salubrious

Salubrious is a fancy way to describe something that’s good for you or is generally favorable to mind or body, but it need not be limited to describing healthy foods or liquids.

We salute each other with the cheer, "To your health!" as we chug down something that probably isn’t that good for us. But if it were salubrious, it would be. The two words, salute and salubrious stem from the same salus, meaning "welfare, health.” Maybe next time, raise a glass of wheatgrass instead of vino!

Definitions of salubrious
  1. adjective
    promoting health; healthful
    “"the salubrious mountain air and water"- C.B.Davis”
    synonyms: good for you, healthy
    wholesome
    conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being
  2. adjective
    favorable to health of mind or body
    “not the most salubrious campsite”
    “one of the less salubrious suburbs”
    Synonyms:
    wholesome
    conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being
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