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  1. Chow Line: Waxy or mealy? Choose spuds wisely (for 2/16/03)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-waxy-or-mealy-choose-spuds-wisely-21603

    February 6, 2003 At a holiday dinner, my daughter used russets to make mashed potatoes. I always thought russets were for baking. Am I wrong? Russets, also known as Idahos or "bakers," are good for lots of things. High in starch and low in moist ...

  2. Chow Line: 'Water weight' easy to lose at first (for 4/10/05)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-water-weight-easy-lose-first-41005

    April 1, 2005 Whenever I make a concerted effort to watch my diet, I lose a lot of weight very quickly-- sometimes 5 to 7 pounds within the first week or two. But after that, it's much harder to lose weight. I've always heard that those first po ...

  3. Chow Line: Watch sugar intake for calories, nutrients (for 10/19/03)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-watch-sugar-intake-calories-nutrients-101903

    October 10, 2003 I continue to be surprised at the amount of sugar my teenage daughter consumes. How bad is it for her? If your daughter can afford the extra calories and otherwise eats a balanced diet, then you needn't be too concerned. The problem ...

  4. Chow Line: Wash those fruits and veggies (for 5/26/02)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-wash-those-fruits-and-veggies-52602

    May 17, 2002 Some cantaloupe was recently recalled because of salmonella. I thought that was mostly a problem with chicken and eggs. How did it get on fruit? Salmonella, like many microorganisms, is pervasive. According to the Centers for Disease Control, ...

  5. Chow Line: Washing hands can make you feel good (for 1/6/02)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-washing-hands-can-make-you-feel-good-1602

    December 19, 2001 How can I convince my teenager to wash his hands before he eats? Convincing teenagers of anything can be challenging, to say the least. But you might have a good chance of success if you present him with cold, hard facts. We've know ...

  6. Chow Line: Vitamin K appears vital for bones (for 8/28/05)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-vitamin-k-appears-vital-bones-82805

    August 19, 2005 Vitamin K appears vital for bones What does vitamin K do? As long as you’re not a stickler for English spelling, that’s an easy one to remember: Vitamin K was named for the Danish word “koagulation,” because it wa ...

  7. Chow Line: Vitamin C and iron are great partners (for 5/11/03)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-vitamin-c-and-iron-are-great-partners-51103

    May 4, 2003 The last time I gave blood, I was surprised when they told me that citrus fruits were good sources of iron. Is that true? Citrus fruit doesn't have much iron itself-- a medium orange has only 0.1 milligrams of iron, for example. But, vita ...

  8. Chow Line: Vitamin guidance changes with age (for 3/5/06)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-vitamin-guidance-changes-age-3506

    February 24, 2006 What vitamins should an 84-year-old man take? I am in good health and I do take vitamins, but I wonder if I should take more or less. Men and women over age 50 need more calcium and vitamins D and B6 than younger adults. A multivitamin d ...

  9. Chow Line: Vary veggies for vitamins (for 9/26/04)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-vary-veggies-vitamins-92604

    September 17, 2004 When it comes to vegetables, my husband eats only spinach-- a whole carton of frozen spinach at dinner. Is this advisable? First, good for him for eating green vegetables on a daily basis. Spinach happens to be a very good source of die ...

  10. Chow Line: Vegetarian teens might eat better (for 6/16/02)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-vegetarian-teens-might-eat-better-61602

    May 31, 2002 A few months ago, my 15-year-old son decided he wanted to follow a vegetarian diet. I've been skeptical about the wisdom of his choice. Should I be concerned? Actually, a University of Minnesota study recently found that teenage vegetari ...

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