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How to Choose Deliciously Ripe Red or Green Grapes (Video)

How to Choose Deliciously Ripe Red or Green Grapes (Video)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, videos

How can you tell if grapes are really ripe? Find tips for choosing the best grapes, whether red or green varieties.


3 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick From Contaminated Pools, Lakes

3 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick From Contaminated Pools, Lakes

Tags: bacteria, bacterial infection, contaminated water, germs, summer, swimming

Bacteria, whether in swimming pools, water parks or lakes, can cause recreational water illnesses like diarrhea and skin infections. Here are three ways to lower your chances of getting sick.


How to Read a Nutrition Label, Make Healthier Choices

How to Read a Nutrition Label, Make Healthier Choices (Video)

Tags: fat, nutrition labels, protein, videos

It's important to pay attention to nutrition labels and to understand each section. A dietitian walks you through a typical nutrition label so you know what to watch for and how to make healthier decisions.


This Simple Trick Stops Avocados From Turning Brown (Video)

This Simple Trick Stops Avocados From Turning Brown (Video)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, videos

Avocados seem to begin turning brown the moment you cut into them. Watch to learn a simple trick to preventing this from happening.


Recipe: Lighter Thai Vegetable Massaman Curry

Recipe: Lighter Thai Vegetable Massaman Curry

Tags: fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, Recipes, vegetarian

This savory Thai vegetarian dish offers a flavorful, healthy dinner or lunch option. Serve over a whole grain, such as brown rice or couscous, for extra fiber and vitamins.


slices of watermelon

Choose a Perfectly Ripe Watermelon — Here’s How (Video)

Tags: fruits, fruits and vegetables, videos

When you're looking at a bin full of watermelons, how can you tell which one is going to be sweet and not mealy? Here are some simple ways to tell.


pineapple

How to Spot a Sweet, Ripe Pineapple (Video)

Tags: fruits, fruits and vegetables, summer, videos

Do you know how you can tell if a pineapple is ripe? It's not as difficult as you might think. Find tips from a dietitian to help you select a sweet, perfectly ripe fruit from the grocery store.


fries, burger and pizza

5 Ways to Avoid Discomfort After Your Gallbladder Removal

Tags: fat, fiber, gallbladder, gallstones, saturated fat

After gallbladder surgery, digesting fatty foods can be difficult. To avoid gastrointestinal discomfort, limit high-fat, gas-producing foods initially.


35 small colored bottles with various sauces

Make This Easy, Healthy Marinade for Grilled Veggies (Video)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, grilling, Recipes, vegetables, video, videos

Watch this video to see how Chef Jim Perko marinades vegetables for grilling. He uses simple, flavorful ingredients, including balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, chopped garlic, fresh, chopped parsley and Dijon mustard.


turkey bacon on plate

Turkey Bacon: How Healthy Is It Really?

Tags: fat, healthy diet, meat, saturated fat, sodium

Calorie- and fat-conscious eaters may opt for turkey bacon as a healthier alternative to the traditional kind. But this substitute is also high in fat and sodium and offers few other benefits.