Healthy Living

Recipe: Almond Peach Pit Milk — Recipes from The Kitchn

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When you're knee-deep in peaches this summer and you've got their sticky juice running down to your elbows, make this recipe. It actually doesn't call for the sweet, fleshy fruit at all — it calls for the pits, those nubby, hard-as-rock things that usually get thrown into the trash or compost pile. They might not look like much, but they hold a whole lot of flavor inside. Here, when steeped in almond milk, they transform a seemingly simple-looking glass of the non-dairy stuff into one with serious character: It's deeper in almond flavor and just ever-so-slightly reminiscent of peaches. Drink it straight; pour it over granola, museli, and oatmeal; or use it to make a peach smoothie even peachier.

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Do You Really Have to Wait 30 Minutes to Swim After Eating? — Wellness

Imagine your perfect summer day: You sleep in late, make your way to the beach (or lake, or pool), and spend the rest of the afternoon alternating between napping in the sun, eating hot dogs, and taking a dip.

Outside of remembering to re-slather yourself with sunscreen, there's not a lot you have to worry about — except for that whole old adage about waiting 30 minutes to swim after you scarf down your lunch or have an ice cream cone.

What's the deal with this theory, anyway? Where did it come from, and do you really have to worry about it?

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Recipe: Chilled Lemon-Dill Cucumber Noodles — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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When it's hot outside, twirl your fork around these thin, ultra-crisp cucumber noodles dressed with a tangy vinaigrette of lemon zest, olive oil, a little garlic, and dill. It's a versatile side dish or the base for a light lunch. My favorite is a bowl of these "noodles" topped with some smoked or seared salmon. It's a tasty combo that can't be beat when the temperatures start to climb.

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Supermarket Surfaces Have More Germs than You’d Think — Food News

Visiting a brick-and-mortar grocery store almost always means strolling the aisles with a cart to store all your goods in. It's convenient, no doubt, but also filled with some dirty secrets: According to the "Germs at the Grocery Store" report from Reusethisbag.com, many surfaces at the supermarket can be filled with germs.

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6 Recipes That Ease Me Back into Life After Vacation — A Vacation from Your Vacation

Summertime usually means one thing for me: travel. Once Labor Day rolls around, the pages of my day planner are tattered and smeared with travel plans. Being in my late 20s and from the Midwest means a handful of summer weddings to plan for, along with college reunions, weekends spent camping and floating the river, day trips to the beach, and visiting friends in my old New England stomping grounds of Vermont and Massachusetts. A trip back home to Oklahoma or Texas is definitely in order, and a friend in Seattle is due for a visit.

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Why You Should Travel With Prunes (You Kind of Know Already) — Travel Intelligence

Even if you've never tried a prune, you know of their reputation. Grandparents keep prune juice in the fridge to keep them, er, regular. Younger backed-up relatives (read: your baby-boomer parents) may indulge in the dried plums to help them relieve themselves. And prunes can be useful for another crowd: constipated travelers.

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