Chow Line

  1. Chow Line: A tried-and-true DIY ‘detox’ diet

    I’ve seen a lot of different versions of “detox” diets. Which type might work best to help me shed a few pounds this spring?
  2. salmon with leafy greens

    Chow Line: Diet may play role in chronic inflammation

    Are there foods you can eat to reduce chronic inflammation?
  3. washing produce in sink

    Chow Line: Keep fresh produce healthy and safe

    I’m hearing more about antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Should I start cleaning fresh produce with a commercial fruit and vegetable wash?
  4. produce in grocery cart

    Chow Line: Why choose whole foods over processed?

    I’m dating a guy who loves to cook, which is great, but he seems to rely on a lot of processed foods. Would it be worthwhile, health-wise, to try to shift him more toward fresh, whole foods? 
  5. magnifying glass on piece of chocolate

    Chow Line: Sugar alcohols aren’t sugar or alcohol

    What is sugar alcohol? I gave up sugar when I found out it will go into your fat cells if you don’t use it for energy. Does the same thing happen with sugar alcohols? And, is there a difference between different types of sugar alcohol? 
  6. burgers on a grill

    Chow Line: Beef lovers: How safe are your burgers?

    If steaks are safe when cooked to 145 degrees F, why do hamburgers need to be cooked to 160 degrees? All the meat comes from the same cow, right? 
  7. milk jugs

    Chow Line: Calcium important, dairy a good source

    A friend started a new diet, and he said he was surprised to learn milk and other dairy products can actually cause, not prevent, osteoporosis. Can you explain?
  8. stock image of salad with nuts on top

    Chow Line: Find ways to eat nuts without adding calories

    I’ve heard for a long time that eating nuts can be beneficial to your health. But nuts are also really high in calories. How much is enough? How much is too much?
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    Chow Line: Focus on what causes most foodborne illness

    What foods are most problematic when it comes to foodborne illness?
  10. illustration: fruits and vegetables on fork tips

    Chow Line: Great nutrition ideas ripe for the picking

    I need some fresh ideas to give my diet a boost. I eat fairly well now, but I feel like I’m in a rut and want some easy ways to make some changes while keeping health and nutrition front and center. Your thoughts?