October 25, 2021
These 5 Foods Can Help You Feel Better When You’re Sick
As we start to approach Fall and the temperature begins to drop, many people are starting to get sick. This coupled with being on a college campus leads to many people getting infected all at once. Whether you have a sore throat, stuffy nose or just the common cold, here are 5 foods that may help you feel better.
Soup and Broths. Although this may seem obvious, hot broths help relieve your sinuses and leave you feeling less congested. They... Read More
October 18, 2021
Daily habits that can help you avoid sickness and prevent the spread of viruses to others too!
It seems as though it was just yesterday when summer was in the air and temperatures averaged at about 85 degrees. Fall has definitely arrived, and with the weather transitioning into cooler climates, winter isn’t too far behind. Along with the cool weather comes, you guessed it, cold and flu season. Before you know it, you feel scratchiness at the back of your throat and the sniffles that are all too... Read More
September 2, 2021
How Herbal Tea Can Improve Your Wellness
If you have ever wanted to start drinking tea, I’m sure you have gone to the supermarket and have been completely overwhelmed by the selection. There’s black tea, green tea, fruit teas, teas you have never heard of…
And so much more.
Selecting the right tea can also be a challenge because of the caffeine content. Different types of teas have different levels of caffeine, unlike coffee which is either caffeinated or decaffeinated.
When I started... Read More
July 25, 2021
My tips and tricks to staying hydrated
Now that we are in the full swing of summer and are experiencing some serious heat waves, you may start to notice yourself becoming dehydrated fairly easily compared to other times of the year. Whether you are spending your summer working at your internship in an air conditioned office or by poolside lifeguarding; staying hydrated all summer long is key to good health and a stronger immune system.
The hydration status of the body is a little... Read More
July 14, 2021
How to Spice Up Your Meals
Think of the last time you sat down for a home cooked meal. You took your first bite, and loved it, but something was missing. Most likely you reached for the salt to add a little bit to spice it up and add more flavor. Although this is perfectly fine every once in a while, keeping sodium (salt) intake low is key to a healthy heart across the life span.
Currently, the recommendation for sodium intake is less than 2,300 milligrams per day which is approximately one... Read More
July 6, 2021
How to Buy Healthy Foods on a Budget
Walking into any grocery store can be intimidating sometimes, especially when you are trying to eat a little healthier. Buying fruits and veggies can also be intimidating, this true after seeing some of the prices. There is no denying that eating healthy can be expensive sometimes. So, in honor of the month of July being Farm Fresh Month, I am going to share some of my favorite tips to eating healthy on a budget!
Shop in season! Shopping in season is the... Read More
June 8, 2021
Gather Food Repurposing Program
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with UNH Dining Dietitian, Rochelle L’Italien to talk about the Gather Food Repurposing Program that launched two weeks ago. This new program is a collaboration between UNH Dining, the UNH Nutrition Department, Gather NH, and so many other departments on campus. Essentially, this program works to rescue food that is still good but doesn’t meet “commercial standards” and prevent it from being sent to the garbage or... Read More
May 24, 2021
How much is too much?
As the semester comes to a close and we all start to recover from finals, and start our summer jobs or classes, it may be tempting to start buying extra coffees or energy drinks throughout the day to power through all of those long study sessions. Whether you prefer to do work during the day or late at night, having that extra boost of caffeine is so helpful is getting a lot of work done in a shorter amount of time. But I’m sure that during the end of the semester, you... Read More
May 9, 2021
An Easy Guide to Making Perfect Overnight Oats
One of the latest trends in nutrition that you may have heard of before are Overnight Oats. This is a simple and easy breakfast which requires zero work in the morning. It is a quick breakfast that can be taken on the go which is perfect for busy college students or people who no longer have the luxury of working from home.
To make this quick and easy breakfast, all you need are: One glass jar (approximately 10-12 ounces), milk of choice, old... Read More
April 27, 2021
Is One Better Than the Other?
As the years go by, eating plant-based is becoming more popular than ever. Whether someone decides to follow it for environmental and sustainability purposes, or follows it for health reasons, or just follows it because they find it to be cheaper than following a meat-focused diet; there are all kinds of vegetarian diets that fall under the umbrella of plant-based. So the question remains, what are the differences and is one more favorable than the other?
To... Read More