Healthy Living

5 Tips for Staying Healthy on the High Seas — Cruises for Food-Lovers

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At dinnertime on my first-ever cruise, my server asked me: "Would you like another entrée?" I was so surprised, my jaw dropped. I was already stuffed from the appetizer, salad, and main I'd just consumed and I wasn't sure even my second dessert stomach had any room to spare.

With beautiful buffets, eager-to-please servers, and treats at every turn, coupled with our natural inclination toward indulgence when we're in "vacation mode," it's easy to see why our health can get lost at sea. But it doesn't have to! And we'd argue that a healthy holiday — or at least a healthyish one — is more enjoyable anyway. Of course, we're not saying don't indulge at all, but it's possible to have your cake while still leaving some cookies at the buffet dessert station.

We consulted a handful of health experts for their tips on staying shipshape at sea. Read on to learn how you can ensure your body operates at full-throttle in the open ocean. (Okay, I'm done with the puns now.)

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The Truth About Sulfites in Wine & the Myths of Red Wine Headaches — Master Your Wine

"Contains Sulfites." These are words you see on almost every bottle of wine. Just two little words — yet so frequently misunderstood!

What are sulfites? Are they really bad? Do they cause wine headaches or other related ills?

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Here’s What That Controversial Documentary “What the Health” Gets Wrong — Food News

If you've been perusing your Netflix library, then chances are you've seen a new documentary, What the Health. The pro-vegan film co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn attempts to show a causal relationship between animal foods and illness. And it's not shy about it, either, equating eating eggs to smoking cigarettes. Since eggs contribute to artery plaque-building due to their high cholesterol levels, the film argues, an egg a day is just as bad for you as smoking five cigarettes a day.

But it's not so simple. Because when it comes to the link between food and health, it almost never is.

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7 Things You Can Do to Become a Morning Person — Make More Good

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Mornings! Ugh! Not one to pop out of bed — bright-eyed and bushy-tailed — before your alarm goes off? Obviously, good mornings start with a good night's sleep. Beyond that, there's still plenty you can do to make your mornings just a little better. You've got this whole adulting thing.

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20 Recipes to Soothe a Sore Throat — Recipes from The Kitchn

With all that fall has to offer, it also has its downsides. There's the return of cold weather, for starters. And there are gloomy days filled with rain, the stress of getting ready for the holidays, and the inevitable seasonal ailments of a cold or sore throat.

If your coworkers, family, or friends start getting a sore throat, it just seems to spiral. When it's your turn to feel sick, take care of yourself (or others in your house!) by eating nourishing foods that will soothe your throat, like a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes, egg drop soup, or baked pumpkin oatmeal.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Anne from Salt Lake City, Utah — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Anne
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Age: 29
Occupation: Part-time editor/writer, full-time mom
Number of people in household: 4 (my husband, myself, and two girls (2 1/2 and 3 months old)

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