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8 Foods to Avoid on a Cruise

8 Foods to Avoid on a Cruise

Vacation is finally here. There are so many temptations that make it easy to give in.

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For cruise vacations, you may need to worry about more than just your waistline. Although guidelines for food safety are very strict for cruise lines, always proceed with caution. I spoke with Vandana Sheth, registered dietitian, nutritionist, certified diabetes educator, and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, about maintaining a healthy lifestyle while floating along.

“I believe in the 80 to 20 rule of living,” Sheth says. “If you make healthy choices 80 percent of the time and allow for indulgences 20 percent of the time, you can enjoy life and achieve a healthy lifestyle. It's important to remember that just because you are on a cruise does not mean that your healthy-eating habits take a vacation.”

Food awareness is key for avoid gaining weight on a cruise. If the cruise provides a buffet, assess all of the options and create portions that support a balanced meal, Sheth suggests. Indulging is part of a vacation experience, but only after you fuel your body with nutritious meals.

Although your living space is limited on a boat, it is important to also stay physically active. “Use the gym, swimming pool, take the stairs, go for brisk walks on the deck, [and] select physically active shore excursions,” Sheth recommends.

Beyond calories and fear of weight gain, food safety can also be a concern. We compiled a list of foods you may want to avoid on your cruise. Not all of the foods are harmful, but they can be if they are not processed or cooked under regulations.

Beef

Despite the strict food safety policies for cruise lines, mistakes can be made, and your meat may not be fully cooked. The “danger zone” for meat, or temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees F, is where bacteria multiply. If the meat is not fully cooked, the bacteria may not be fully destroyed, so it may be in your best interest to avoid beef on a cruise.

Condiments


Although condiments contain processed ingredients, if the ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaise looks like it has been sitting out for a couple hours, you want to avoid it. Lack of refrigeration and warm temperatures cause bacteria to form. Sheth recommends watching how many condiments you consume for calorie purposes, too. Many contain added sugar and unwanted calories.


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With no validated cure for Coronavirus in sight, we are relying on all the scientific discoveries that provide us with alternative measures to prevent the virus. Scores of scientists across the world are trying to come up with ways to minimise the exposure to COVID-19 virus and to combat it in the best possible way. We might not believe in these unsubstantiated findings, but it's interesting to find out how some dietary inclusions may give us a better fighting chance.

A new research by North Caroline State University found out about some foods and beverages that could help you evade Coronavirus. The team saw that the chemical compounds in flavanol-rich foods may prevent certain enzymes in the new coronavirus cells from replicating.

The study that was published in the journal 'Frontiers' tested the effects of green tea, chocolate and muscadine grapes, and realised that these foods contain chemical compounds which can bind to the protease in SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, and could block its function. If protease replication is suppressed, the spread of virus can stop.

De-Yu Xie, professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State University, said in a statement, "One of our lab's focuses is to find nutraceuticals in food or medicinal plants that inhibit either how a virus attaches to human cells or the propagation of a virus in human cells. Mpro in SARS-CoV-2 is required for the virus to replicate and assemble itself. If we can inhibit or deactivate this protease, the virus will die."

Green tea contains flavanols that may help fight viruses.
Photo Credit: iStock

Flavan-3-ols and proanthocyanidins (PAs) are two groups of plant flavonoids that were found to be effective against COVID-19 virus.

The study named 8 foods that are rich in flavanol compounds:

  • Green Tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Cacao Nuts
  • Strawberry
  • Cranberry
  • Blueberry
  • Persimmon

Although the researchers named all the above-mentioned foods with effective flavanols, the study was conducted with only four foods - green tea, dark chocolate, cacao nuts and grapes.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Neha Grover Love for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.


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With no validated cure for Coronavirus in sight, we are relying on all the scientific discoveries that provide us with alternative measures to prevent the virus. Scores of scientists across the world are trying to come up with ways to minimise the exposure to COVID-19 virus and to combat it in the best possible way. We might not believe in these unsubstantiated findings, but it's interesting to find out how some dietary inclusions may give us a better fighting chance.

