About the Author

Chandra Johnson-Greene

Chandra Johnson-Greene

Chandra serves as Associate Audience Development Editor at Belvoir Media Group. Prior to joining the company in 2016, Chandra held various writing, editing, PR and social media roles at HooplaHa-Only Good News, Patch, Red 7 Media, and PR Newswire. In addition to launching the Stamford Patch Web site in 2010, Chandra created her own news site for the "City that Works" in 2014. Stamford Buzz covered various topics, including education, entertainment, business and current events in the downtown and Harbor Point neighborhoods. Outside of the city's borders, Chandra covered breaking news and metro stories all over southern Fairfield County during her time with Patch. She received the company's "Mission and Values" award while serving as an associate regional editor for her role in covering the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012. Chandra graduated from Virginia Union University in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in English, an Associate's degree in Journalism, and a minor in Music. She received her Master's Degree in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism from Syracuse University the following year. Chandra lives in Norwalk, CT with her husband and two daughters.

Articles by Chandra Johnson-Greene

Is Hummus Healthy?

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Is Hummus Healthy?

If you’re a fan of Middle Eastern or Mediterranean cuisine, you’re probably already familiar with the creamy deliciousness that is hummus. And even if you aren’t familiar with those cuisines, you’ve probably seen it served at parties or in restaurants and were somewhat curious about how it tastes and what

Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

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Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

Many of us can recall the excitement of opening our lunch boxes at school and discovering that Mom packed our favorite sandwich—peanut butter and jelly. That unmistakable combination of creamy, sweet, and sometimes crunchy flavor is an American childhood favorite. And even if you’re no longer eating PB&J sandwiches for

Processed Foods: 5 Reasons to Avoid Them

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Processed Foods: 5 Reasons to Avoid Them

As technology advances, the world continues to search for ways to make life just a little more convenient for the next generation. And over the past century, food has been at the center of this mission. From canned and frozen foods in the 1920s to powdered drink mixes and frozen

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

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Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

If you have a list of foods that you regularly avoid because they cause nausea, hives, swelling, cramping, gas, or diarrhea, it’s natural to assume that you’re suffering from a food allergy. But it may not be what it seems. While some of these reactions are distinctly related to allergies,

Is Pizza Healthy?

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Is Pizza Healthy?

The nutritional value of some of your favorite foods—like french fries, soda, and chips, for example—puts them into the category of junk foods to avoid. They’re filled with too much fat, salt, and/or sugar to be part of a healthy diet. Other foods, however, can straddle the line. If your

Sweet Potatoes vs. Potatoes: Which Are Healthier?

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Sweet Potatoes vs. Potatoes: Which Are Healthier?

Known as America’s favorite vegetable, potatoes are beloved for their versatility, their compatibility with other foods, and their ability to be transformed into two of America’s favorite junk foods. And although sweet potatoes aren’t as popular, they’re recognized as a healthier alternative to white potatoes because of their lower calorie

Potassium Benefits Your Heart, Bones, and More

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Potassium Benefits Your Heart, Bones, and More

Unless your doctor has informed you that you’re deficient in potassium, the most you’ve probably heard about this mineral is that it’s good for you and is found abundantly in bananas. Perhaps it’s time to take closer look at how potassium benefits some of the most important functions of your

Gout Foods: Keep These 6 Items in Your Diet

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Gout Foods: Keep These 6 Items in Your Diet

If you’re suffering from the pain and discomfort of gout, foods containing high levels of purine—among them organ meats and certain seafood—should be avoided. But what about foods that are safe to eat and might even help improve your condition?

Gout is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in

Protein Powder Do’s and Don’ts

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Protein Powder Do’s and Don’ts

Protein powder is most popular with (and typically marketed to) athletes and bodybuilders. But it also has caught on with a broader range of consumers—people of various ages and activity levels—who are looking to improve their daily diet habits. But what can protein powder actually do for you? And how