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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: 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: Measure food quantities for healthier eating

When eating healthy, try this strategy to feeling fuller on fewer calories. This diet and health how-to video is part of Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger show hosted by Ellie Krieger. Cooking healthy food can be quick, easy, but most of all, delicious. Nutritionist and author Ellie Krieger has created fast and simple healthy recipes for the real world. She'll show you how simple it can be to stay on the healthy track no matter how busy and stressful your life is. Ellie also has strategies ...

How To: Eat foods high in potassium

Potassium is an important metal for keeping your cells alive and can be found in many foods, including fruits, vegetables, and meats. Potassium is a mineral that helps maintain normal fluid balance in your body, helps control blood pressure and reduces your risk of kidney stones. Potassium is particularly high in foods like bananas, sweet potatoes, yogurt, yellow fin tuna and soy beans. Try these tips for buying foods rich in potassium in this healthy nutrition how-to video.

How To: Eat a high fiber diet

Fiber is a very important part of a diet and most people are not getting enough. It's recommended that you consume a minimum of 25 grams of fiber per day if you're a female and about 30 to 38 if you're a male. Learn what to eat for a high fiber diet in this nutrition how-to video.

How To: Eat to prevent cancer

You don't need supplements to prevent cancer, look to the food you eat every day to pack in all the healthy nutrients you need. You will need berries, spices, sources of isothiocyanate, watercress, green tea, sources of folate, Brazil nuts, omega-3-rich fish, garlic, Asian mushrooms, apples, and flaxseed. Watch this video nutrition tutorial and learn how to prevent cancer just through a good diet.

How To: Eat parsley for a healthier diet

Parsley has more beta carotene than a carrot, twice as much vitamin C as an orange and more calcium than milk. Parsley adds a great highlight to many foods and freshens your breath. Watch this Diet & Health how to video to learn how to incorporate it into your diet.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Pick a healthy whole grain bread at the supermarket

Bread is beloved by many for its ability to complement just about any Italian bruschetta, spinach dip, or onion dip. Sandwiches couldn't be sandwiches without bread, and bread is a required foodstuff in a healthy diet. But purchasing the right bread for you requires more than just throwing what's on sale in your cart. In this video, you'll learn which types of bread are best for your health.

How To: Prepare Young Athletes on Game Day with Good Nutrition

Learning what foods are best for athletes can be difficult, especially when you're dealing with young athletes. There diet is entirely different than a older player's nutrition needs. As a parent, you need to know what's bet for you child when game day is approaching, and for a coach, you might be responsible for that child's diet when playing a game away from home, so it's your responsibility to know their nutritional needs as well. Watch this video to learn the proper nutritional content of...

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: 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 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: Find the most nutritious frozen foods in your market

Frozen foods are becoming more and more popular dinners for busy families. These microwave meals can be a great alternative to cooking when you are short on time, but sometimes they pack hidden unhealthy additives like sodium, and excessive calories. Check out this tutorial from Ask Amy and know which frozen meals are the best for your family. Learn to keep an eye on things like preservatives, sodium, calories and fat, and to stay away from artificial junk foods. This way, you will not only b...

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: Incorporate more Selenium into your diet

It is important to maintain a diet rich in selenium. Selenium is an essential trace mineral and antioxidant that protects your cells, boosts the immune system and helps fight infection. Check out this helpful video, and discover how to add more of this great mineral into your diet.

How To: Make your own wheatgrass at home

Wheatgrass is very easy to grow in your own kitchen. All you need is sproutable wheat and a few items you already have in your kitchen. Wheat grass is great for your health but can be pricey to buy fresh every day, so just follow this two part video to learn to make your own.