A new research by North Caroline State University found out about some foods and beverages that could help you evade Coronavirus. The team saw that the chemical compounds in flavanol-rich foods may prevent certain enzymes in the new coronavirus cells from replicating.

The study that was published in the journal 'Frontiers' tested the effects of green tea, chocolate and muscadine grapes, and realised that these foods contain chemical compounds which can bind to the protease in SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, and could block its function. If protease replication is suppressed, the spread of virus can stop.

De-Yu Xie, professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State University, said in a statement, "One of our lab's focuses is to find nutraceuticals in food or medicinal plants that inhibit either how a virus attaches to human cells or the propagation of a virus in human cells. Mpro in SARS-CoV-2 is required for the virus to replicate and assemble itself. If we can inhibit or deactivate this protease, the virus will die."

Green tea contains flavanols that may help fight viruses.
Photo Credit: iStock

Flavan-3-ols and proanthocyanidins (PAs) are two groups of plant flavonoids that were found to be effective against COVID-19 virus.

The study named 8 foods that are rich in flavanol compounds:

  • Green Tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Cacao Nuts
  • Strawberry
  • Cranberry
  • Blueberry
  • Persimmon

Although the researchers named all the above-mentioned foods with effective flavanols, the study was conducted with only four foods - green tea, dark chocolate, cacao nuts and grapes.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Neha Grover Love for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.


Experts Found 8 Foods That Can Fight Coronavirus And Stop It From Spreading

Highlights

With no validated cure for Coronavirus in sight, we are relying on all the scientific discoveries that provide us with alternative measures to prevent the virus. Scores of scientists across the world are trying to come up with ways to minimise the exposure to COVID-19 virus and to combat it in the best possible way. We might not believe in these unsubstantiated findings, but it's interesting to find out how some dietary inclusions may give us a better fighting chance.

A new research by North Caroline State University found out about some foods and beverages that could help you evade Coronavirus. The team saw that the chemical compounds in flavanol-rich foods may prevent certain enzymes in the new coronavirus cells from replicating.

The study that was published in the journal 'Frontiers' tested the effects of green tea, chocolate and muscadine grapes, and realised that these foods contain chemical compounds which can bind to the protease in SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, and could block its function. If protease replication is suppressed, the spread of virus can stop.

De-Yu Xie, professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State University, said in a statement, "One of our lab's focuses is to find nutraceuticals in food or medicinal plants that inhibit either how a virus attaches to human cells or the propagation of a virus in human cells. Mpro in SARS-CoV-2 is required for the virus to replicate and assemble itself. If we can inhibit or deactivate this protease, the virus will die."

Green tea contains flavanols that may help fight viruses.
Photo Credit: iStock

Flavan-3-ols and proanthocyanidins (PAs) are two groups of plant flavonoids that were found to be effective against COVID-19 virus.

The study named 8 foods that are rich in flavanol compounds:

  • Green Tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Cacao Nuts
  • Strawberry
  • Cranberry
  • Blueberry
  • Persimmon

Although the researchers named all the above-mentioned foods with effective flavanols, the study was conducted with only four foods - green tea, dark chocolate, cacao nuts and grapes.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Neha Grover Love for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.


Experts Found 8 Foods That Can Fight Coronavirus And Stop It From Spreading

Highlights

With no validated cure for Coronavirus in sight, we are relying on all the scientific discoveries that provide us with alternative measures to prevent the virus. Scores of scientists across the world are trying to come up with ways to minimise the exposure to COVID-19 virus and to combat it in the best possible way. We might not believe in these unsubstantiated findings, but it's interesting to find out how some dietary inclusions may give us a better fighting chance.

A new research by North Caroline State University found out about some foods and beverages that could help you evade Coronavirus. The team saw that the chemical compounds in flavanol-rich foods may prevent certain enzymes in the new coronavirus cells from replicating.

