January 5, 2015
Mindful eating. What can it mean to you? We live in such a fast paced world that the joy and process of eating is often forgotten. Our food choices are often influenced by the environment around us such as a work cafeteria or a vending machine. Mindful eating is when you choose to be aware of what your food can offer you, both mentally and physically. This may cause you to rethink what types of foods you eat since you really slow down and become mindful of what is in front of you and what you... Read More
December 15, 2014
Have you noticed the growing popularity of this up and coming super food? Now advertised and served at nearly every restaurant, avocados can be added to just about every dish, but I’m not complaining!
Avocado is a fruit and has a flavor and texture that works well with just about anything. It is packed with nutrients and has a nickname of the “alligator pear”, given its thick, bumpy skin. It has grown very popular in the American diet because of the high nutritional content it packs.
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December 4, 2014
Don’t have enough time in the morning to have a full blown sit-down breakfast? Lots of us don’t, it’s hard to get out the door every morning and to campus on time. There are lots of recipes out there that are quick and healthy to keep you going throughout the day. If you ever heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you have heard right. Research has been shown that people who eat a nutritious breakfast in the morning, are healthier than people that don’t eat breakfast in the... Read More
November 24, 2014
For anyone trying to reach or maintain a personal weight goal, Thanksgiving can be a tough holiday. With so many delicious food tempting you, it can be difficult to maintain your healthy habits during the holiday season. Splurging on Thanksgiving dinner can set off a domino effect for eating habits throughout the holidays. Take control of the day and jumpstart your motivation for a happy and healthy holiday season. Incorporating fresh vegetables and produce into Thanksgiving dishes can bring... Read More
November 12, 2014
While working you may find yourself reaching for that bag of chips. Before you know it you have eaten the entire bag. There are better choices out there for healthy snacking. The choices you make for healthy snacking may make you fuller and less likely to continue eating.
Blueberries help the brain from oxidative stress and my reduce effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia. They have also been shown to improve motor skills. With Fall in full swing, pumpkins seeds are perfect to snack on! They are... Read More
November 10, 2014
In this day and age, it’s extremely difficult to get an appropriate serving while eating out. Portions can be up to three times what you should be eating in one sitting, making it difficult to stay on track with eating a healthful diet. Even when you are cooking for yourself, it can be difficult to estimate what a proper serving size is. Here are some helpful tips to reference while you’re eating out and even when you’re making meals for yourself at home
Eat your meals on a smaller plate.... Read More
September 17, 2014
The school year has just begun, now is great time to start healthy eating habits. Starting new eating habits can be difficult. Where do you start? In the dining halls all the food that is served has little green cards with all the nutritional facts needed to make a healthier choice. In addition to the nutritional cards you can also find the Guiding Stars. These stars shown will help guide you to better options at the dining halls. Each star has a grading system, one star is good, two is better... Read More
September 8, 2014
Busy lifestyles have recently caused breakfast to become more of an afterthought than a priority. Does grabbing a banana while heading out the door sound all too familiar? As much as we would love to sit down to an omelet and cappuccino before work, most of us don’t have the time to get our healthy eating on. Well, time is no longer an excuse for skipping the most important meal of the day. Smoothies packed with nutrient rich fruits and vegetables are a great way to jumpstart your day! Not only... Read More
July 28, 2014
With concern about the high and rising health cost in the United States, there is an even bigger concern about reducing or limiting the cost of medical services. One way to help reduce possible health costs is through prevention strategies. Prevention is not only the best way to reduce your chances of developing illness or a chronic condition, but it is also the key to reducing your chance of having to pay for unnecessary health costs.
Check out these simple prevention strategies you can do on... Read More
June 30, 2014
Nutritionists and doctors have long emphasized the benefits of a low-fat diet, but not all fats are bad for your health! More than just the amount of fat, the types of fat that one consumes is what really matters. There are “good” fats, such as Omega-3 fatty acids which play a crucial role in cognitive function, as well as normal growth and development. Omega-3 fats aid in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, inflammatory diseases and cancer. Research has also shown a recent... Read More