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Chew On This: 08/25

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More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine and cheese, soda and fries. By themselves, each one has pros and cons. Bread, for instance, can be a great source of fiber and whole grains, and butter, well, it has been criticized for containing […]

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Chew on this: 08/18

Improve your eating habits at work By Jayne Powers   Every winter, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone, California, sponsor the “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives” conference. The premise is sound: Stock a healthy kitchen with nutrient-rich foods, and you’re more likely to eat well and stay well. […]

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Chew on this: 08/11

Save your brain By Jayne Powers Our bodies have touch points that require not only adequate nutrition but proper nutrition. For example, our hearts benefit from eating foods low in sodium. But what about our brains? There are food groups and associated vitamins that benefit the brain—and they are readily available in grocery stores, not […]

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Chew on this: 08/04

Condiment conundrum By Jayne Powers   When buying food, we should focus on picking nutrient-rich foods that are low in saturated fats, sugar and sodium. If there’s no nutrition facts label, it probably means it’s either a vegetable or fruit. In this case, you’re good to go. Buy and eat as much as you’d like, […]

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Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take a hard and fast ride down the Crescent Trail to Thompson Boat Center near the Potomac River in Washington, DC. I felt revved up to hit the trail after a stressful day, knowing that I […]

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Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, and you may feel worried that the strong lighting causes harm to fresh vegetables in the produce section. Don’t think that for a minute. While it may sound counterintuitive, the lighting that shines down on […]

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Chew on this: 07/14

Bad egg… or good egg? By Jayne Powers   Back in the day, when my mom reached for a carton of eggs at the grocery store, she only had one option: white eggs. OK, and maybe brown eggs. But except for size—medium, large and jumbo—there weren’t any other choices. It was just a quick peek […]

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Chew on this: 07/07

Hide the sugar By Jayne Powers   We eat it. Drink it. Sing about it. Scrub ourselves with it and find industrial uses for it. The all-around substance I’m referring to is the white stuff we know as sugar, or sucrose—a molecule responsible for wreaking havoc on the American diet. The average person, for example, […]

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Chew on this: 06/30

Back-of-the-envelope nutrition By Jayne Powers   From picking quality carbohydrates to protein powders and dietary supplements, there are scores of back-of-the-envelope tips to optimize your health and eating habits. I’ll share a few that I rely on when I shop for food and supplements. But before I do, I’d like to emphasize that these tips […]

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Chew on this: 6/23

Breakfast (lunch and dinner) for bed By Jayne Powers Whether or not certain foods possess the power to spice up your sex life is a matter for scientists to explore and research. As far as I can tell, there isn’t a lot of hard science to back up claims of achieving a higher sex drive […]

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Chew on this: 06/16

Protein and your bones By Jayne Powers Learning what people eat can be great food for thought. When presenting information about pre-workout nutrition at a private club in Washington, D.C., I asked participants what they typically eat before working out. The majority said they paired protein with water. Well, they got half of the answer […]

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Chew on this: 6/10

How diet affects wound healing By Jayne Powers Last fall, I described my harrowing experience of being ejected over the handle bars of my bike and sheering the bony tip of my elbow, the olecranon. Thankfully, my trauma doctor repaired the fracture with a plate and eight screws, and I was on my way to recovery, […]

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Chew on this: 06/02

Whole-grain migraine By Jayne Powers One of the problems with eating the healthy, good stuff is that it doesn’t always taste so good. For example, when I first experimented with whole-grain pasta, I remember it tasted overbearingly wheaty. For years afterward, I stuck with standard pasta, the amber kind made from semolina durum wheat, thinking […]

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Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we have to pay attention to not only what we eat, but how we prepare our food. With the air getting warmer and grilling season upon us, you may be planning for a weekend filled with […]

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Chew on this: 05/19

What to believe about coconut oil claims By Jayne Powers Coconuts are on a roll as a wonder food. I agree. Like, I wonder how true, or nutty, the truth is behind the health claims about coconuts. Coconut oil and other coconut products are often pitched as a cure-all food for a variety of chronic […]

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Chew on this: 05/12

Weight loss for pudgy pets By Jayne Powers Pets, like people, get pudgy – even obese. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53 percent of dogs and 55 percent of cats in the United States are obese or overweight. Other pets are not immune to this pet health crisis. If Polly wants a […]

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The next sound you hear will be…well, I don’t know what it will be but I know what it won’t […]

Debate 6/12: A tweet too far

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Was anyone really surprised? Roseanne Barr has stepped in it again. Always a loose cannon, she managed to offend just […]

If you’ve seen one ‘Ocean’, you’ve seen ‘Ocean’s 8’

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Near the start of “Ocean’s 8,” we’re led to believe that Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is dead and his sister […]

Gin and Tonic on the Horizon

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On June 13, The Rose Music Center is the place to be to get your 90s nostalgia fix as Gin […]

Goodnight Goodnight’s new morning

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“We’ve known Larry for years,” says Gary Thornton of Goodnight Goodnight. He’s talking about the newest addition to their lineup, […]