The study that was published in the journal 'Frontiers' tested the effects of green tea, chocolate and muscadine grapes, and realised that these foods contain chemical compounds which can bind to the protease in SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, and could block its function. If protease replication is suppressed, the spread of virus can stop.

De-Yu Xie, professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State University, said in a statement, "One of our lab's focuses is to find nutraceuticals in food or medicinal plants that inhibit either how a virus attaches to human cells or the propagation of a virus in human cells. Mpro in SARS-CoV-2 is required for the virus to replicate and assemble itself. If we can inhibit or deactivate this protease, the virus will die."

Green tea contains flavanols that may help fight viruses.
Photo Credit: iStock

Flavan-3-ols and proanthocyanidins (PAs) are two groups of plant flavonoids that were found to be effective against COVID-19 virus.

The study named 8 foods that are rich in flavanol compounds:

  • Green Tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Cacao Nuts
  • Strawberry
  • Cranberry
  • Blueberry
  • Persimmon

Although the researchers named all the above-mentioned foods with effective flavanols, the study was conducted with only four foods - green tea, dark chocolate, cacao nuts and grapes.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Neha Grover Love for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.


Experts Found 8 Foods That Can Fight Coronavirus And Stop It From Spreading

Highlights

With no validated cure for Coronavirus in sight, we are relying on all the scientific discoveries that provide us with alternative measures to prevent the virus. Scores of scientists across the world are trying to come up with ways to minimise the exposure to COVID-19 virus and to combat it in the best possible way. We might not believe in these unsubstantiated findings, but it's interesting to find out how some dietary inclusions may give us a better fighting chance.

A new research by North Caroline State University found out about some foods and beverages that could help you evade Coronavirus. The team saw that the chemical compounds in flavanol-rich foods may prevent certain enzymes in the new coronavirus cells from replicating.

The study that was published in the journal 'Frontiers' tested the effects of green tea, chocolate and muscadine grapes, and realised that these foods contain chemical compounds which can bind to the protease in SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, and could block its function. If protease replication is suppressed, the spread of virus can stop.

De-Yu Xie, professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State University, said in a statement, "One of our lab's focuses is to find nutraceuticals in food or medicinal plants that inhibit either how a virus attaches to human cells or the propagation of a virus in human cells. Mpro in SARS-CoV-2 is required for the virus to replicate and assemble itself. If we can inhibit or deactivate this protease, the virus will die."

Green tea contains flavanols that may help fight viruses.
Photo Credit: iStock

Flavan-3-ols and proanthocyanidins (PAs) are two groups of plant flavonoids that were found to be effective against COVID-19 virus.

The study named 8 foods that are rich in flavanol compounds:

  • Green Tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Cacao Nuts
  • Strawberry
  • Cranberry
  • Blueberry
  • Persimmon

Although the researchers named all the above-mentioned foods with effective flavanols, the study was conducted with only four foods - green tea, dark chocolate, cacao nuts and grapes.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Neha Grover Love for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.


Experts Found 8 Foods That Can Fight Coronavirus And Stop It From Spreading

Highlights

With no validated cure for Coronavirus in sight, we are relying on all the scientific discoveries that provide us with alternative measures to prevent the virus. Scores of scientists across the world are trying to come up with ways to minimise the exposure to COVID-19 virus and to combat it in the best possible way. We might not believe in these unsubstantiated findings, but it's interesting to find out how some dietary inclusions may give us a better fighting chance.

A new research by North Caroline State University found out about some foods and beverages that could help you evade Coronavirus. The team saw that the chemical compounds in flavanol-rich foods may prevent certain enzymes in the new coronavirus cells from replicating.

The study that was published in the journal 'Frontiers' tested the effects of green tea, chocolate and muscadine grapes, and realised that these foods contain chemical compounds which can bind to the protease in SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, and could block its function. If protease replication is suppressed, the spread of virus can stop.

De-Yu Xie, professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State University, said in a statement, "One of our lab's focuses is to find nutraceuticals in food or medicinal plants that inhibit either how a virus attaches to human cells or the propagation of a virus in human cells. Mpro in SARS-CoV-2 is required for the virus to replicate and assemble itself. If we can inhibit or deactivate this protease, the virus will die."

Green tea contains flavanols that may help fight viruses.
Photo Credit: iStock

Flavan-3-ols and proanthocyanidins (PAs) are two groups of plant flavonoids that were found to be effective against COVID-19 virus.

The study named 8 foods that are rich in flavanol compounds:

  • Green Tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Cacao Nuts
  • Strawberry
  • Cranberry
  • Blueberry
  • Persimmon

Although the researchers named all the above-mentioned foods with effective flavanols, the study was conducted with only four foods - green tea, dark chocolate, cacao nuts and grapes.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Neha Grover Love for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.


Experts Found 8 Foods That Can Fight Coronavirus And Stop It From Spreading

Highlights

With no validated cure for Coronavirus in sight, we are relying on all the scientific discoveries that provide us with alternative measures to prevent the virus. Scores of scientists across the world are trying to come up with ways to minimise the exposure to COVID-19 virus and to combat it in the best possible way. We might not believe in these unsubstantiated findings, but it's interesting to find out how some dietary inclusions may give us a better fighting chance.

A new research by North Caroline State University found out about some foods and beverages that could help you evade Coronavirus. The team saw that the chemical compounds in flavanol-rich foods may prevent certain enzymes in the new coronavirus cells from replicating.

The study that was published in the journal 'Frontiers' tested the effects of green tea, chocolate and muscadine grapes, and realised that these foods contain chemical compounds which can bind to the protease in SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, and could block its function. If protease replication is suppressed, the spread of virus can stop.

De-Yu Xie, professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State University, said in a statement, "One of our lab's focuses is to find nutraceuticals in food or medicinal plants that inhibit either how a virus attaches to human cells or the propagation of a virus in human cells. Mpro in SARS-CoV-2 is required for the virus to replicate and assemble itself. If we can inhibit or deactivate this protease, the virus will die."

Green tea contains flavanols that may help fight viruses.
Photo Credit: iStock

Flavan-3-ols and proanthocyanidins (PAs) are two groups of plant flavonoids that were found to be effective against COVID-19 virus.

The study named 8 foods that are rich in flavanol compounds:

  • Green Tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Cacao Nuts
  • Strawberry
  • Cranberry
  • Blueberry
  • Persimmon

Although the researchers named all the above-mentioned foods with effective flavanols, the study was conducted with only four foods - green tea, dark chocolate, cacao nuts and grapes.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Neha Grover Love for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.


Experts Found 8 Foods That Can Fight Coronavirus And Stop It From Spreading

Highlights

With no validated cure for Coronavirus in sight, we are relying on all the scientific discoveries that provide us with alternative measures to prevent the virus. Scores of scientists across the world are trying to come up with ways to minimise the exposure to COVID-19 virus and to combat it in the best possible way. We might not believe in these unsubstantiated findings, but it's interesting to find out how some dietary inclusions may give us a better fighting chance.

A new research by North Caroline State University found out about some foods and beverages that could help you evade Coronavirus. The team saw that the chemical compounds in flavanol-rich foods may prevent certain enzymes in the new coronavirus cells from replicating.

The study that was published in the journal 'Frontiers' tested the effects of green tea, chocolate and muscadine grapes, and realised that these foods contain chemical compounds which can bind to the protease in SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, and could block its function. If protease replication is suppressed, the spread of virus can stop.

De-Yu Xie, professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State University, said in a statement, "One of our lab's focuses is to find nutraceuticals in food or medicinal plants that inhibit either how a virus attaches to human cells or the propagation of a virus in human cells. Mpro in SARS-CoV-2 is required for the virus to replicate and assemble itself. If we can inhibit or deactivate this protease, the virus will die."

Green tea contains flavanols that may help fight viruses.
Photo Credit: iStock

Flavan-3-ols and proanthocyanidins (PAs) are two groups of plant flavonoids that were found to be effective against COVID-19 virus.

