January 5, 2016
Be the healthiest version of you that there’s ever been with energy from superfoods
A lot of definitions get thrown around what a superfood actually is. While the term itself isn’t scientific, it defines a specific food that has been proven to ward off certain health risks and comes packed with vital nutrients, plus they taste great. It’s like a win-win for your taste buds and health.
First on the list is watermelon. With one of the highest levels of alkaline in fruit, it’s a... Read More
December 3, 2015
The holidays are just around the corner… are you prepared?
Holiday parties are a great way to come together with family and friends, but we all know that over-eating leads to increased pounds on the scale. How do we avoid over-indulging around the holiday season? Instead of focusing on what foods are considered off-limits, we need to focus on moderation.
Eating Grandma’s famous baked lasagna and apple pie isn’t the problem. The problem is eating two massive servings of grandma’s family recipe,... Read More
November 19, 2015
It is time to learn the truth about being a vegetarian, and it is time to understand all of the health benefits that come along with being a vegetarian.
This is the perfect time to consider how becoming a vegetarian could positively impact your health. Many adults have had the same eating habits for a long time, and it can hard to keep an open mind and try new things.
The question that I pose to you is: Would you be open to becoming a vegetarian if you knew how much your health could improve?... Read More
November 3, 2015
5 Healthy On The Go Tips To Help Carry You Through The Work Week
Eating right throughout a busy work week can be difficult. We understand it is hard to make healthy decisions when balancing work and family. Sometimes you may be so busy you reach for the closest item in reach. Well, the days of hitting up the vending machine in between meetings are over.
Here are five easy tips to make your week a lot healthier:
Use Sunday to Get Ahead
Plan out your meals every Sunday. Write out a grocery list... Read More
October 15, 2015
Benefits Faculty and Staff Receive With UNH Dining
Bland flavor is a thing of the past, no longer should the chow hall at college be a last resort for a nice meal. Award winning, fresh, local, and sustainable food has certainly given UNH Dining Services its fine reputation. Whether it’s cheesy bread straight out of the artisan fire oven, to an apple picked from up the road, there is always something for everyone, including staff, at the dining hall.
Sometimes life gets too hectic: food prices... Read More
September 10, 2015
Healthy Eating Habits and Portion Size
After a relaxing summer vacation, it’s time for the kids to start the school year and ease back into your busy schedule. It might be tempting to order takeout from your favorite restaurant, but a better choice is getting the entire family involved in making a nutritious dinner. Teach your kids to pour and stir ingredients, wash potatoes, and peel vegetables. Cook old family recipes or create new meal options.
A home-cooked meal shows children healthy... Read More
August 19, 2015
Are You Eating Enough Fish?
Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week? Why? It is because the omega-3 fatty acids that are found in in fish can help reduce the risk of heart disease! This is especially beneficial towards people who have a high risk of cardiovascular disease. What exactly are omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are unsaturated fats that protect against the development of erratic cardiac rhythm disturbances,... Read More
August 13, 2015
Campus Wellness Promotion is Important For Healthy, Happy Students
While attending the University of Newcastle for a semester in Australia, I came across the University of Newcastle Healthy UoN plate. This plate gives guidance for a healthy meal very similarly to the Healthy UNH Wildcat Plates seen around UNH dining halls in Durham, NH. Half of the plate is designated for fruits and vegetables, one quarter is protein, and one quarter is grains. It is exciting to see similar advice and nutrition... Read More
August 6, 2015
Which is Better For You, Coffee or Tea?
Many people reach for a caffeinate beverage these days to keep them going during their busy schedules. When it comes to getting a little boost of energy, is it healthier to reach for coffee or tea? I found a nutritional breakdown written by Prevention which looks at the nutritional benefits of both coffee and tea.
This article compares nutrients including potassium, calcium, folate, protein, and caffeine, some of which you may have never known were in... Read More
August 3, 2015
Looking For a Quick Energy Boost?
Before you reach for that fourth cup of coffee, consider some healthier alternatives. Eating breakfast regularly and snacking periodically throughout the day, as well as drinking lots of water, can keep energy levels high all day long! In addition, there are specific foods which provide a quick energy boost without the extra additives.
Carbohydrates can serve as an excellent source of energy, but can be found in array of both healthy and unhealthy foods.... Read More