Scary Food Stories
The Checkup from Slate and WBUR on sugar risks, chia seeds, and a second look at the benefits of kale.
Listen to Episode 7 of WBUR’s The Checkup: Scary Food Stories
The Checkup has returned for a second season! Enjoy this health podcast, a collaboration between Slate and WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station. You can find past episodes in The Checkup’s individual feed.
From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. This installment explores the pleasures and perils of sugar, the viral vegetable kale, and whether kale devotees can have too much of a good thing. With a bonus yarn about a chia seed-induced emergency room visit.
Your hosts are Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman, former newspaper reporters and co-producers of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. Each episode of The Checkup features a different topic—previous topics included college mental health, sex problems, the Insanity workout, and vaccine issues.
The Checkup Podcast is produced at WBUR by George Hicks.
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