Chow Line: Feel good with omega-3 fatty acids (for 5/6/07)
April 27, 2007 Why are omega-3 fatty acids so important? Now, that's the omega-3-thousand-dollar question. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat, and researchers still are in the midst of discovering a lot about them. So far, the evid ...
Chow Line: Expose children to more vegetables (for 8/17/08)
August 8, 2008 With school starting soon, I want to pack some fresh vegetables in my children's lunches, but I'm afraid they'll just throw them away. Any ideas? My advice: Try it. In fact, try a whole slew of vegetables-- carrot sticks, pea ...
Chow Line: Farmed, wild catfish: know nutrition, safety (for Aug. 1, 2010)
July 23, 2010 Our family really enjoys eating catfish. Is there much of a difference nutrition-wise between farm-raised catfish that we find at the store and wild catfish we catch on fishing trips? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Na ...
Chow Line: Exercise can help curb diabetes (for 8/19/07)
August 10, 2007 Why is physical activity so important for people with diabetes? The reason is simple: Exercise can help control blood sugar-- and that's the name of the game with diabetes. When you use your muscles, they need to get energy from somew ...
Chow Line: Examine ingredients for added sugars (for 9/13/09)
September 4, 2009 Why are recent guidelines on reducing sugar intake focusing so much on 'added sugar'? Isn't all sugar the same? At home, you might think of "added sugar" as the sugar in your coffee or sugary foods and snacks suc ...
Chow Line: Enjoy, but keep control over holidays (for 12/5/10)
November 23, 2010 There's so much good food around during the holidays, I have a hard time controlling my eating. And, it's getting harder and harder to lose the extra pounds after the first of the year. Any tips? It's so easy to over-indul ...
Chow Line: Enjoy peanut butter but watch calories (for 11/1/09)
October 23, 2009 Is peanut butter healthy for you, or is it so high in fat and calories that you should avoid it? Peanut butter is a prime example of why "everything in moderation" is a great rule to live by. First, let's get the baggage ou ...
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: Omega-3 fatty acids offer multiple benefits (for 2/7/10)
January 29, 2010 Why are omega-3 fatty acids so healthful? Although scientists are still discovering a wide range of beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids-- a type of polyunsaturated fat-- most of the evidence so far has been linked to the prevention ...
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 ...