When you're trying to cut some calories or just eat more veggies, it's important to enjoy what you're eating. If all you're doing is telling yourself "no" and focusing on what you can't eat, you are pretty much destined to fail at your diet.
How many of us actually drink enough water? It's one of the easiest ways to improve your health, but most people don't get nearly as much as they should. We've grown so accustomed to soda, coffee, and sugary juices that water just seems bland by comparison. That's why drinks like VitaminWater are so popular. They're marketed as being just like water, but better tasting and with even more vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Who wouldn't want all the benefits of drinking water a...
We've all walked into a restaurant with the best of intentions only to order something absurd, like a cheese-injected burger topped with bacon on a brioche bun. It's delicious for the few minutes it takes to eat the thing, and then you're left with a bellyful of regret and an inability to directly look at the numbers on your scale. Turns out that getting yourself to make healthy choices isn't as hard as one might think.
Move over whole wheat — white bread may be back in style after a new study shows that it may be your gut microbes that decide what kind of bread is best for you.
There are certain foods and beverages that can actually brighten your smile or improve your dental health when you chew or sip them. Once you understand their chemical properties or textures, you can look to items you already have in your cupboards or refrigerator to help keep your teeth looking and feeling their best.
When we were kids, snacks on-the-go or in our lunch box were often Kellogg's Nutri-Grain cereal bars. There were flavors like strawberry, blueberry, and our beloved apple-cinnamon.
Cooking spray is super convenient to have around, but it can be expensive compared to regular old oil, and sometimes comes with some nasty sounding additives like dimethylpolysiloxane and dimethyl silicone.
You might not think a mixed reality headset could help kids eat their vegetables, but that's the exact premise behind Habit.at—the app that won the "Social Good" category at the 2016 HoloHacks competition in Los Angeles.
There are so many kitchen gadgets that only do one thing. You can buy a special tool to strip the kernels off an ear of corn, de-stem your strawberries, or cut bananas into perfectly uniform slices, but that's all it'll do. It's easy to get carried away, and before you know it you find yourself designating an "everything" or "miscellaneous" drawer. Then there are the tools that have multiple functions, but you know you'd never use them often enough to justify spending the money. Unless you co...
You can make a pretty strong case for pancakes being the ultimate breakfast food. They taste like a treat for a special occasion, yet they're not bad for you (presuming you don't share my whipped cream and maple syrup habits). They can be customized and accessorized, and they cook up in just a few minutes.
Apple's MacBook line of laptops is quite famous for their extensive battery life, thanks to various technologies that Apple has utilized. However, all things must pass, and over time your MacBook's battery will degrade. Certain use scenarios can accelerate the degradation of the battery—from excessive usage to high temperatures to overloading the system—and this can all lead to the untimely obliteration of your battery.
Whipped cream is one of the most iconic dessert toppings around, but the full-fat version is not the most forgiving when it comes to fat content. With the holidays just around the corner, learn how to spare yourself a few calories—especially if you love the creamy texture of whipped toppings!
I think we've all had that childhood (or adult) desire to have ice cream for dinner. But veggies for dessert? It's something I had nightmares about as a kid.
Want greener and healthier grass around your home? With some care and a little work, you could have the greenest landscape in the county. Lowe's has the tips you need in this five-part video series on lawn maintenance.
Fourth of July is, at its core, a foodie holiday. When you get together with friends and family to celebrate the occasion, it's almost impossible to avoid stuffing your face with grilled meats, excessive BBQ sauce, coleslaw, hot dogs, french fries, and more.
In this clip, learn how to make fresh, healthy, whole wheat, fiber rich bread crumbs that you can use in many recipes. These crumbs are easy to make and are so much better for you than the type you purchase at the store. No preservatives, hydrogenated oils or fats or any other mystery ingredients.
In this tutorial, Chef Andre Robin shows us how to make a homemade roux. A roux is a basis for soups, stews, gumbos and much more. You can make a roux in as little as three minutes and do it easily. First, take 1 cup of powdered roux mix. Once you've done this mix it with 2 cups of cool water and put it in a saucepan over medium heat. Once it's dark and gooey you have your very own roux. You can add onions, celery, green pepper, chicken, sausage, rice and many other different items to make yo...
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 ...
In this tutorial, talk show host Jenny Jones shows you how easy it is to take store bought butter and a smidge of canola oil and mix them together into a healthier spread. This butter can be used like normal butter in recipes, on toast and anywhere else. Try this easy mixture out - you won't lose any of the taste and you just might live longer! Enjoy!
