April 15, 2016
Don’t Make Excuses
When eating in the UNH dining halls, do you ever find yourself reaching for something unhealthy rather than healthy? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. When there are options such as pizza, fro-yo, and a mac and cheese bar standing in your way of eating a healthy meal it is hard to say no. Here are a few ways to make it easier to say no to unhealthy foods and say yes to health conscience foods.
Dress up your salads: The salad bars are always an option for a good meal,... Read More
March 23, 2016
Tips For Eating Healthier, While Battling a Busy Schedule
As the holidays end and individuals get back to their daily routines, it’s hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle when returning to a busy schedule. Packing snacks to help keep you full and satisfied during the day can help you stay on track!
It is often helpful to buy prepackaged items such as 100 calorie almond packs or a piece of fruit like a clementine, to limit preparation time. With prepackaged snacks you can just throw them in your... Read More
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