Sponsored: Meat allergies

Q: Is it possible to be allergic to meat? 

Sponsored: Are seed oils bad to use?

Q: Are “seed oils” bad to use? 

Sponsored: Need a pureed or mostly liquid temporary diet?

Q: I need to have some oral surgery and will need to be on a diet that is mostly liquids for a couple of weeks. What are some things I should plan on buying or stocking up on? 

Sponsored: Added sugar in bread

Q: If someone has pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes) is it safe to eat breads with no added sugar? 

Sponsored: Nu-trish milk

Q: What is the difference between the Laura Lynn "Nu-trish" milk and the Laura Lynn regular 1% milk? 

Sponsored: Disappearing items

Q: I was buying this item at Ingles and suddenly it has disappeared! What happened to it?

Sponsored: Lactation cookies

Q: Do "lactation cookies" work?

Sponsored: Pickle trivia

How’s your pickle knowledge?

Sponsored: Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

 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 farming practices. 

Sponsored: Does local honey relieve seasonal allergies?

Q: Should I be buying local honey to prevent or relieve seasonal allergies?

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