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Chow Line: DASH diet no fad, just healthful eating (for 9/16/07)
September 7, 2007 A friend of mine is losing weight on something called the DASH diet. Is it a fad? Actually, the DASH diet is a well-researched healthy eating plan. But its focus isn't on weight loss-- it's on reducing high blood pressure. DASH ...
Chow Line: Go green(er) when choosing lettuce (for 2/11/07)
February 2, 2007 I've read that lettuce actually has very little nutritional value, but I also hear that people need to eat more leafy greens. Isn't lettuce a "leafy green"? What's the real story? It depends what you mean by " ...
Chow Line: Glucose numbers depend on test used (for 11/4/07)
October 26, 2007 My husband was diagnosed with diabetes with a blood sugar level of 180 milligrams per deciliter. A friend who has diabetes said 180 is really pre-diabetes-- a level of 200 is needed for diabetes. Why would the doctor say my husband has di ...
Chow Line: Even LDLs aren't all bad (for 2/25/07)
February 16, 2007 I know there is "good" and "bad" cholesterol, but how do they actually work? You're absolutely right-- we call two different kinds of cholesterol "good" and "bad." But this isn't like a & ...
Chow Line: Build muscle (and use it) to lose weight (for 1/21/07)
January 12, 2007 I want to exercise more to help me lose weight. Should I focus more on strength-training or aerobics? The only answer most professionals would be comfortable with is, of course, "both." Although aerobics are important for tippin ...
Chow Line: Bored with lettuce? Be bold with greens (for 8/5/07)
July 26, 2007 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? If your grocery store's produce section is anything like mine, you have lots of choices. And yo ...
Chow Line: Be smart, informed when eating out (for 5/13/07)
May 4, 2007 I'm trying to lose weight, but it's hard when we eat out. Any tips? Join the club. It can be extremely difficult to guess how many calories you're consuming when eating out. Unless the restaurant has a brochure of nutrition info ...
Chow Line: Cut overall fats, then boost healthful ones (for 7/8/07)
June 29, 2007 I can never remember what types of fat are the healthful kinds. What kinds of fats should I be looking for? The healthful kinds of fats are called monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (as opposed to saturated and trans fats, which we should r ...
Chow Line: Coconut oil unlike other saturated fat (for 12/9/07)
November 30, 2007 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? Most nutritionists don't believe consuming ...
Chow Line: Clementines chock full of nutrition (for 12/23/07)
December 14, 2007 I love those little clementine oranges. Do they have as much vitamin C as other oranges? Ounce for ounce, clementines are a great source of vitamin C. But since they're smaller than the average orange, you'll get less of any nu ...