June 14, 2016
How Having a Cup of Joe Can Provide Health Benefits
You wake up to the familiar scent in the morning of roasted beans in your coffee pot. You put that liquid gold, otherwise known as coffee into your mug and take a sip and hope that the caffeine in it can get you through the long day of work ahead of you. Besides the caffeine, did you know there are many benefits to drinking coffee?
Over half of Americans 18 and older drink coffee every single day! Many people drink coffee for only for the... Read More
May 24, 2016
And What You Can Do to Switch to Healthier Options!
A sugar sweetened beverage refers to any beverage that contains any added sugar in them. This includes but is not limited to: sodas, juices, sports drinks, and energy drinks. These beverages not only contain a lot of sugar in them, but they contain added calories too that can result in weight gain.
Did you know that sugar-sweetened beverages, such as sodas, are the primary source of added sugars in the American diet? A 20-ounce bottle of soda... Read More
May 23, 2016
An Egg A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Eggs are one of my favorite foods to eat! They are easy to prepare, they can be made in a variety of ways, and they are an excellent choice for a health conscience meal. The month of May is National Egg Month. This is a time to acknowledge what an easy, nutritional, and beneficial food eggs can be and why we should consume them more often. Here are some tips on why you should be eating your eggs!
When You Look Good You Feel Good : Eggs are an incredible source... Read More
April 29, 2016
Find Healthier Alternatives to That “Comfort” Food During Final Exams
The end of the semester is just about here which means long stressful nights in the library is coming to a near. Spending those long hours in the library either staring at your computer screen, memorizing the hundreds of flashcards or teaching yourself those chemistry equations that look like “gibberish” to you may leave you feeling tremendously stressed.
So what always makes you feel better when you feel this type of stress... Read More
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