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Price Chopper Hosts Wellness Chat

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Price Chopper Supermarkets’ senior nutritionist, Ellie Wilson, R.D., M.S. hosted a nutrition and wellness Facebook chat Thursday.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wilson responded to dozens of questions about gluten-free living, weight control, heart-healthy foods and other topics. Among the questions:

  • ”Is store bought hummus healthy?”

Wilson’s response: “Store bought hummus is a good choice. It has great fiber, healthy oils and delicious spices.”

  • “I would like to know if adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder to my cup of coffee once or twice a day will give me the benefits of eating chocolate?”

Wilson’s response: “Adding a tablespoon of cacao powder to your cup of coffee is a fun and smart idea.”

  • “Is it true that 100% black cherry juice helps with gout symptoms?

Wilson’s response: “Unfortunately, there is not a lot of evidence at this time that black cherry juice can reduce gout symptoms.”

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