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Nutrition

The Truth about Antioxidants

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

                                                                                          Stoonn

What are antioxidants anyway? Most people understand that they’re beneficial to health, but may be unsure of what they are or how they work! Our cells need oxygen to perform vital tasks, such as transferring energy stored in food, or for powering our muscles. When our cells use energy, they produce a by-product of organic molecules known as free-radicals.  Unfortunately, these free radicals are damaging to our bodies. They can lead to aging, tissue damage, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases. This is where antioxidants come in!

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The Moroccan Cuisine

Friday, July 19, 2013

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Friday, July 19, 2013

Courtney Eaton

During the first weekend in April, my best friend and I traveled to Morocco! Morocco is located in Northern Africa, just across the Gibraltar Straight from Spain. Since the Islamic invasion of the 7th century AD, Morocco has been a Muslim country so everyone speaks Arabic.

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The Difference Between Good and Bad Fats

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

                                      Grant Cochrane 

People are constantly being told that “Fats are bad”, and many people will spend lots of time and money to completely rid their diet of fat. The truth is, that we need fats. Fat is actually necessary for you to lose weight. It all depends on the source of food you are getting it from! 

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Foods that Contain Toxic Ingredients

Friday, June 21, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, June 21, 2013

Today "food" is comprised of so many different additives and chemicals in order to make it edible and appealing for a consumer to purchase and eat. Recently there has been a lot of controversy over which chemicals and substances are dangerous and how all of these additives can affect us down the line. I don't know about you, but having weird additives in my food that I don't know are safe or not kind of creeps me out. Luckily, nutrition professionals Mira and Jayson Calton, authors of Rich Food, Poor Food, came up with a grocery list to help you avoid toxic chemicals in your food!

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The Delicious Italian Cuisine

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Two weeks ago I toured around different parts of Italy. Italy is obviously home to the most delicious food in the world, in my opinion. The cities are beautiful and so much fun, but the food is what sold me. This is no Olive Garden. Italian food is part of the Mediterranean diet so it is considered quite healthy, to the surprise of many. There are three major differences between genuine Italian cuisine and what Americans think is Italian.

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Religion’s Impact on Peoples’ Diets

Friday, June 14, 2013

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Friday, June 14, 2013

                                                                              Hinnamasaisuy

I am taking a world religions class originally to simply fulfill my general education requirement, but I have come to realize that it is more important than I thought. It is especially crucial for those going into the nutrition field to study different religious dietary rules and practices in order to be successful in helping an individual reach their nutrition goals.  

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Build a Better Breakfast

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Breakfast is one of my favorite parts of each morning. It’s the first meal of the day and there are so many delicious choices available. While I love eating an extravagant breakfast every now and then, I am always on the lookout for healthy breakfast options that taste good and will fuel me through the day. Breakfast is an important meal because not only does it get your metabolism moving, it also is what fuels you through a good portion of the day until lunch!

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Ways to Beat Anxiety

Monday, June 10, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Monday, June 10, 2013

Anxiety is defined as apprehension to an upcoming event and as college students, we have plenty of reasons for having anxiety. Anxiety can stem from an upcoming test, ten page paper, an overflowing to do list or even just finding a parking spot in order to make it to class on time. Symptoms to look for in determining if you suffer from everyday anxiety are things like increased heart rate, lack of concentration in school and work, having issues sleeping or just not being your normal self.

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“Freshman 15”

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

HealthyUNH

During these past couple of months, campus has been full of prospective freshman touring the campus and attending orientation. Last weekend I was able to take part in an orientation for incoming freshman where myself and Jenna Channel, another Healthy UNH intern, talked to new students about what Healthy UNH is and what we do on campus. While talking to a lot of these new students, a HUGE concern was gaining the “freshman fifteen” and how to be healthy once they were on campus.

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The Nutrition of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Friday, May 24, 2013

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Friday, May 24, 2013

BenHolzer

I spend last weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland. If your geography skills are subpar, Scotland is north of England.  Scotland, though still part of Britain and consequently the United Kingdom, Scotland is quite different from England. It is sort of like England’s Canada, in my opinion; cold, less people, but better food. The food is better; however the food in England is pretty bad, so better is still not good.

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