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02/09/2007 Chow Line: Sensible choices good for heart health (for 2/18/07) What are the best foods to eat to combat heart disease? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
07/15/2011 Chow Line: Several tactics can help with weight loss (for 7/24/11) Since I turned 50, I seem to gain weight much more easily, and it's much more difficult to take off. My husband says I shouldn't blame age, but doesn't aging have an effect? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
05/14/2010 Chow Line: Shellac on apples not a concern (for 5/123/10) I've heard that most apples have wax or shellac on them that's hard to wash off. I'm especially concerned about shellac -- is it safe to eat? Martha Filipic Diane Miller
12/04/2009 Chow Line: Sodium can turn up in surprising places (for 12/13/09) I noticed that the canned chickpeas I buy to use in my salads say "brine" on the ingredients listing. Would this type have more salt than other varieties? Also, my husband likes pickles with his lunch. Do they contain too much sodium to have on a daily basis? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
12/07/2007 Chow Line: Some foods risky during pregnancy (for 12/16/07) Why are pregnant women at higher risk from foodborne illness than other people? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
10/30/2009 Chow Line: Some need to watch vitamin K intake (for 11/8/09) A friend told me that she has started taking a certain type of medication and now she needs to avoid foods with vitamin K. Can that be right? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
12/23/2014 Chow Line: Spread cheer, not illness, for holidays (for 11/20/11) Last year, we had a party during the holidays and several guests became ill afterward. We’re not sure if it was food poisoning or not, but this year we want to be extra cautious about food safety. What are the most important things to keep in mind? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/21/2010 Chow Line: Stack burgers to use meat thermometer (for 5/30/10) We use our grill primarily to cook hamburgers and hot dogs, and I've always wondered, how am I supposed to use a meat thermometer on these foods? I'm especially concerned about the hamburgers -- we usually use thin frozen burgers on the grill. Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
12/03/2010 Chow Line: Start with fish to increase omega-3s (for 12/12/10) The more I hear about omega-3 fatty acids, the more I want them in my diet. Which foods are highest in omega-3s? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
12/15/2006 Chow Line: Store staples properly to keep long-term (for 12/24/06) I bought a lot of baking ingredients in anticipation of the holidays, but I ran out of time. What is the best way to store flour, sugar, butter and nuts for the long term? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
02/01/2008 Chow Line: Studies exploring enigma of chocolate Is chocolate really good for you, or is that a gimmick? Martha Filipic Josh Bomser
03/23/2012 Chow Line: Study labels to reduce trans fats (3/23/12) I just heard something on the news about trans fats, but I thought they weren’t allowed in food anymore. Am I wrong? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
12/10/2010 Chow Line: Study: Children eat too much junk (for 12/19/10) I've heard that children get most of their calories from snacks and desserts. Can that be right? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
01/07/2011 Chow Line: Suffering from gout? Pay attention to diet (for 1/16/11) My 86-year-old father-in-law is visiting. He's in good health, but has periodic problems with gout. Are there certain foods he should avoid to prevent a recurrence? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
01/07/2015 Chow Line: Suffering from gout? Pay attention to diet (for 1/16/11) My 86-year-old father-in-law is visiting. He's in good health, but has periodic problems with gout. Are there certain foods he should avoid to prevent a recurrence? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
09/30/2011 Chow Line: Sugar intake can affect triglycerides (for 10/9/11) My triglyceride numbers are climbing a bit, and I was told to cut back on my added sugar intake. That surprised me -- I know that saturated fat and trans fat can affect blood cholesterol and triglycerides, but what does sugar have to do with it? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/05/2009 Chow Line: Summer perfect time for fresh produce (for 6/14/09) I'm trying to get my children to eat more fruits and vegetables this summer. Any ideas? I don't want to buy fresh produce just to see it go to waste. Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/22/2007 Chow Line: Summertime Corn: How sweet it is (for 7/1/07) What makes corn on the cob so sweet? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez, Bob Precheur
04/25/2008 Chow Line: Sunscreen interferes with vitamin D (for the week of 5/4/08) I know the body makes its own vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight, but I've heard that sunscreens prevent that from happening. Is that true? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
04/20/2007 Chow Line: Take care if using iron skillet for baby food (for 4/29/07) I understand that babies are at risk for iron deficiency. Should I cook baby food (such as apple sauce) in a cast-iron skillet to increase the iron content? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye, Lara Engler
09/16/2011 Chow Line: Take care when choosing snack bar (for 9/25/11) I recently tried a new brand of granola bar and was surprised at how sweet it was -- it was almost like eating a candy bar. What should I look for on the label when trying another kind? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
07/17/2009 Chow Line: Take medical advice when reducing iron (for 7/26/09) My iron levels are way too high. How can I cut back on the iron in my food? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/09/2012 Chow Line: Take precautions if stuffing turkey (11/9/12) I have always stuffed our Thanksgiving turkey with homemade stuffing, but my daughter tells me it’s not safe. Should I stop? Would it make a difference if I used stuffing from a box? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
11/04/2011 Chow Line: Take steps to prevent diabetes (for 11/13/11) My father and two of my grandparents suffered from type 2 diabetes. I’m concerned that I might be susceptible. What can I do, besides keeping my weight under control, to help prevent it? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
05/09/2008 Chow Line: Take steps to prevent osteoporosis (for 5/18/08) My mother was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis. What can I do to reduce my risk, and my children's? Martha Filipic Marti Andrews
07/29/2011 Chow Line: Take study findings with a grain of salt (for 8/7/11) I heard about a study that questioned the link between sodium and high blood pressure. I'm skeptical. What's the story? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
04/10/2009 Chow Line: Team up water with healthy diet, activity (for 4/19/09) I heard something about how school water fountains can help kids lose weight. Can you tell me more? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
10/05/2012 Chow Line: Teen athletes need more carbohydrates (10/5/12) My son started playing football this year. He says he “hits a wall” during practice and needs more protein. How much protein does he need during the football season? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
06/15/2012 Chow Line: Tips can help senior who loses appetite (6/15/12) My mother is in her 80s and seems to have lost her appetite. She is losing quite a bit of weight, and her doctor is concerned. How can we encourage her to eat more? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/23/2011 Chow Line: Tips for whole grains, lean protein, dairy (for 7/3/11) I'm one of those people who have no problem eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. But I need some ideas for incorporating more whole grains, lean protein and dairy into my daily routine. Tips? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel