January 4, 2013
The presence of gluten-free foods has
sky-rocketed across the nation and is causing some confusion. Some think that
it can be used as a new fad diet, while others think that Celiac’s disease and
gluten sensitivity are the same thing. First, let us determine what this
“gluten stuff” actually is.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley,
rye and other grains. The two most talked about issues relating to gluten are
gluten sensitivity and Celiac’s disease. These
two diseases are often... Read More
January 2, 2013
For my junior year, I decided to make the move to an off
campus apartment instead of staying in the dorms. Other than having my own
bedroom, the biggest perk is that I have a full kitchen now. No more two foot
mini-fridge and nonexistent freezer. The transition from having a meal plan to
cooking for yourself can be challenging, but it is certainly fun to learn how
to cook. However there are some downsides as well, like the fruit flies that
seem to never go away or last week's dinner rotting in... Read More
December 12, 2012
Many people have the incorrect notion that you can’t find fresh
vegetables and produce in the winter months that provide nutritious salads and
other main dishes. Luckily, that idea could not be farther from the truth. In
fact, many farmers are preparing right now for upcoming winter farmer’s markets
in these next few months.
Some of the most nutritious vegetables are available during the
winter and are varieties of leafy greens as well as many root vegetables.
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts,... Read More
December 7, 2012
It's officially finals time! We're at the last stretch of
our semester, but for most of us, the hardest part of our semester. I don't
know whose idea it was to make the hardest part of our year the part where we
are all mentally exhausted, but we just need to man up and get it done.
finals on the brain, I know it is hard to even think about anything but the
upcoming finals looming over our heads, but it is crucial
to be eating smart during finals to increase your brain function as much as... Read More
December 5, 2012
Everyone has heard of the dreaded "Freshman 15,"
however for me, it was more like the freshman 20. Coming to UNH as a freshman
and having an unlimited dining plan made it super easy for me to eat WAY to
much in our dining halls. Don't get me wrong, there are PLENTY of healthy
choices to be made while eating on campus, but I just couldn't get over the
delicious desert bar or the french fries that seemed to be there every single
day. However, this year Healthy UNH and Dining Services collaborated... Read More
November 30, 2012
Students Promoting Information on Nutrition, also known as SPIN,
is a great organization on campus to get involved in that is run by UNH Health
Services. These mentors are student volunteers that get trained to counsel and
educate those who are looking to for more knowledge and assistance in the field
of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. These students receive intensive training
and education by trained professionals in the field, and are well equipped to
help others with questions regarding... Read More
November 28, 2012
A college student’s life is a constant struggle between balancing class, studying, work, exams, internships, any type of social life and much more. Even reading that list is tiring. Trying to find time to simply fall sleep can even feel like a monumental challenge. With that being said, fatigue for a college student is almost expected, in my opinion. Luckily, according to Women’s Health Magazine, there are other ways (besides getting 8 hours of sleep each night!) to fight back against those... Read More
November 26, 2012
The poor turkey is having a rough enough day without being blamed for your sleepiness after the Thanksgiving feast. Many people have heard the rumor that turkey contains a chemical called tryptophan that causes us to feel tired. According to Dr. Anne Marie Helmenstine,) turkey does indeed contribute to your fatigue, but it is not the sole participant. L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid which means that you must consume it somehow because your body cannot make it. In your body, it is... Read More
November 21, 2012
Ever since the term “pink slime” was brought to our attention meat is seemingly less appealing. Red meat in particular over chicken or other poultry. Personally I don’t consider myself to be a vegetarian, but if I am offered a veggie burger or a hamburger I will always chose the non-meat option. Since I do not eat much meat I need to make sure that I am getting protein from other sources!
What are other good sources of protein? Eggs, nuts, and dairy are just a couple! Seeds and nuts are the... Read More
November 16, 2012
Yogurt is delicious. You can find it in many different flavors.
You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be used as a
lower-calorie substitute for sour cream. It can be used to make smoothies.
Yogurt is a versatile, tasty, and also healthful food. Other than its
deliciousness and usefulness in different dishes, it exhibits some serious
health benefits. Every year, more studies are released on the benefits of
yogurt. Let’s examine the nutritional science behind these health... Read More