Author: BlueHealth Solutions

16 Festivals to Help You Celebrate Fall in Tennessee

Looking for ideas to celebrate fall? Check out some of our favorite October festivals across Tennessee. From blues music to local markets and traditions to fall produce and crafts, the state has plenty of activities perfect for the whole family. East Tennessee 10/6 – 10/7—3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival | Chattanooga, TN Enjoy some rich southern bluegrass in the Scenic City at the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival. Featuring more than 10 performances in two days, it’s no wonder this festival was recently named one of the Top Five Bluegrass Festivals by Great American Country. And admission is free! 10/6-10/7—Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival | Erwin, TN Located just south of Johnson City, downtown Erwin is host to the Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival. The event boasts over 350 arts and crafts vendors from around the county including painting, photography, wood-turning, sculpture, metal, jewelry, glass and more. You and your family can get your fill at one of three food courts while you enjoy live music, children’s rides, activities, tournaments and more. 10/6 – 10/21—RiverRocks Festival | Chattanooga, …

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Tips for Cooking Catfish and a Tomatillo Twist

If you know how to cook catfish, it may be one of your favorite dishes to have on a regular basis. In fact, catfish is one of the most popular types of fish in the United States. Although its taste and low price make it a popular option, some may not think of catfish as being especially healthy. Why Catfish is Healthy You’ve probably heard of the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. This type of fat is known as the “good fat” for reducing inflammation and blood pressure. Catfish contains omega-3 fats, but they’re high in omega-6 fatty acids as well. Like omega-3s, these are unsaturated fats and help to lower your cholesterol. Omega-6 fats also play a role in blood clotting, an important part of the healing process during an injury. Other nutrients found in catfish are complete proteins, which your body needs to build lean muscle mass. One three-ounce serving of catfish contains 15.7 grams of protein. Catfish also contains vitamin B-12, which helps to regulate your metabolism and energy throughout the day. Another …