The "better deviled egg is renamed the "angel" egg. Boil as many eggs as you want to prepare. The ingredients you will need besides the eggs are: pickles (dilled are preferred) and humus. Take the hard-boiled egg and cut it lengthwise. Remove the yolk. Take a tablespoon of your humus and fill the egg white. Chop your dill pickle and put on top of the humus. That is how you make an "angel" egg.
Many consider the skin to be the tastiest part of the chicken. As these things go, that means it's the least healthy part of the whole bird. If you want to make a healthier, low-fat chicken dish, watch this video to learn how to skin a whole raw chicken to prepare it for whatever healthy chicken dish you like!
Yolks may be your favorite part of an egg, but that doesn't mean they're healthy! If you're truly committed to eating better and living healthier, then watch this video to see why you should toss egg yolks out and how to live healthier.
If you were blessed with a natural mane bursting with shine, volume, and movement like those chicks in Pantene commercials, then we don't like you. Just kidding, but if that is your lot then you really don't have to check out this tutorial.
We once read a Twitter profile that said, "Love food. Hate exercise. Will die of heart attack." While that's funny and all, we doubt any of you guys and gals would want to drop dead on your 40th birthday. While we're totally for the occasional splurge, it's definitely a good idea to begin eating healthy now.
While ramen noodles aren't unhealthy per se, they aren't packed full of vitamins either. But if you're a fan of these cheap, tasty noodles, there are ways to make the meal more balanced.
When vending machines are your only midday eating option at work, how on earth do you manage to keep up a regimen of eating healthy? The answer is to watch this video, then choose your snack with a guilt-free grin!
Avoid the greasy mess of fried chicken without missing the flavor by grilling. Grilled chicken is delicious and much better for you than fried. Follow along with this video and have a great barbeque.
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.
If you want to keep your inner snack monster under control, sniff an apple. Studies have shown that sniffing an apple or a banana helps curve your appetite. Craving something deliciously sweet? Take a whiff of something vanilla-scented, like a vanilla-scented candle.
Most of you probably know that carrots are great for eye vision, but what other foods should you eat to help keep your eyes healthy and decrease your risk of suffering from cataracts or retinal diseases in the future?
Washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner in the shower should be a pretty straightforward process, but there's a good possibility that you've been doing it wrong all these years.
Kids love Cheetos. There's nothing better than those crispy sticks and the joy of licking your orange fingertips when you finish. Or is there? Watch this Food Facts tutorial and learn why you should keep your family far away from Cheese doodles and other types of puffs. This clip will give you a basic rundown of all the mysterious ingredients inside these snacks and offer advice on finding much healthier alternatives for your family.
The Dukan Diet is the latest diet fad to sweep America, after dominating France for years already. It's been called the French Atkins diet, and is in fact a high-protein weight-loss solution, but sounds considerably healthier than Atkins ever did. This video will explain the Dukan Diet to you and how you can get on it.
Like a massage for your body, a hand massage helps achieve many things at once, reducing stress, reducing muscle tension and strain, and relieving coagulated chi. If an exfoliating microdermabrasion product is used you'll also end up with healthier, more glowy skin.
Pectin, which comes from the cell walls of plants, is used as a primary gelling agent in many james and preserves. Most jam makers go to grocery stores to purchase pectin in powder form, but it's much healthier to make it yourself. Check out this video to learn how to produce pectin from underripe green apples.
Doctors and nutritionists recommend we eat whole wheat and sprouted grains rather than white or enriched bread because it's healthier for us, but we know you probably don't follow that rule when you're starving and run into a convenience store for a quick snack (Ho hos, anyone?).
Eating healthy does not mean crunching on cardboard 24/7, even if that's what your kids think. While it's always easy to reach for a neat package of Cheetos and toss that into your kid's lunchbox for school, doing so means you're giving them a hefy serving of artificial coloring (some of which has been linked to cancer), artificial flavoring, and high fructose corn syrup.
This two part video features how to make soda and what you need to do before making any lacto-fermented soda recipes. Watch and learn how to make your own soda and lacto fermented food.
Thanksgiving is almost near and everyone's scrambling around for turkey and stuffing recipes. But if you're expecting guests with coeliac disease, then you're going to have to play it safe. Use this stuffing recipe that abides to a gluten-free diet, but just because it's gluten-free, doesn't mean it won't taste great! Trust us, you won't even tell the difference!
Are you having a baseball playoffs party soon but are getting a little tired of serving the same storebought chips and dip and greasy slices of pizza? Opt for a healthier - albiet just as delicious - alternative by baking some soft pretzels instead. Check out this food video to learn how to make soft pretzels without lye.