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01/25/2008 Chow Line: Vitamin D and heart health: jury still out Are vitamin D supplements recommended to prevent heart disease? Martha Filipic Anne Smith
02/24/2006 Chow Line: Vitamin guidance changes with age (for 3/5/06) What vitamins should an 84-year-old man take? I am in good health and I do take vitamins, but I wonder if I should take more or less. Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
08/19/2005 Chow Line: Vitamin K appears vital for bones (for 8/28/05) What does vitamin K do? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
11/24/2009 Chow Line: Warm up menu with bouillabaisse (for 12/6/09) I went to dinner at a friend's house and complimented him on the jambalaya he made, but he corrected me and said it wasn't jambalaya but bouillabaisse. What's the difference? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
09/05/2008 Chow Line: Warning: 'Zeroes' on labels can add up (for 9/14/08) At what point is the amount of cholesterol and trans fat required to be listed on labels? Many foods list the amount as "0," but the ingredients indicate the food must contain some. Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/27/2008 Chow Line: Wash produce just before eating (for 7/6/08) Are there any new food safety guidelines, especially in light of the recent salmonella outbreak on tomatoes? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/17/2002 Chow Line: Wash those fruits and veggies (for 5/26/02) Some cantaloupe was recently recalled because of salmonella. I thought that was mostly a problem with chicken and eggs. How did it get on fruit? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
12/19/2001 Chow Line: Washing hands can make you feel good (for 1/6/02) How can I convince my teenager to wash his hands before he eats? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
06/26/2009 Chow Line: Watch out for sodium when eating out (for 7/5/09) My blood pressure is just starting to creep up, so I want to cut back on sodium. I eat out a lot, and I understand restaurant meals can contain a lot of salt. How can I reduce sodium while still eating out? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/09/2007 Chow Line: Watch portions with corned beef (for 3/18/07) How do they make corned beef? Why is it called "corned"? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
10/10/2003 Chow Line: Watch sugar intake for calories, nutrients (for 10/19/03) I continue to be surprised at the amount of sugar my teenage daughter consumes. How bad is it for her? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
12/14/2012 Chow Line: Watch sugar intake over holidays (12/14/12) I have a sweet tooth. I’ve been cutting back on sugar lately, but I’m worried about the holidays and all the extra sweets. Do you have any guidance? Martha Filipic Carolyn Gunther
09/02/2011 Chow Line: Watch the toppings for a healthy salad (for 9/11/11) Over the summer, our salads have gotten more and more elaborate. With cheese, almonds and other toppings, are we being as healthy as we think? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
02/06/2003 Chow Line: Waxy or mealy? Choose spuds wisely (for 2/16/03) At a holiday dinner, my daughter used russets to make mashed potatoes. I always thought russets were for baking. Am I wrong? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
09/05/2002 Chow Line: Weigh all factors to determine fat (for 9/15/02) I've heard that fried chicken has only slightly more fat than roasted chicken. Can that be true? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
05/26/2004 Chow Line: Weigh fish advisories against fish benefits (for 6/6/04) We usually eat a lot of fish in summer. Some of it we catch ourselves. Should we cut back? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
01/09/2009 Chow Line: Weight loss efforts need determination (for 1/18/09) I need help -- what can I do to actually keep working on my New Year's Resolution to lose weight past February this year? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
08/26/2005 Chow Line: What works for weight loss (for 9/4/05) I’ve been trying to lose weight all year (New Year’s resolution) but keep getting off track, and I’m losing and gaining the same five pounds over and over again. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
07/01/2005 Chow Line: Whats in a cheese? Just look at label (for 7/10/05) I noticed it says “natural cheese on the label of my favorite cheese. Isnt all cheese “natural? Martha Filipic Valente Alvarez
11/18/2005 Chow Line: Wheat berries tasty, nutritious (for 11/27/05) I recently went to a function where they served a wheat berry salad. I thought it would have berries in it, but then I realized "wheat berry" is one thing, not two. What are wheat berries? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
09/01/2006 Chow Line: When alarms sound, balance risk, benefits (for 9/10/06) I got an e-mail saying prewashed, bagged lettuce might have E. coli. Is it a hoax? Martha Filipic Jeffrey LeJeune
01/19/2007 Chow Line: When good mushrooms go bad (for 1/28/07) I enjoyed your recent article on mushrooms. My question is, what are the signs that mushrooms have spoiled? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
10/12/2012 Chow Line: When ground beef turns gray (10/12/12) Sometimes when I open a package of ground beef, the meat has turned grayish brown on the inside. It smells OK, but it doesn’t look very appetizing and I wonder if it’s safe to eat. Is it? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
08/15/2008 Chow Line: Whichever salt you use, consume less (for 8/24/08) Is sea salt more healthful than regular salt? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/06/2008 Chow Line: Whole grain products on the rise (for 3/16/08) I read that only 7 percent of Americans eat three servings of whole grains a day. Is that accurate? Martha Filipic Anne Smith
06/25/2002 Chow Line: Whole grains a whole lot better (for 7/14/02) I happen to like whole-wheat bread, brown rice and other whole grains, but I have a hard time convincing my husband to try them. Can you list the reasons why whole grains are better for you? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
10/19/2012 Chow Line: Whole grains turn up in surprising places (10/19/12) A group of us were watching a football game last week, and someone claimed that the tortilla chips we were eating counted as a “whole-grain” food. I find that hard to believe. Is that right? Martha Filipic Carolyn Gunther
06/22/2012 Chow Line: Why green beans aren't really 'beans' (6/22/12) My whole family likes green beans, so we eat them a lot. I recently looked at the Dietary Guidelines and saw we can’t count green beans as beans. Why not? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
10/26/2012 Chow Line: Why it’s important to eat breakfast (10/26/12) I know I should eat breakfast, but I rarely do. Can you explain why it’s so important? I’m always looking for ways to try to lose some extra pounds, and it seems like a good idea to not eat when I’m not hungry, which is typically in the morning.  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/07/2003 Chow Line: Work some soy protein into diet (for 3/16/03) I want to incorporate more soy into my diet. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman