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How To: Eat for maximum energy

Candy bars are tasty but all they do is spike your blood-sugar momentarily leaving you with and energy crash. For high, sustained energy you will need a balanced diet full of complex carbohydrate and protein.

How To: Choose healthy snacks for preschoolers

Young children have growing bodies and need healthy snacks for supplying nutrients and energy, especially preschoolers. Their little stomachs just can't handle it. Therefore, it's very important to incorporate some snacks into their daily routine. Try these tips for buying snacks for preschoolers in this nutrition how-to video.

How To: Choose and buy healthy desserts

Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. There are a lot of light or nutritional alternatives to a lot of the desserts that we commonly use or eat. Saving room for dessert is a must for adding any treat to the end of a healthy meal. Learn some tips for buying dessert foods in this nutrition how-to video.

How To: Feed your family healthy meals on a tight budget

Sure, junk food offers lots of calories for not much money. But you can create your own "happy" meals that are tasty, nutritious, and inexpensive. Certain foods to think about are oatmeal, evaporated milk, frozen and canned vegetables, seasonal fruits, bananas, apples, nuts, meat, peanut butter, beans, brown rice, and tuna. Watch this video nutrition tutorial and learn how to feed your family cheap, healthy meals.

How To: Ingest vitamin D and minerals to fight MS

It is argued that sun exposure and warm weather helps people cope with and fight multiple sclerosis. Sun is important to produce vitamin D. There are arguments that vitamin D deficiency is connected with cases of multiple sclerosis. Get a blood test to make sure your vitamin levels are optimum and you are suffering from no mineral or vitamin toxicity.

News: The 5-Second-Rule Is BS, Say Scientists

There's no reason to waste a perfectly good Cheeto just because it dropped on the kitchen floor, right? The "5-second-rule" makes it fair game if you can swipe it up fast enough (this doesn't apply for liquids or foods with floor fuzz stuck to them.) But, is that errant piece of chocolate really safe after it's mixed with the bacteria-laden mud from your shoe?

How To: Become a fruitarian and eat a healthy raw fruit diet

Fruitarians eat only raw fruit and seeds, both for their health—they think cooked food is toxic—and for the environment’s, since they believe that eating vegetables “kills” the plant. This is similar to raw foodist idealogy of eating all live vegan diet. Try it out and you might find you have more energy and lose weight. It's also high in anti-oxidants. They also eat primarily organic and non- GMO (genetically modified foods). This is an eco-friendly diet that uses less energy to get nutrients.

How To: Increase testosterone levels naturally

When men reach middle age their testosterone levels start to drop off, which can lead to health problems and undesired changes in personality. If you want to maintain your levels of that all-important male hormone, watch this video and apply the tips therein, including working out and eating right.

How To: Avoid foods that raise cholesterol

Nancy Dell is telling us what fats are bad for us. Fats that raise cholesterol. There are two categories of that kind of fats which are bad for us one is saturated fats. Saturated fats are those fats which are extracted from animal like milk, cheese, butter, any cream, yogurt, meat etc. So you have to choose low fat milk to get protein, calcium from the milk.

How To: Lower cholesterol naturally

In this video, we learn how to lower cholesterol naturally. If you want to accomplish the task of lowering your cholesterol without the use of drugs, it can be done! First, you need to make sure you are eating a diet that has healthy carbohydrates and starches, legumes and beans are both great for this. Also, make sure you avoid foods that have a lot of saturated fat or trans fats, because these will raise cholesterol substantially. Fruits, oats, soy foods, and vegetables will also help lower...

How To: Make nutritious and easy one-dish meals

We all know how it goes: You've just come home from a grueling day at work followed by a grueling drive back, and you're beat. Even the thought of forcing your feet to the kitchen and turning on the stove makes you shudder. So you pick up the phone and order a pizza and buffalo wings. Sure, it's tasty, but is that really the best thing you could be eating?

How To: Make healthy and filling school lunches

School lunches are either super oily and disgusting (pizzas with a thick layer of oil on top or double cheeseburgers) or far too healthy for any kid to want to eat (lackluster salads with iceburg lettuce, tomatoes, and ranch). This causes a dilemma for kids who want to eat healthy without sacrificing taste.

How To: Lower blood sugar naturally

In this tutorial, we learn how to lower blood sugar naturally with Nancy Dell. The foods you can add to your diet that will lower blood sugar include 1 tsp of cinnamon a day! This can lower your blood sugar by 25%. The other food you can have is green tea, which can prevent diabetes if you drink it daily. Fenugreek is an Indian spice that can help lower blood sugar by 20% if you take 1 gram a day. Finally, take foods that are rich in magnesium, which will reduce the risk of blood sugar proble...

How To: Add vinegar to your diet & discover the health benefit

In this tutorial, learn all about Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a natural product and works fantastic as an internal cleanser for your body. You can also use apple cider vinegar on the outside of your body to help with things like keeping your hair shiny and even treating cuts and insect bites. Check out this tutorial from Creative Tips and get the rundown on this miracle elixer.

How To: Get started on a macrobiotic diet

A macrobiotic diet is a healthy way of eating that promotes good digestion and weight loss. In this tutorial, learn all about this diet and why the celebrities love to follow it. If you are considering a healthier lifestyle filled with grains and veggies, this is perfect for you. Check out this clip and consider the option.

