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: 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: 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: 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 ...