When I call up Royal Hawaiian Seafood Co. most days, I talk about fish types, price and sustainability. The fishmongers’ voices are quick and specific. This morning, however, I called later, and we strayed into other topics: flavor likes and dislikes, empty calories and the way the body processes already over-processed foods with sugar spikes and falls. How . . .

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