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Watch These Nutrition Videos


Updated March 25, 2014

I've got lots of nutrition articles for you to read here at About.com Nutrition, but I know sometimes it's easier (or just more fun) to watch videos, so here are some of my favorites. They can be found in About.com's extensive video library.

Nutritional Benefits of Potassium

Potassium is one of the dietary minerals your body needs for a variety of functions including fluid balance, and for normal muscle and nervous system function. This video explains why you might want to get more potassium in your diet. Watch the Video

Learn More - Articles About Potassium
Potassium Overview
Recommendations for Water, Sodium and Potassium
Can Low or High Potassium Levels Be Caused by Arthritis Medications?

How to Increase Potassium in Your Diet

Potassium is found in a variety of foods, but you'll find the most in fruits and vegetables. This video offers some easy tips for getting more potassium in your diet. Watch the Video

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Nutrition Facts for Raisins
Nutrition Facts for Bananas
Are Potatoes Good or Bad for Your Health?
Foods High In Potassium

What is Spelt?

Spelt is a healthful grain that can be used as an alternative to wheat (although it does contain gluten). This video describes the nutritional value of spelt, offers suggestions for replacing wheat with spelt, along with tips for baking with spelt flour. Watch the Video

Learn More - Articles About Spelt
Spelt - An Ancient Grain
All About Spelt
Is Spelt Gluten-free?

5 Ways to Add Spelt to Your Diet

Spelt adds a nutty and slightly sweet flavor to baked goods. You can use it in place of wheat in most recipes, or you can find spelt breads and pasta products in health food (and some regular) grocery stores. Watch the Video

Do More - Bake with Spelt
Basic Spelt Pie Crust
Pecan and Spelt Flour Pie Crust
Spelt Bread with Bananas and Dates

What are Saturated Fats?

Saturated fats are solid at room temperature and are found mostly in animal products, but tropical oils are high in saturated fats too. Learn how saturated fats might impact your blood cholesterol levels and if you should reduce your saturated fat intake. Watch the Video

Learn More - Articles About Saturated Fats
The Main Sources of Saturated Fat
What Is the Difference Between Saturated Fats and Unsaturated Fats?
Cooking Oils and Saturated Fat

Low-fat Cooking On a Budget

You can cut back your saturated fat intake by adding some low fat meals to your weekly menu. This video tells you how to get started on a low fat lifestyle without breaking your budget. Watch the Video

Do More - Start Cooking Low-fat Foods
Make a Low-fat Black Bean Soup
How to Make Low-fat Mediterranean Pizza
Low-fat Mini Meatloaf

How to Stock a Low Carb Pantry

Whether you're ready to embrace a low carb lifestyle or just want to cut back on excess sugar and starch, you'll find helpful tips in this video. Great ideas for stocking a healthy and low carb pantry. Watch the Video

Learn More - Articles About Carbohydrates and Sugar
How Many Carbohydrates Do I Need Each Day?
What Are Simple Carbohydrates?
Why Do I Crave Sugar When I'm Not Even Hungry?

Tips for Sugar-Free Snacking

Mindless snacking often leads to overconsumption of sugar and calories. But, if you put your mind to it, you can add nutritional value to your day by choosing snacks that are nutrient-dense. This video give you ideas for finding and preparing healthier sugar-free snacks. Watch the Video

Do More - Start Cooking Sugar-free Foods
Sugar-free Cheesecake
Sugar-free Vegan Carrot Cake
Sugar-free Muffins
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