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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
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
08/01/2008 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
02/11/2011 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
06/29/2007 Chow Line: Cut overall fats, then boost healthful ones (for 7/8/07) I can never remember what types of fat are the healthful kinds. What kinds of fats should I be looking for? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
09/07/2007 Chow Line: DASH diet no fad, just healthful eating (for 9/16/07) A friend of mine is losing weight on something called the DASH diet. Is it a fad? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
09/18/2009 Chow Line: Detailed food safety information online (for 9/27/09) My daughter recently learned she is pregnant, and I know food safety is an important issue during pregnancy. Where can we find good resources to make sure she doesn't eat anything that inadvertently would put her or her baby at risk? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
10/22/2010 Chow Line: Diabetes must be taken seriously (for 10/31/10) My wife was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. How serious of a condition is it? Martha Filipic Shelby Sutphen
02/27/2009 Chow Line: Do what you can to get enough calcium (for 3/8/09) Is there an age-related guideline for calcium intake? As an older man, I want to be sure I'm getting enough. Martha Filipic Jackie Buell
04/11/2008 Chow Line: Don't alter recipes for home canning (for 4/20/08) My wife and I started canning last year but some of the recipes have a heavy vinegar flavor. Where can I find advice on safely altering recipes or creating some of our own? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/28/2010 Chow Line: Don't give up if some dairy is hard to digest (for 6/6/10) I think I'm lactose intolerant because I always get cramps after eating a dish of ice cream, especially if it's really rich. I've started to avoid dairy altogether, but now I'm worried about calcium. What's your advice? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
12/08/2006 Chow Line: Don't grow Santa's belly during the holidays (for 12/17/06) I really do not want to gain weight over the holidays this year. Any good tips? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
05/18/2012 Chow Line: Don't let vacation go to waist (5/18/12) We’ll be spending two weeks driving around the Midwest on vacation this summer. I hate the idea of eating a lot of fast food. Do you have some tips for healthy eating while on the road? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
07/09/2010 Chow Line: Don't opt for organics for wrong reasons (for 7/18/10) I saw a message posted on the web that a person lost a lot of weight by eating only organic foods. Is that possible? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
12/05/2008 Chow Line: Drinking water may help shed pounds (for 12/21/08) A friend lost about 30 pounds by (she says) just drinking a lot of water. Can you really lose weight that way? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
08/17/2007 Chow Line: Dry garden veggies for longtime bounty (for 8/26/07) I want to dehydrate some of the vegetables from my garden this year. What guidelines do you recommend? Martha Filipic Doris Herringshaw
02/04/2010 Chow Line: Eat for a healthy heart (for 2/14/10) My family has a history of heart disease. What should I focus on to make my diet as heart-healthy as possible? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer