Protect Your Body from Stress

The harmful effects of stress can wreak havoc on your body as you age. Fight back by protecting your most vulnerable organs. Learn about the 3 key nutrients that can fight off the negative effects of aging and keep your body looking and feeling younger.

Protect Your Body from Stress

Keep your eyes, skin and liver healthy and vital with these three powerful nutrients.

Lutein for Your Eyes


As you get older, your eyes become vulnerable to macular degeneration, a disease that can severely damage your vision. Lutein protects your eyes from the oxidative stress and free radical damage that could harm your eyesight. Look for at least 8 mg in your multivitamin, or you can get your daily dose from foods like kale, papaya and eggs.

Zinc for Your Skin

This nutrient acts as a 24-hour on-call skin mechanic. Zinc repairs the wear and tear caused by stressors to your skin. Zinc works to heal tissue by stimulating cell growth and regeneration. Look for zinc in supplement form. Try a dose of at least 8 mg in your multivitamin. Zinc is also found in many foods: Swiss and cheddar cheese, yogurt, baked beans, oysters, crab and lobster.

 

Glucosinolates for Your Liver

Your liver is responsible for detoxifying your body. Glucosinolates can help protect your liver by regulating the enzymes that assist in the detoxification process. The best way to get this important phytonutrient is through food sources like collard greens, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.

3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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