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11/20/2009 Chow Line: Alternate-day fast not a proven diet (for 11/29/09) A friend is trying to lose weight by eating very little every other day. I don't think it's healthy, but she says it works. Is this kind of diet recommended? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
01/13/2012 Chow Line: Americans flunk healthy eating index (1/13/12) I’m trying to eat more healthfully by following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the “MyPlate” tips. I thought I had been eating OK, but I’m surprised at how drastically I’ve changed my diet. Do many people actually follow these recommendations?   Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
09/23/2011 Chow Line: Apples really could keep doctor away (for 10/2/11) Are apples as good for you as other fruits are? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
04/22/2011 Chow Line: Asparagus: Get it fresh, don't overcook (for 5/1/11) When I was growing up, I hated asparagus, and I've avoided it ever since. But I was recently at a conference where they served grilled asparagus. It was delicious. Could my taste buds have changed that much?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/16/2007 Chow Line: Baby carrots big on nutrition Are baby carrots really young carrots? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
08/09/2012 Chow Line: Be safe: Keep cream pies cool (8/10/12) I made a chocolate cream pie for guests this weekend. We left it out on the counter for most of the afternoon, and one of my guests told me that I should have kept it refrigerated, and since I didn’t, we should throw it away. Was she right? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
05/04/2007 Chow Line: Be smart, informed when eating out (for 5/13/07) I'm trying to lose weight, but it's hard when we eat out. Any tips? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
08/24/2012 Chow Line: Behavior changes key in weight loss (8/24/12) What are some of the things people do (besides eating less) to help them lose weight successfully? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
02/18/2011 Chow Line: Boost these foods, nutrients in your diet (for 2/28/11) What nutrients are generally lacking in the American diet? Which foods should I focus on increasing to help?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
07/26/2007 Chow Line: Bored with lettuce? Be bold with greens (for 8/5/07) I'm interested in trying some different kinds of greens for my salads, but I'm not sure what would be the best choices. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/07/2010 Chow Line: Brown rice, not white, a whole grain (for 5/16/10) Is rice a whole grain? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
01/14/2011 Chow Line: Build diet around nutrient-rich foods (for 1/23/11) I keep hearing about "nutrient-rich" foods. Do you have any ideas on how I could incorporate more into my diet?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
01/12/2007 Chow Line: Build muscle (and use it) to lose weight (for 1/21/07) I want to exercise more to help me lose weight. Should I focus more on strength-training or aerobics? Martha Filipic Jackie Buell
10/19/2007 Chow Line: Caffeine OK, but can irritate stomach (for 10/28/07) A colleague just experienced a bout of stomach flu. As she recovered, she said she felt OK as long as she didn't consume caffeine. Was it the caffeine or the coffee that upset her stomach? Martha Filipic Marti Andrews
05/16/2008 Chow Line: Calcium difficult for body to absorb (for 5/25/08) I always have milk in the morning with my high-fiber cereal. But a friend told me that fiber prevents the body from absorbing calcium. If that's true, what should I do? Martha Filipic Robert DiSilvestro
03/15/2012 Chow Line: Calcium essential throughout life (3/16/12) My doctor suggested I take a few antacid tablets every day to get additional calcium. A colleague said I should space them throughout the day instead of taking them all at once. Is that true? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
02/21/2008 Chow Line: Calcium important even with arthritis (for 3/2/08) I have arthritis and am developing knobs on my bones. Should I reduce my calcium intake? Also, what are good sources of calcium if you are lactose intolerant? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
11/27/2006 Chow Line: Cassava roots source of tapioca What exactly is tapioca? Where does it come from? 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