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  1. Chow Line: Plan ahead to trim food budget (for 2/22/09)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-plan-ahead-trim-food-budget-22209-0

    February 12, 2009 We're trying to cut back on our grocery bill but want to keep eating healthfully. What are some guidelines we should follow? Cutting costs at the grocery store could offer big payoffs, depending on what you currently spend. Accordin ...

  2. Chow Line: Phytochemicals help plants, humans (for 11/4/01)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-phytochemicals-help-plants-humans-11401

    October 16, 2000 I keep hearing good things about "phytochemicals." What are they, exactly? To get to the very basics, phytochemicals are simply chemicals from plants. In fact, phyto is from the Greek word phyton, which means "plant." ...

  3. Chow Line: Pesticide-free not the same as 'organic' (for 8/22/10)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-pesticide-free-not-same-organic-82210-0

    August 13, 2010 At the farmers market I go to each week, one of the vendors sells "pesticide-free" produce. Why don't they just call it "organic"? The vendor says they can't, but she promises they don't use pesticides. T ...

  4. Chow Line: Pay attention when dining out (for 3/9/08)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-pay-attention-when-dining-out-3908-0

    February 29, 2008 When I go to lunch with co-workers, I push to eat at "healthier" fast food places, but my friends say they're not really any better. Is that true? Well, it's true that some restaurants offer more healthful options tha ...

  5. Chow Line: Peanuts nutritious but pack in the calories

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-peanuts-nutritious-pack-calories-0

    March 21, 2008 What are the nutrition pros and cons for peanuts? Peanuts are high in fat and contain a lot of calories-- especially if you just can't stop eating them. But they (and their creamy close relative, peanut butter) are nutrient-dense and o ...

  6. Chow Line: Over 50? Consider B12 supplement (for 2/4/07)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-over-50-consider-b12-supplement-2407

    January 26, 2007 Should I take a vitamin B12 supplement? I'm 68 and in good health. Vitamin B12 deficiency is rare, but older people may, in fact, benefit from taking a supplement. First-- even though you're in good health — you may want to disc ...

  7. Chow Line: Onions good for flavor, health (for 8/8/10)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-onions-good-flavor-health-8810-0

    July 30, 2010 We use onions when preparing supper almost every night. Do they add as much nutrition as they do flavor? Onions are a perfectly good vegetable. They're not exactly a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, but they do offer a respectable a ...

  8. Chow Line: Mushrooms offer nutrients, few calories (for 11/26/06)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-mushrooms-offer-nutrients-few-calories-112606

    November 17, 2006 Are mushrooms a vegetable? Well, that's how they're classified in the food groups. There's no sense in giving "edible fungi" their own category, is there? While they're not nearly as nutrient-dense as many o ...

  9. Chow Line: Not everyone can tolerate gluten (for 5/9/10)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-not-everyone-can-tolerate-gluten-5910-0

    April 30, 2010 In the past few months, two of our friends have told us that they need to avoid eating wheat products, even though they said tests for celiac disease came back negative. Are there other reasons people would need to avoid wheat? It could be ...

  10. Chow Line: Most of us need to eat more produce (for 11/22/09)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-most-us-need-eat-more-produce-112209-0

    November 13, 2009 I think I eat a lot of produce, but my sister, a dietitian, says I should eat more. I usually have a piece of fruit as a mid-morning snack, and I always have a salad and a side dish of vegetables at dinner. Well, I hate to enter into fam ...

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