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Chow Line: Eat fruit, veggies for health, not weight (7/3/14)

Chow Line: Eat fruit, veggies for health, not weight (7/3/14)

I was hoping that eating more fruits and vegetables this summer would help me lose a few pounds, but so far, no luck. Am I missing something?

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Chow Line: Safety first at u-pick farms (6/27/14)

Chow Line: Safety first at u-pick farms (6/27/14)

I’m taking my children to pick-your-own farms for the first time this summer. Any tips?

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Chow Line: Find what terms on meat labels mean (6/13/14)

Chow Line: Find what terms on meat labels mean (6/13/14)

I’m seeing more local meat at the farmers market. Do words like “no hormones,” “grass-fed” and “organic” all mean pretty much the same thing?

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Chow Line: Diabetes can cause serious issues (5/30/14)

Chow Line: Diabetes can cause serious issues (5/30/14)

My father has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I’m surprised to learn about all of the complications that can result. What’s the best way we can help him reduce his risk?

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Chow Line: New labels to help ID added sugars (5/16/14)

Chow Line: New labels to help ID added sugars (5/16/14)

Next month, I want to try to cut added sugars from my diet, but I’m confused when I look at the Nutrition Facts labels. For example, sliced fruit packed in juice seems to have a lot of sugar. How can I tell if it’s added sugar or just the natural sugars from the fruit and juice?

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Chow Line: Be sure produce is washed properly (5/2/14)

Chow Line: Be sure produce is washed properly (5/2/14)

My wife always rinses packaged lettuce that’s marked as prewashed. She said it sometimes smells funny so she likes to rinse it off. If it smells funny, should we eat it? And is washing it necessary?

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Chow Line: More fruit,veggies in school lunches (4/25/14)

Chow Line: More fruit,veggies in school lunches (4/25/14)

My daughter says students at her school throw away a lot more cafeteria food these days because they get too many vegetables. Why serve a food if kids just throw it away?

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Chow Line: Many Americans improving their diet (4/18/14)

Chow Line: Many Americans improving their diet (4/18/14)

I met some friends for lunch, and we all realized we’re eating better than we used to. Some of us think it’s because we’re “older and wiser,” but some think everyone is eating better these days. Any idea who’s right?

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Chow Line: Labeling genetically modified foods (4/11/14)

Chow Line: Labeling genetically modified foods (4/11/14)

I'm surprised that genetically modified foods aren’t required to be labeled. Why aren’t they?

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Chow Line: Enjoy seafood, but do so safely (4/4/14)

Chow Line: Enjoy seafood, but do so safely (4/4/14)

I read about a seafood processor that was shut down because of food safety concerns. We’re trying to eat more seafood these days. Should we be doing anything special to avoid foodborne illness?

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Chow Line: Lists of ‘bad’ foods often not helpful (3/28/14)

Chow Line: Lists of ‘bad’ foods often not helpful (3/28/14)

I often see website ads that say, “Never eat these foods.” Sometimes there is a picture of a banana. I have never clicked on those ads, but I am curious. Shouldn’t we eat bananas? And what other foods shouldn’t we eat?

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Chow Line: Dairy an easy way to get calcium (3/21/14)

Chow Line: Dairy an easy way to get calcium (3/21/14)

I know a few people who insist that dairy foods are bad for you. Is there any truth to that?

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Chow Line: Data on obesity rates questioned (3/7/14)

Chow Line: Data on obesity rates questioned (3/7/14)

I’ve read the news that the obesity rate among preschoolers has dropped, but that some are skeptical. What’s the issue?

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Chow Line: Some carb choices better than others (2/28/14)

Chow Line: Some carb choices better than others (2/28/14)

I recently had a physical, and the results of my blood sugar test were a little high. Since then, I started examining carbohydrate amounts on Nutrition Facts labels, and am surprised at how many carbs are in one of my favorite foods, black beans. Can I fit black beans into a lower-carb diet?

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Chow Line: Experts remain on sidelines over chia (2/21/14)

Chow Line: Experts remain on sidelines over chia (2/21/14)

Some of my friends are huge fans of chia seeds. Do they really offer so many health benefits, or is it just hype?

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