The study named 8 foods that are rich in flavanol compounds:

  • Green Tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Cacao Nuts
  • Strawberry
  • Cranberry
  • Blueberry
  • Persimmon

Although the researchers named all the above-mentioned foods with effective flavanols, the study was conducted with only four foods - green tea, dark chocolate, cacao nuts and grapes.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Neha Grover Love for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.


Experts Found 8 Foods That Can Fight Coronavirus And Stop It From Spreading

Highlights

With no validated cure for Coronavirus in sight, we are relying on all the scientific discoveries that provide us with alternative measures to prevent the virus. Scores of scientists across the world are trying to come up with ways to minimise the exposure to COVID-19 virus and to combat it in the best possible way. We might not believe in these unsubstantiated findings, but it's interesting to find out how some dietary inclusions may give us a better fighting chance.

A new research by North Caroline State University found out about some foods and beverages that could help you evade Coronavirus. The team saw that the chemical compounds in flavanol-rich foods may prevent certain enzymes in the new coronavirus cells from replicating.

The study that was published in the journal 'Frontiers' tested the effects of green tea, chocolate and muscadine grapes, and realised that these foods contain chemical compounds which can bind to the protease in SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, and could block its function. If protease replication is suppressed, the spread of virus can stop.

De-Yu Xie, professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State University, said in a statement, "One of our lab's focuses is to find nutraceuticals in food or medicinal plants that inhibit either how a virus attaches to human cells or the propagation of a virus in human cells. Mpro in SARS-CoV-2 is required for the virus to replicate and assemble itself. If we can inhibit or deactivate this protease, the virus will die."

Green tea contains flavanols that may help fight viruses.
Photo Credit: iStock

Flavan-3-ols and proanthocyanidins (PAs) are two groups of plant flavonoids that were found to be effective against COVID-19 virus.

The study named 8 foods that are rich in flavanol compounds:

  • Green Tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Cacao Nuts
  • Strawberry
  • Cranberry
  • Blueberry
  • Persimmon

Although the researchers named all the above-mentioned foods with effective flavanols, the study was conducted with only four foods - green tea, dark chocolate, cacao nuts and grapes.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Neha Grover Love for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.


Experts Found 8 Foods That Can Fight Coronavirus And Stop It From Spreading

Highlights

With no validated cure for Coronavirus in sight, we are relying on all the scientific discoveries that provide us with alternative measures to prevent the virus. Scores of scientists across the world are trying to come up with ways to minimise the exposure to COVID-19 virus and to combat it in the best possible way. We might not believe in these unsubstantiated findings, but it's interesting to find out how some dietary inclusions may give us a better fighting chance.

A new research by North Caroline State University found out about some foods and beverages that could help you evade Coronavirus. The team saw that the chemical compounds in flavanol-rich foods may prevent certain enzymes in the new coronavirus cells from replicating.

The study that was published in the journal 'Frontiers' tested the effects of green tea, chocolate and muscadine grapes, and realised that these foods contain chemical compounds which can bind to the protease in SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, and could block its function. If protease replication is suppressed, the spread of virus can stop.

De-Yu Xie, professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State University, said in a statement, "One of our lab's focuses is to find nutraceuticals in food or medicinal plants that inhibit either how a virus attaches to human cells or the propagation of a virus in human cells. Mpro in SARS-CoV-2 is required for the virus to replicate and assemble itself. If we can inhibit or deactivate this protease, the virus will die."

Green tea contains flavanols that may help fight viruses.
Photo Credit: iStock

Flavan-3-ols and proanthocyanidins (PAs) are two groups of plant flavonoids that were found to be effective against COVID-19 virus.

The study named 8 foods that are rich in flavanol compounds:

  • Green Tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Cacao Nuts
  • Strawberry
  • Cranberry
  • Blueberry
  • Persimmon

Although the researchers named all the above-mentioned foods with effective flavanols, the study was conducted with only four foods - green tea, dark chocolate, cacao nuts and grapes.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Neha Grover Love for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.