March 2, 2016
March is National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Part of UNH’s observation of National Nutrition Month includes the UNH Nutrition Month Expo, brought to us by Nourish UNH, a Health Services nutrition peer education group. This... Read More
March 2, 2016
It’s Less of a Diet and More of a Lifestyle
What does the evidence-based traditional Mediterranean diet really mean? Well, it is hard to define because it incorporates diet patterns from various countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
The word “diet” has a negative connotation of being restrictive, but this is more of a lifestyle. According to Ancel Keys, and the Seven Country Study, “The food is highly palpable, prevents chronic disease, promotion of greater longevity and quality of life... Read More
February 24, 2016
How Eating Heart Healthy Can Improve Your Health
February is not just the month of love, it’s also the month for your heart! February is American Heart Month! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States! As we age, our heart muscles weaken so it is important that we start taking care of our hearts now in order to help prevent heart disease later in life.
As scary as this statistic is, heart disease can be preventable. To do this, all it takes is some... Read More
February 17, 2016
UNH Athletes, Get Your fuel From the Fueling Station
What’s better than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich right before a strenuous practice? Or what about slurping down a nice, cold Trumoo Chocolate Milk after a long cross country run?
Do you ever need a quick break from practice to refuel yourself? Well, come to the new Wildcat Fueling Station before, during, or after your practice for a quick snack filled with a significant amount of calories, protein, and carbohydrates that will give you a... Read More
February 3, 2016
Use Nutrition to Stay Energized, Maintain Weight and Manage Stress
Late night studying, busy schedules, and stressful courses can poorly influence the eating habits of college students; however, students can take control and boost their nutritional health by following some simple guidelines.
1. Listen to your body.
Although eating before bedtime is not recommended, listen to your body if you are hungry. If your stomach is growling at 10pm because you have not eaten since 5pm, then have a snack... Read More
January 21, 2016
7 Tips on How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy does not have to be expensive. You do not have to shop at Whole Foods every week, or eat only organic foods to be healthy. There are other ways to buy healthy foods without spending a fortune.
Here are seven tips to help make your next grocery trip less expensive:
Eat your greens: You can often get frozen vegetables for about a dollar a bag. These are easy to cook and will add a lot of nutrition to your meal!
Learn to love whole grains:... Read More
January 13, 2016
Are you looking to make some changes to your diet in order to be healthier?
If so, there are many easy and small changes that you can make to your diet that can greatly benefit your health. Here are three things that you can do to easily improve your diet.
Cut the Sugar. It is well known that sugar is very tasty but not very good for you. The Livestrong website states that sugar can lead to weight gain and increased risk for diseases. The website also states there is a lot of excess sugar found... Read More
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