Go Nuts for Coconut Oil

If you’re going to choose just one product to add to your health arsenal, coconut oil may be your best bet. Coconut’s chemical compounds make this natural ingredient a powerful tool to solve a whole handful of health issues, including aging, weight balance and infection. Full of antioxidants, this healthy fat is an Oz-approved essential for a healthier you.


Keep Your Weight Balanced

Keep Your Weight Balanced

Coconut fats have special fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Breaking down these types of healthy fats in the liver leads to efficient burning of energy. One 2009 study found that women who consumed 30 ml (about 2 tablespoons) of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks not only did not gain weight, but actually had lowered amounts of abdominal fat, a type of fat that is difficult to lose.

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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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