Anti-Inflammatory Food Swaps

Replace some of the worst culprits in your diet with their anti-inflammatory counterparts with these simple swaps!

Anti-Inflammatory Food Swaps

Heart disease, diabetes, skin irritation, aches and pains – all of these things may be caused by out-of-control inflammation. While stress, lack of exercise and genetics can all cause chronic inflammation, a steady diet of sugars and processed food can do the same. Replace some of the worst culprits in your diet with their anti-inflammatory counterparts with these simple swaps!


Use Olive Oil Instead of Creamy Salad Dressing

Use Olive Oil Instead of Creamy Salad Dressing

Store-bought salad dressings are full of inflammatory sugars and fats. When you use them to dress your vegetables, you can ruin an otherwise healthful meal. Olive oil, however, is full of anti-inflammatory polyphenols. Dressing your salad with a spoonful of extra-virgin olive oil is an easy way to reduce inflammation.

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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