Chow Line: Enjoy cashews, but avoid their shells (for 12/10/06)
December 1, 2006 Why can't you buy cashews in the shell, like you can with walnuts, peanuts and other types of nuts? Frankly, not too many people would want cashews in the shell. Cashew shells have an inner and outer wall, with honeycomb-like substan ...
Chow Line: Need a wake-up call on caffeine? (for 4/26/09)
April 17, 2009 When the time changed this spring, I found myself drinking a lot more coffee, and I haven't stopped. Should I be concerned about caffeine? It really depends what you mean by "a lot," but most authorities agree that if you ...
Chow Line: No need to spend a fortune to eat right (for 10/10/10)
September 30, 2010 Please help settle a debate. Is it more expensive to eat a healthy diet or not? A lot of research has been done on just that question, and unfortunately, most of it indicates that, yes, generally it is more expensive to eat healthfully ...
Chow Line: Eggs make frozen custard smoother (for 7/27/08)
July 21, 2008 What's the difference between frozen custard and soft-serve ice cream? The official difference is egg: By law, frozen custard must have at least 1.4 percent egg yolk solids, while "ice cream" contains less than that (typically ...
Chow Line: Eating 'on automatic' hard to overcome (for 5/3/09)
April 24, 2009 I know all about healthful eating and cutting calories to lose weight. But I just can't seem to sustain that kind of effort for long. What's wrong with me? You are so not alone. And experts are beginning to understand why. In a fa ...
Chow Line: Eat right to lower blood cholesterol (for 9/19/10)
September 10, 2010 At my last check-up, my blood cholesterol level was higher than usual. What foods could I eat to lower my LDLs and increase my HDLs? The first thing to do is to examine your diet overall and make sure you're not consuming too much ...
Chow Line: Eat healthfully to fight the flu bug (for 10/4/09)
September 25, 2009 Is there anything we can do nutritionally that would help me and my family stay healthy during the flu season? Sure. Dietitians encourage a few basic practices that could boost your immune system and help your body fight the flu bug. Th ...
Chow Line: Dry garden veggies for longtime bounty (for 8/26/07)
August 17, 2007 I want to dehydrate some of the vegetables from my garden this year. What guidelines do you recommend? Drying vegetables from the garden is an easy way to preserve food, and you can dry just about anything you grow. Unlike canning, which r ...
Chow Line: Don't grow Santa's belly during the holidays (for 12/17/06)
December 8, 2006 I really do not want to gain weight over the holidays this year. Any good tips? These tips are good year-round, but especially at this time of year. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2000 showed that about half the average ...
Chow Line: Drinking water may help shed pounds (for 12/21/08)
December 5, 2008 A friend lost about 30 pounds by (she says) just drinking a lot of water. Can you really lose weight that way? Not quite. You lose weight by consuming fewer calories than you expend. But several studies indicate that drinking water just m ...