July 22, 2015
What You Need To Know About Gluten!
According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite the gluten free diet craze to lose weight, there is no published evidence suggesting that this diet is beneficial for the general healthy population. “In fact, there are data to suggest that gluten itself may provide some health benefits.”
But what is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in foods like wheat, rye, and barley. So, who should adopt a gluten-free lifestyle? Individuals... Read More
July 9, 2015
Grocery Shop Like a Pro!
As if there aren’t already enough unhealthy places to tempt us, grocery stores also do their part in steering us away from healthy choices.
Here are five tips to help you stick to clean eating while shopping at the super market.
Make a list. Shopping without a list will cause you to walk up and down the aisles, which means you’ll end up buying more than you intended to. You’re also more likely to forget items that you need. Buying things that look attractive to you are... Read More
June 25, 2015
Why Shop At Farmers Markets?
Farmers markets are one of my favorite food destinations. Not only do you have homemade, fresh products at your fingertips, but you also get a look at all sorts of new foods at a reasonable price.
While studying abroad in Australia, it was even more exciting for me with exotic local fruits and vegetables and great deals verses a supermarket.
I often find that different booths will have the same fruits and vegetables but different pricing, so make sure to scope it... Read More
June 15, 2015
4 Tips for Summer Health
We all love summer. Summer means less work, warmer weather, beach days, barbeques, and much more. Summer also involves many social events that revolve around food, from graduation parties to picnics. Beyour best this summer by following these four tips:
Stick to water. When it’s hot and you’re thirsty, it’s tempting to reach for a sugary drink, such as soda or lemonade. By drinking water, you’ll avoid drinking empty calories.
Be a healthy host. You won’t be tempted by... Read More
June 4, 2015
A distinct, savory spread that you’ll either love or hate.
The infamous Vegemite originated in the land down under and has been around since the early 1900s. This savory spread is packed with B vitamins and was originally popular in the armed forces.
The spread has also been prescribed by doctors as a vitamin B supplement. One serving provides 25-50% recommended daily intake of folate, vitamin B1, B2, and B3 (also known as thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin). B vitamins are water soluble and... Read More
May 27, 2015
The office can be a challenging place sometimes when trying to maintain healthy eating choices.
Here are some tips to help you keep stay on track:
Eat A Healthy Breakfast – If you come into the office hungry, there is a higher chance that you will reach for unhealthy snacks in the break room. If you come in full and satisfied, you will be able to resist snacking until lunchtime
Eat Fruits and Nuts for a Snack – Instead of relying on there being snacks at work, pack your own healthy snacks such... Read More
May 20, 2015
Department: Major: Kinesiology; Exercise Science Minor: Nutrition, Psychology
Position/Role at UNH: Student Exercise Physiologist and UNH Alumni '15
Year Started at UNH: 2015
What does health mean to you?
Health is the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of the individual through functional: metabolic management and longevity. In essence, health is exactly as it sounds: heal - to alleviate pain, sickness, anguish or distress to making an individual whole and sound.
What do you do to... Read More
May 18, 2015
Whole grains… you may or may not have heard of how important they are to maintaining a healthy diet.
What is it that makes them so vital? Whole grains are just that, grains that have been minimally processed. To be more specific, the bran, germ, and endosperm of the grain are still on the grain or in the product.
Alternatively, other grain products such as enriched flour have been striped of their outer layers. These products do not contain the fiber that whole grain products do. More... Read More
April 30, 2015
Could the display of nutrition information on foods influence the health status of an entire country?
I have encountered some new food challenges while living in Australia:
finding new brands and varieties of food products,
using the metric system, and
reading the nutrition labels.
In the States we order our meat in pounds, not kilograms; refrigerated items are reference in Fahrenheit, not Celsius; and nutrition labels appear differently and in different units of measure. Try monitoring your... Read More
April 28, 2015
With finals around the corner, students aren’t the only people on campus becoming stressed.
The semester is also coming to an end for faculty. Stress can impact your body in many ways, so it’s important to manage stress.
Stress has both short-term and long-term effects on your body.
Short-term effects can include headaches, upset stomach, overeating or under eating, sleep problems, and angry outbursts.
Long-term effects include heart and blood vessel problems, inflammation in the circulatory... Read More