5 Easy Cheese Swaps

Overcome your dairy cheese addiction with these alternatives.

5 Easy Cheese Swaps

Think you're not eating that much cheese? Most of us don't even notice how much cheese we consume, but it's everywhere -- in our breakfast sandwiches, salads, burritos, and more. To cut back on the saturated fat and sodium, give these five deliciously healthy alternatives a try. You'll get the texture and flavor you crave, without any of the unwelcomed side-effects.

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With avocado you get the same creamy texture that comes from melted cheese but without the unwelcome sodium and saturated fat. You can smear avocado on a freshly toasted slice of bread, mix it into your pasta, add it to your favorite sandwich, or blend it into a sauce – the options are endless.

More: 50 Ways to Use Avocados

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.