How To: Enjoy pomelos as part of a healthy diet

Pomelos are large yellow grapefruit like fruit that are often found in Chinese markets during the winter and early Spring. If you are wondering what these fruits are and when the best time is to buy one, check out this quick advice from Dr. Savant. The good doctor will tell you all about his favorite fruit.

How To: Make fresh homemade tomato sauce

This video demonstrates how to make a tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes that you can use on things like pasta or pizza. The ingredients needed to make the sauce are diced onions, minced garlic, some olive oil, dried mixed herbs, chopped fresh tomatoes (you can use canned tomatoes if you like), and some salt and pepper for seasoning.

How To: Grow wheatgrass at home

Incorporating wheatgrass into your diet can be beneficial to your overall health in many ways. This video teaches you how to grow wheatgrass in your home to supply yourself with a constant batch to include in your diet. First, add about a cup of wheatgrass seed to a jar of water. Drain the water out and continue to rinse the seeds several more times. Leave the jar of seeds to sit for about a day and half to allow the seeds to sprout. Then evenly spread the sprouted wheatgrass on a layer of we...

How To: Make quick and easy spicy lentil dip

Developyourqi teaches viewers how to make Spicy Lentil Dip! First, you will need 3 cups of cooked lentils, 2 medium diced onions , 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of garlic, coriander, cumin, ginger and dried chili. You will also need sea salt and lemon juice. You can vary all of these ingredients according to your taste. Basically, you want to put all of your ingredients together in a food processor and blend this mix. You will want to process the mix of ingredients until it is all s...

How To: Make healthy baked beans

The tutor advises that the beans are high in protein and fiber but the problem is that when you buy it from the market they are high in sugar and also have artificial colors. So to make healthy beans first of all you need to take a can of 'cannellini organic beans'. You can also use any other type of beans. Now you need some water and some salt to go with it. Add these beans in a pan. You can also add some left over beans. You can now add some 'organic strained tomatoes' which is just like a ...

How To: Make quick and easy healthy falafel

In this video, we learn how to make falafel. Make sure you let your chickpeas soak for 8-12 hours before you boil them for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. You will need 3 c cooked chickpeas, 2 diced medium onions, 1 tbsp garlic, 1/2 c chopped parsley, 3 tbsp flour, 2 tsp coriander, 2 tsp cumin, salt, pepper and oil. First, take all the ingredients and put them into a food processor. Once the mixture forms the mix, grab it and form them into patties about 1 cm thick. Next, place the patties into a hot pan a...

How To: Eat properly and lower high cholesterol

Many Americans have high cholesterol and the foods we eat are often the cause of the problem. In this episode of Ask Amy, learn how to choose your foods wisely and actually lower your cholesterol by eating better. You don't have to sacrifice everything you love for your cholesterol, but adding in some of these healthy alternatives will certainly help.

How To: Read and understand a nutrition label

This video shows how to read, understand and interpret the "Nutrition Facts" on food labels. First he explains the fats. Unsaturated fats are good for you, but saturated and trans fats are unhealthy. Cholesterol can be lowered by unsaturated fats and raised by saturated fats. Sodium is salt, and can make you bloated if you have too much or don't drink enough water. Carbohydrates are broken down into fiber and sugars. Fiber is good for digestion, and it's good to keep the amount of sugar low. ...

How To: Make double chocolate protein cookies

Jennifer DiDonato gives you a delicious recipe to healthy chocolate chip cookies. Rather than taking the approach to deprive yourself until you lose control, replace your chocolate chip cookie recipe with my Double Chocolate Protein Cookies. They contain slow digesting complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, lots of protein, and minimal sugar. Watch this Made Fit TV episode to see how simple they are to bake.

How To: Lose weight using the facts and numbers

In this Made Fit TV podcast, Jennifer DiDonato provides you with examples of foods that you eat or, should be eating almost everyday of the week. But, she break it down to show you just how many extra calories you may be eating based on portion and selection, and how you can eliminate 3,500 calories - one pound - a week, from nutrition alone. Just don't forget to workout, too! With this you'll start losing weight in no time.

How To: Stay healthy by drinking coffee

In this video tutorial, viewers learn that drinking coffee will help them stay healthy. Coffee contains antioxidants called polyphenol which helps prevent tiptur diabetes, Parkinson's disease, memory decline and advanced prostate cancer. An average American consumes about 3 cups a day. It's better to take 6-8 sips ever hour until the afternoon and it will keep you alert. Don't consume it all at once in the morning. If concerned about caffeine, drink decaf coffee instead. You will still get so...

How To: Make a homemade natural colon cleansing drink

In order to make a natural colon cleansing drink in your own home you only need a couple of easy items. First, you need cranberry juice (about a full cup). Next, you need to add in about a tablespoon of volcanic gas. This will help aide in breaking up the material on the colon's wall. Next, add Selium holes that breaks up the material also. As soon as you have all of your ingredients mixed and broken together, drink down the drink quickly. Finally, use liquid chlorophyll to now cleanse out yo...

How To: Maintain heart health for women

Learn how to maintain your heart health at any age! Great advice for all women because the younger you are the better chance you have at protecting your heart and preventing heart disease. Starting at age 30 you should start getting cholesterol test just to keep yourself in check. Once you hit 40 you should start scheduling stress echo cardiograms which can indicate if there are problems with your heart. Once you reach 50 you really need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack...