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09/25/2009 Chow Line: Eat healthfully to fight the flu bug (for 10/4/09) Is there anything we can do nutritionally that would help me and my family stay healthy during the flu season? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
08/14/2009 Chow Line: Eat lots of produce, raw and cooked (for 8/23/09) 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 heard a news report saying some vegetables are more nutritious if cooked. So what's better, cooked or raw? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
09/10/2010 Chow Line: Eat right to lower blood cholesterol (for 9/19/10) 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? Martha Filipic Martha Belury
04/24/2009 Chow Line: Eating 'on automatic' hard to overcome (for 5/3/09) 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? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/21/2008 Chow Line: Eggs make frozen custard smoother (for 7/27/08) What's the difference between frozen custard and soft-serve ice cream? Martha Filipic Jim Harper
04/19/2012 Chow Line: Encourage, support overweight child (4/6/12) My son is much too heavy for his age (he's 13) and my mother is hinting we should try putting him on a low-carb diet. I'm not sure that's a good idea, but I do think we need to do something. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
12/01/2006 Chow Line: Enjoy cashews, but avoid their shells (for 12/10/06) Why can't you buy cashews in the shell, like you can with walnuts, peanuts and other types of nuts? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye, Michelle Tansy
04/15/2011 Chow Line: Enjoy dried fruit, but watch portions (for 4/24/11) My husband likes to snack on dried fruit, but he also needs to watch his blood sugar. Should he cut back or even eliminate dried fruit from his diet? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/30/2012 Chow Line: Enjoy eggs, but keep safety in mind (3/30/12) I know that eggs can be contaminated with Salmonella if the hen that laid the egg is infected. But how common is this? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
06/04/2010 Chow Line: Enjoy fried treats occasionally (for 6/13/10) My wife has type 2 diabetes and has to control her intake of carbs. But she loves fried green tomatoes and could eat them six times a week. Is there a substitute for regular flour she can use? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
10/23/2009 Chow Line: Enjoy peanut butter but watch calories (for 11/1/09) Is peanut butter healthy for you, or is it so high in fat and calories that you should avoid it? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
09/11/2009 Chow Line: Enjoy produce, but keep it safe (for 9/20/09) I am enjoying all the fresh produce I can get my hands on this summer, but I wonder if I should be doing anything special to make sure it's safe. Are there standard guidelines? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
11/23/2010 Chow Line: Enjoy, but keep control over holidays (for 12/5/10) 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? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/29/2012 Chow Line: Estimate portion sizes with ‘handy’ tool (6/29/12) I want to make sure I’m eating the proper portion sizes, but I don’t want to weigh and measure everything I eat. Is there an easy way to estimate servings of different foods? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
02/16/2007 Chow Line: Even LDLs aren't all bad (for 2/25/07) I know there is "good" and "bad" cholesterol, but how do they actually work? Martha Filipic Josh Bomser
09/04/2009 Chow Line: Examine ingredients for added sugars (for 9/13/09) Why are recent guidelines on reducing sugar intake focusing so much on 'added sugar'? Isn't all sugar the same? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/20/2009 Chow Line: Exercise can help control blood sugar (for 3/29/09) I don't understand how exercise affects blood sugar. Isn't blood sugar controlled by what you eat? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
08/10/2007 Chow Line: Exercise can help curb diabetes (for 8/19/07) Why is physical activity so important for people with diabetes? Martha Filipic Carla Miller, Jackie Buell
08/08/2008 Chow Line: Expose children to more vegetables (for 8/17/08) 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? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/23/2010 Chow Line: Farmed, wild catfish: know nutrition, safety (for Aug. 1, 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? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
01/15/2010 Chow Line: Feed the brain by eating smart (for 1/24/10) What sorts of foods should I eat to keep my mental activity at its peak function? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
04/27/2007 Chow Line: Feel good with omega-3 fatty acids (for 5/6/07) Why are omega-3 fatty acids so important? Martha Filipic Martha Belury
11/02/2007 Chow Line: Fiber goal linked with calorie intake The back of my cereal box says that 25 to 38 grams of fiber are recommended each day. Why is there such a disparity? How do I know if I need 25 grams or 38 grams? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
12/19/2006 Chow Line: Fight colds, flu with balanced diet (for 12/31/06) Every winter, I seem to have one bad bout of cold or flu. Are there any foods I can eat that would help boost my immune system? Martha Filipic Marti Andrews
05/04/2012 Chow Line: First, focus on health, not weight (5/4/12) I’ve tried every diet under the sun, but I always gain back everything I’ve lost and more. Before I completely give up, what can I try next? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
07/16/2010 Chow Line: Fish from open Gulf areas safe, for now (for 7/25/10) Should I be concerned about buying fish or seafood? I'm worried it might be from the Gulf of Mexico and tainted from the oil spill. Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/28/2008 Chow Line: Fit in fiber even on a gluten-free diet What about people who are on gluten-free diets -- how can we get enough fiber? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
01/17/2008 Chow Line: Focus on folate for health, not the blues (for 1/27/08) I've heard that taking folate can help combat depression. Is that true? Martha Filipic Robert Disilvestro
06/12/2009 Chow Line: Focus on health to help kids lose weight (for 6/21/09) 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? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
02/25/2011 Chow Line: Focus on healthy eating patterns (for March 6, 2011) I looked up my personal recommended dietary intake on “,” but I’m finding it difficult to put into practice. Are there some easier general guidelines I can follow to improve my diet?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel