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  1. Chow Line: Some carb choices better than others

    I recently had a physical, and the results of my blood sugar test were a little high. Since then, I started examining carbohydrate amounts on Nutrition Facts labels, and am surprised at how many carbs are in one of my favorite foods, black beans. Can I fit black beans into a lower-carb diet?
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    Chow Line: Experts remain on sidelines over chia

    Some of my friends are huge fans of chia seeds. Do they really offer so many health benefits, or is it just hype?
  3. Chow Line: Wax off, wax on? Waxed produce OK

    Why is there a waxy substance on some of the fruits and vegetables I buy at the grocery store? Is it safe?
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    Chow Line: Debate continues over ‘disease’ label

    I’m not sure what to make of the fact that so many people are now calling obesity a “disease.” What’s the point? Isn’t it a cop-out?
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    Chow Line: Chocolate, wine grab the headlines

    With Valentine’s Day approaching, I am wondering about the so-called health benefits of chocolate and wine. I hear a lot about that this time of year, but I’m skeptical. Is there any truth to the hype?
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    Chow Line: Make food donations count

    I helped during a recent food drive, and I saw some of the donated items were past their expiration date. Is that OK? Are they safe?
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    Chow Line: Drink up: Choose water first for thirst

    None of my kids drink a lot of water. Should I encourage them to drink more?
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    Chow Line: Peanut butter a hearty choice

    Is peanut butter as good for you as peanuts are? And are peanuts as healthful as other nuts?
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    Chow Line: Cranberries not just for Thanksgiving

    I have been seeing more and more “healthy” recipes that call for cranberries or dried cranberries. Is this just a new fad, or are cranberries really good for you?
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    Chow Line: Safety tactics differ for different foods

    I recently saw something about the government increasing its efforts to combat Salmonella in poultry. But isn’t Salmonella also a potential problem in fresh produce? Why not include fruits and vegetables, too?

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