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    Chow Line: Carbohydrates: How low is low?

    I heard about a study recently that said low-carb diets worked better than low-fat diets. My question is, how “low” is low-carb?
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    Chow Line: Green beans aren’t quite beans

    This year we have an overabundance of green beans from our garden. If we eat them with rice, will they make a complete protein like other beans do? Green beans aren’t really “beans,” at least according to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. They’re great vegetables, though.
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    Chow Line: Kids still not eating enough produce

    How many fruits and vegetables should children eat every day?
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    Chow Line: Wellness programs spread to schools

    After being inundated with “wellness” messages at work, I started walking more and have lost a few pounds. But it seems to me that children need to hear these kinds of things just as much as adults do. What’s happening in schools?
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    Chow Line: Eat better while spending less

    Every week, I wince at the cost when I go through the grocery store checkout line. How can I save money but still eat healthfully? 
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    Chow Line: When good fruit goes bad

    When I hear about a recall involving fresh produce, how can I find out if the fruits and vegetables in my refrigerator are affected? If I buy organic produce, am I safe? Information about recent recalls and food safety alerts are available on the front page of
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    Chow Line: Look beyond high fructose corn syrup

    What’s the difference between corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup?
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    Chow Line: With kids, forget ‘weighty’ discussion

    Like me, my children are overweight. I’m having trouble figuring out how to talk with them about it. What’s the best approach?
  9. Chow Line: For now, stick with low- or nonfat dairy

    I tend to drink 1 percent or fat-free milk, but recently I’ve heard that full-fat dairy might help with weight loss. Should I switch?
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    Chow Line: Take steps against foodborne illness

    I got hit with a nasty bug last week, and I wonder if it might have been food poisoning. I’m OK now, but what kinds of food poisoning are most common, and what are the symptoms?