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02/11/2011 Chow Line: Cut back on these foods for your health (for 2/20/11) I know the dietary guidelines tell us what we should eat. Do they also tell us what we shouldn't eat?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
11/25/2008 Chow Line: Cubing spuds saves time, cuts nutrients (for 12/7/08) I have a recipe that calls for mashed potatoes. It suggests cubing the potatoes before boiling them, to save time. Wouldn't the potatoes lose a lot of nutrients that way? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
02/19/2010 Chow Line: Count up fat, calories for chicken with skin (for 2/28/10) I was at a friend's for dinner and she served chicken breast – with the skin on. It was tender and delicious, but I've always had skinless chicken breast because I thought the skin contained a lot of fat and calories. Is there that much of a difference? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
10/24/2008 Chow Line: Corn or flour tortilla? Choose best of either (for 11/2/08) I love Mexican food, but I've often wondered which is the better choice, nutrition-wise: flour or corn tortillas? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/07/2012 Chow Line: Cooking won't cure all food safety ills (6/8/12) I was making soup in the slow cooker but forgot to plug it in. After five hours, I realized what happened and cooked the soup, which included cooked chicken, on high for five more hours. I thought it would be OK, but my wife said no and threw it out. Who was right? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
01/28/2011 Chow Line: Control blood sugar, 10,000 steps at a time (for 2/6/11) I read about a recent study that said walking 10,000 steps a day could help people manage blood sugar. Is it because walking that much helps you lose weight, or is it the exercise itself that is helpful?   Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
10/10/2008 Chow Line: Consumer use of food labels declines (for 10/19/08) I try to read Nutrition Facts labels when comparing foods, but a friend told me to pay more attention to ingredient lists. Really? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
05/27/2011 Chow Line: Coffee: Fill to the brim for good health (for 6/5/11) I was surprised to hear coffee might help prevent prostate cancer. I always tried to limit coffee drinking, thinking it was a bad habit. Can I enjoy it now? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
11/30/2007 Chow Line: Coconut oil unlike other saturated fat (for 12/9/07) I've always read that you should avoid coconut oil because of its high level of saturated fat. But I recently heard it is actually healthful and can help you lose weight. Is that true? Martha Filipic Martha Belury
11/18/2011 Chow Line: Close, but broccoli beats cauliflower (for 11/27/11) Do broccoli and cauliflower offer similar nutrients? My husband says they do, but I think he just doesn’t like broccoli. (I prefer broccoli over cauliflower, so I might be biased, too.)  Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
12/14/2007 Chow Line: Clementines chock full of nutrition (for 12/23/07) I love those little clementine oranges. Do they have as much vitamin C as other oranges? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
03/05/2010 Chow Line: Choosing syrup can be sticky (for 3/14/10) Is "real" maple syrup healthier than "maple-flavored" or "pancake" syrups? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/09/2006 Chow Line: Choose right foods to reduce cholesterol (for 11/19/06) I saw your column on oatmeal and how it can lower cholesterol. Are there other foods that do the same? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
05/30/2008 Chow Line: Choose healthful fast-food options (for the week of 6/8/08) As I chauffeur the kids to and from summer activities, I tend to eat more fast food than usual. Any tips to make my choices more healthful? Martha Filipic Melissa Kalb
08/01/2008 Chow Line: Choose carefully at Chinese restaurants (for 8/10/08) I used to love going out for Chinese food, but I stopped eating it years ago when I heard how unhealthy it was. Are there healthy options? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/01/2009 Chow Line: Choose berries for burst of nutrition (for 7/12/09) I love buying and eating fresh berries this time of year. Are there any that are more nutritious than others, or are they all just about the same? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
08/18/2006 Chow Line: Chickpeas chock full of nutrition (for 8/27/06) What is the difference between garbanzo beans and chickpeas? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
03/19/2010 Chow Line: Chewing the cud on grass-fed beef (for 3/28/10) We keep hearing good things about grass-fed beef. Is it really that much better for you? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer, Jeff McCutcheon
11/27/2006 Chow Line: Cassava roots source of tapioca What exactly is tapioca? Where does it come from? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
10/02/2009 Chow Line: Carve a place for pumpkin in your diet (for 10/11/09) A friend of mine says canned pumpkin is about the healthiest thing you can eat. Can that be right? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
08/29/2008 Chow Line: Carrots healthful, not 'full of sugar' (for 9/7/08) At lunchtime recently, several of my colleagues claimed that carrots are "full of sugar." Is that true? Martha Filipic Carla Miller
09/19/2008 Chow Line: Canning complex; try freezing instead (for 9/28/08) This year I was tempted to start home canning to try to stretch my garden harvest into the fall and winter. But whenever I read about canning, it seems very complicated. Any advice? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
09/28/2007 Chow Line: Canning cherry tomatoes not advised Where can I find how to can cherry tomatoes? I'm having trouble finding guidelines. Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
01/27/2012 Chow Line: Canned salmon good for omega-3s (1/27/12) We love making baked salmon, especially because it’s so good for you. But it is expensive. Recently I’ve been tempted to try canned salmon. Does it have the same health benefits from omega-3 fatty acids? Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
02/08/2008 Chow Line: Canned fruits, vegetables stack up well for 2.17.08 Are canned fruits and vegetables as nutritious as fresh or frozen? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/29/2009 Chow Line: Calories on menus having an effect (for 6/7/09) I've heard more localities are requiring restaurants to post calorie information. Is it having an effect? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/11/2011 Chow Line: Calorie counts on menus just one step (for 3/20/11) I was looking forward to seeing calorie information on restaurant menus, but I just heard a study saying it doesn't seem to help people (at least children) make better choices. Is that true?  Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
04/09/2010 Chow Line: Calorie counts on menus helpful (for 4/18/10) I've heard that the new health care law will require restaurants to provide calorie information to consumers. Will that really improve people's health? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
06/29/2007 Chow Line: Calorie confusion can derail weight loss (for 7/15/07) I want to lose weight, but I don't want to go "on a diet" -- diets have never worked for me in the past. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
02/15/2008 Chow Line: Calculating costs of obesity isn't easy (for 2/24/08) A recent study claimed that preventing obesity doesn't reduce health costs, but others disputed the findings. What's the real story? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye