Many of us struggle with food and other consumer related products because we are simply using them in the way they are not meant to be used.
10. Yogurt. If you like to eat yogurt you may occasionally find a liquid that collects on the top and think it’s gross and pour it down the drain. But not so fast, all you are doing is pouring essential nutrients down the drain. It’s much healthier to consume the liquid because it contains calcium, protein and vitamin B12. Three of the healthiest nutrients found in yogurt.
You don’t have to drink the liquid, just stir it back into your yogurt before eating or just shake the yogurt beforehand so you don’t have to see it separated at the top. That liquid is known as whey.
9. Chicken wings. It’s easy to think there is no wrong way to eat them since they are finger food, right? While it may be socially acceptable to eat chicken wings anyway you want, dealing with the bones can be a hassle. So, don’t just wing it, that’s just foul play because there is an easy way to solve this problem. Here is how you can debone the wing with ease. Hold your chicken wing like a game controller and twist the end back and forth until you feel the cartilage break then pull the second bone out the end, this leaves one bone in the wing. You then put chicken wing in your mouth and pull it off the other bone leaving you with only chicken to chew. This is the best way because you get to eat all the meat at once without the of encountering a bone when you chew.
8. Hard-boiled eggs. For many people the hardest part of cooking hard-boiled eggs is peeling the shell off. If you are struggling with this or avoiding making hard-boiled eggs all together so you don’t have to deal with it, chances are you are doing it wrong.
The best solution is to add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water before you begin which raises the pH of the water. Boil the eggs for about 12 minutes with 2-inches of water above the eggs. When you are done cooking crack both ends on the counter and peel off the shell so that you’ve a hole at the top and bottom of the egg.
Now comes the fun part, all you have to do is blow on one end of the egg and the shell should come right off. They be hard-boiled, but they don’t have to be hard peeled.
7. Oranges. Oranges are a good source of vitamin C and folate, but they can be a hassle to peel. Here is an easy way and you’ll be annoyed you didn’t know sooner. All you’ve to do is cut off the top and bottom of the orange, then make a slice in the peel and simply unroll your orange. It’s now neatly sectioned and easy to eat sort of like a fruity Toblerone.
6. Toothpaste. It’s not a food but also toothpaste is also expended by use so, it’s cost-effective to consume it properly. The first mistake people make when using toothpaste relates to the amount they use. Many people run a long strip of toothpaste across the surface of bristles on their toothbrush. But this is actually too much toothpaste. A pea-sized amount is plenty. Another common mistake people make with toothpaste is rinsing their mouth immediately after brushing.
This isn’t actually what you’re supposed to do. Not rinsing allows the fluoride to stay in and be better absorbed by the teeth protecting them from cavities.
Toothpaste also has a few useful hacks that can help you with cleaning something other than your pearly whites. You can use it to clean your car’s headlights or to get persistent strong smells like garlic or onions off your hands.