October 4, 2016
Alternate Ways to Get Protein in Your Daily Diet
The human body needs three main macronutrients to thrive – fat, carbohydrates, and protein. And today we’re talking about protein. You need it to put meat on your bones, to make hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more. But how much do you need? The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 0.8 grams of protein for kilogram of body weight. One kilogram is about 2.2 pounds.
So, a person weighing 150 pounds weighs 68.2 kilograms
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August 13, 2015
Campus Wellness Promotion is Important For Healthy, Happy Students
While attending the University of Newcastle for a semester in Australia, I came across the University of Newcastle Healthy UoN plate. This plate gives guidance for a healthy meal very similarly to the Healthy UNH Wildcat Plates seen around UNH dining halls in Durham, NH. Half of the plate is designated for fruits and vegetables, one quarter is protein, and one quarter is grains. It is exciting to see similar advice and nutrition... Read More
April 14, 2015
Need a new comfort food? Try an Australian meat pie.
If you’re looking for a fast Australian meal, go to a local food cart and ask for a meat pie. It is a classic Australian dish and was the first thing I ate when I landed in Sydney for my study abroad semester!
Like many cultures, this meal includes the key components of a protein, grain, and vegetable.
It fills you up fast and is an easy, on-the-go item.
You can order different ingredients for a meat pie but each has the same presentation.... Read More
March 3, 2014
During this time of year, it can become easy to catch a cold or even the flu. Luckily there are many things you can do to keep yourself healthy and lower your risk. Along with proper hygiene and hand washing, you can also use nutrition to keep away viruses. Proper nutrition can boost you immune system as a form of protection. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has listed the five nutrients essential for a healthy immune system.
Protein- Your body uses protein in a variety of different ways... Read More
January 30, 2014
Thinking about switching to a vegetarian diet? I personally have been a vegetarian for almost 13 years. When I was younger, I stopped eating meat for the purpose of animal rights but I have continued not eating meat for the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Many people assume they will not consume enough protein if they cut out meat all together; however, there are a variety of other sources of protein that can be incorporated into a vegetarian diet.
Beans and... Read More
May 6, 2013
probably seen the merch around campus: stickers, t-shirts, buttons and more
with the “eat more kale” slogan stamped on the center. You may have even heard
of the lawsuit last year when Chick-fil-A insisted the kale slogan was too
similar to their “Eat Mor Chikin” campaign (lest people start eating kale
instead of chicken!). The hearty green has received a lot of attention over the
past few years. It’s one of my favorite foods, and I encourage everyone to make
it part of their diet... 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