10 Times a Buttery Spread Improves the Meal

Sure, you know a delicious buttery spread is great on toast, but what else can it do? Here are 10 cooking situations that get a welcome dose of flavor—and good fats!—from buttery spreads made with plant-based oils.

10 Times a Buttery Spread Improves the Meal

If you use a buttery spread made with plant-based oils on toast, you might already like its buttery flavor. But did you know it also offers an easy way to make mono- and polyunsaturated fats, like omega-3 ALA, part of your overall well-balanced diet? When good fats like these replace similar amounts of saturated fat in your diet, they may help reduce the risk of heart disease. For cooking ideas and recipes using buttery spreads made with plant-based oils, read on.

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Grill Chicken or Fish

When grilling season gets underway, chicken dinners become exciting again. To prevent sticking and add delicious buttery flavor, brush chicken breasts with a buttery spread made with plant-based oils, which is a source of omega-3 ALA, a good fat that is also an essential fat. Essential fats are a source of energy and help keep you satisfied, as well as support human growth and development. Multiple studies show that reducing intake of saturated fats in your diet and replacing them with a similar amount of good fats (mono- and polyunsaturated) may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.