Chow Line: Brown rice, not white, a whole grain (for 5/16/10)
May 7, 2010 Is rice a whole grain? Brown rice is a whole grain, but white rice isn't. That doesn't mean white rice isn't healthful; it just doesn't have the benefits of a whole grain. Brown rice makes the mark because it still contains ...
Chow Line: Eat lots of produce, raw and cooked (for 8/23/09)
August 14, 2009 I have long heard about the benefits of eating raw produce, and I have experimented with a semi-raw diet in the last few weeks. Besides eating raw produce, I'm making smoothies with fruits and vegetables for breakfast. But I just hear ...
Chow Line: Bored with lettuce? Be bold with greens (for 8/5/07)
July 26, 2007 I'm interested in trying some different kinds of greens for my salads, but I'm not sure what would be the best choices. Any ideas? If your grocery store's produce section is anything like mine, you have lots of choices. And yo ...
Chow Line: Eat for a healthy heart (for 2/14/10)
February 4, 2010 Editor: Please use this version of Chow Line, which clarifies that only consumption of whole grains (not all grains) is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. My family has a history of heart disease. What should I focus on to mak ...
Chow Line: Don't opt for organics for wrong reasons (for 7/18/10)
July 9, 2010 I saw a message posted on the web that a person lost a lot of weight by eating only organic foods. Is that possible? Sure, it's possible, but it's also possible to just maintain or actually gain weight following an organic diet. The ...
Chow Line: Don't alter recipes for home canning (for 4/20/08)
April 11, 2008 My wife and I started canning last year but some of the recipes have a heavy vinegar flavor. Where can I find advice on safely altering recipes or creating some of our own? Nowhere. Honest. No one worth his or her food-safety salt would rec ...
Chow Line: Do what you can to get enough calcium (for 3/8/09)
February 27, 2009 Is there an age-related guideline for calcium intake? As an older man, I want to be sure I'm getting enough. The recommended intakes for calcium are the same for men and women, but they do change with age. According to the guideline ...
Chow Line: Don't give up if some dairy is hard to digest (for 6/6/10)
May 28, 2010 I think I'm lactose intolerant because I always get cramps after eating a dish of ice cream, especially if it's really rich. I've started to avoid dairy altogether, but now I'm worried about calcium. What's your advic ...
Chow Line: Be smart, informed when eating out (for 5/13/07)
May 4, 2007 I'm trying to lose weight, but it's hard when we eat out. Any tips? Join the club. It can be extremely difficult to guess how many calories you're consuming when eating out. Unless the restaurant has a brochure of nutrition info ...
Chow Line: Diabetes must be taken seriously (for 10/31/10)
October 22, 2010 My wife was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. How serious of a condition is it? As the American Diabetes Association (ADA) states, diabetes "is not merely a condition. It is a disease with deadly consequences." Type 2 diabe ...