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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September 13, 2016
Tips For Creativity In The Kitchen, Dining Hall, And Even The Breakroom
Did you know that an attractive plate can actually make the food taste better? This was proven by an Oxford University professor named Charles Spence. He found that even the simplest of meals can be made to not only look more appetizing, but even more flavorful and nutritious based on your garnishes.
If you have ever associated healthy eating with bland, boring meals, here is where it stops. You do not have to be an art... Read More
July 20, 2016
Eating Locally Can Be Healthy and Delicious
Looking to eat fresh foods that are organic and full of nutrients? Luckily, New Hampshire has a wonderful resource known as Farmer’s market restaurants that fill that desire!
Farmer’s market restaurants are located on the same property as the farm itself, and only serve food that is grown right there on the farm, ensuring that is extra fresh. And anything that the farm can’t provide is retrieved from other local farms.
Some benefits of farmer’s market... Read More
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
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