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Chow Line: Most of us need more produce, dairy (for 4/13/08)
April 4, 2008 Do most Americans meet the U.S. Dietary Guidelines? Boy, do we. And then some! At least in some categories. But we don't come close in others. As you might guess, this is not necessarily a good thing. The U.S. Department of Agriculture& ...
Chow Line: Grapes have bunches of benefits (for 9/30/07)
September 21, 2007 Lately, I've been on a grape kick. I'm surprised at how many varieties are available. What are their best points, nutrition-wise? Grapes can't be beat for packing sugary sweet flavor with few calories. Although there are ...
Chow Line: Give red cabbage a place at the table (for 11/28/10)
November 18, 2010 My husband and I recently had an unusual pasta dish, and one of the main ingredients was red cabbage. It was delicious. I've never used red cabbage in my own cooking-- any tips? Red cabbage tastes very much like green cabbage, thoug ...
Chow Line: For safety, wash hands properly, often (for 9/26/10)
September 17, 2010 After attending a session at a nutrition site over the summer, my 6-year-old daughter told me I was washing my hands wrong and proceeded to show me the "right" way to do it. Is it really necessary to be so elaborate when washi ...
Chow Line: Food safety tips for cooking on the grill (for 6/15/08)
June 6, 2008 We love cooking on the grill. Are there special food safety tips we should keep in mind? Absolutely. Food safety should always be a consideration, no matter where you're doing the cooking. But yes, there are special considerations when c ...
Chow Line: Folic acid vital for women (for 6/28/09)
June 19, 2009 Is there a new recommendation for folic acid for adult women? Well, a new recommendation announced in May made guidelines, in place for several years, even stronger. The organization making the new recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Service ...
Chow Line: Focus on health to help kids lose weight (for 6/21/09)
June 12, 2009 My daughter never lost her "baby fat" and is now a pre-teen with a weight problem that she is defensive about. How can I help? It can be tricky for a parent to help their adolescent child lose weight. The defensiveness you see isn& ...
Chow Line: Focus on folate for health, not the blues (for 1/27/08)
January 17, 2008 I've heard that taking folate can help combat depression. Is that true? Actually, the evidence for this link is not very strong, although researchers are continuing to investigate possible connections low folate might have on the tre ...
Chow Line: Fit in fiber even on a gluten-free diet
March 28, 2008 What about people who are on gluten-free diets-- how can we get enough fiber? You're right-- consuming enough fiber can be challenging for a person who can't eat any products made with whole wheat. And if you're diagnosed wit ...