your Ingles brand milk contain "rBST" ?

ANSWER:  NO! rBST ( Bovine Somatotropin) and rBGH ( Bovine Growth Hormone) are artificial growth hormones that can be administered to dairy cows to increase their milk supply.

Sponsored: Will I fail a drug test if I eat hemp?

ingles dietitianQuestion: I have been hearing a lot about hemp lately. Do you sell products with hemp at Ingles? Will I fail a drug test if I eat products with hemp? 

Answer: 1.Hemp is not a drug - First and foremost, hemp is NOT marijuana. While they are in the same plant family (cannabis), to be classified as hemp there must be a THC (tetrahydrocannabinol - a psychotropic substance) of .3% or less.

Sponsored: Should I eat like my great-grandmother?

ingles dietitianQuestion: What do you think of trying to “eat the way my great-grandmother ate”?

Answer: I call brief messages about food or nutrition that sound good or look good in print “soundbite nutrition”.

Sponsored: When is the new Enka/Candler store opening?

ingles dietitianQuestion: When is the new Enka/Candler store opening?

Answer: Our newest Ingles Markets is slated to open on Thursday, September 17th. Our Grand Opening Day will be a fun-filled day with loads of samples and special deals to introduce customers to this new Ingles store. Many of our local farmers and vendors will be there throughout the day.

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