Chow Line: Eat for a healthy heart (for 2/14/10)
February 4, 2010 Editor: Please use this version of Chow Line, which clarifies that only consumption of whole grains (not all grains) is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. My family has a history of heart disease. What should I focus on to mak ...
Chow Line: Don't opt for organics for wrong reasons (for 7/18/10)
July 9, 2010 I saw a message posted on the web that a person lost a lot of weight by eating only organic foods. Is that possible? Sure, it's possible, but it's also possible to just maintain or actually gain weight following an organic diet. The ...
Chow Line: Don't alter recipes for home canning (for 4/20/08)
April 11, 2008 My wife and I started canning last year but some of the recipes have a heavy vinegar flavor. Where can I find advice on safely altering recipes or creating some of our own? Nowhere. Honest. No one worth his or her food-safety salt would rec ...
Chow Line: Don't give up if some dairy is hard to digest (for 6/6/10)
May 28, 2010 I think I'm lactose intolerant because I always get cramps after eating a dish of ice cream, especially if it's really rich. I've started to avoid dairy altogether, but now I'm worried about calcium. What's your advic ...
Chow Line: Be smart, informed when eating out (for 5/13/07)
May 4, 2007 I'm trying to lose weight, but it's hard when we eat out. Any tips? Join the club. It can be extremely difficult to guess how many calories you're consuming when eating out. Unless the restaurant has a brochure of nutrition info ...
Chow Line: Do what you can to get enough calcium (for 3/8/09)
February 27, 2009 Is there an age-related guideline for calcium intake? As an older man, I want to be sure I'm getting enough. The recommended intakes for calcium are the same for men and women, but they do change with age. According to the guideline ...
Chow Line: Diabetes must be taken seriously (for 10/31/10)
October 22, 2010 My wife was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. How serious of a condition is it? As the American Diabetes Association (ADA) states, diabetes "is not merely a condition. It is a disease with deadly consequences." Type 2 diabe ...
Chow Line: Baby carrots big on nutrition
March 16, 2007 Are baby carrots really young carrots? "True" baby carrots are produced on some farms, but they're expensive and not widely available to consumers. The baby carrots most people know and love were actually invented in 1986 by ...
Chow Line: Cut overall fats, then boost healthful ones (for 7/8/07)
June 29, 2007 I can never remember what types of fat are the healthful kinds. What kinds of fats should I be looking for? The healthful kinds of fats are called monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (as opposed to saturated and trans fats, which we should r ...
Chow Line: Count up fat, calories for chicken with skin (for 2/28/10)
February 19, 2010 I was at a friend's for dinner and she served chicken breast – with the skin on. It was tender and delicious, but I've always had skinless chicken breast because I thought the skin contained a lot of fat and calories. Is there ...