January 11, 2017
Fast Facts About The Mediterranean Diet
Many people have heard of the “Mediterranean Diet”, but some just think it is another diet scam that will come and go. It is actually an older diet, and people have been mimicking the eating styles of the Mediterranean region for many years now, and it has shown benefits to those who follow it.
Most diet plans are set up merely for weight loss, but this diet is great for heart health along with weight loss. It bases meals off of fruit and vegetables... Read More
January 6, 2017
The Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds have become one of the most popular super foods in the health and nutrition community. These small seedlings are widely known for their high nutritional value and their energy boosting power. they contain immense amount of fiber, protein and Omega 3 fatty acids.
Did you know? Just 1 ounce (or 1 serving) chia seeds contain:
11 grams of fiber
4 grams of protein
18% of the RDA of Calcium
9 grams of fat
30% of the RDA of Magnesium and Manganese
And there’s... Read More
December 28, 2016
Follow These Tips to Put Less Sugar, Chemicals, and Fat Into Your Diet.
A healthy lifestyle requires modifications, not restrictions. The simple act of swapping unhealthy foods for better nutritious foods can help you feel and look better. Small steps towards your health can further help you in developing healthier habits.
Check out these 5 healthy food swaps:
Refined, white sugar? Maple syrup, honey, agave nectar White sugar has been shown to suppress your immune system, that puts you at an... Read More
November 28, 2016
How to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays
It seems like just yesterday that us Wildcats were moving back onto campus for the new academic year. But so quickly, the Fall semester is almost over. With the end of the Fall semester comes the excitment of the holiday season.
While the holiday season is known for bringing festivity and cheer, it is also known to bring treats that aren’t so friendly to the waistline. With all of the opportunities to indulge in your favorite holiday goodies, it is... Read More
November 15, 2016
Start Your Day With a Superfood-Filled Smoothie Bowl
If you happen to have perused a food magazine recently, you must have seen an article or two about smoothie bowls. I’ve heard of a smoothie. But a smoothie bowl?
A smoothie bowl is basically a thick smoothie, eaten with a spoon, out of a bowl. Clean Eating Magazine indicates that “the thicker consistency of smoothie bowls provide a more substantial and nutrient-rich meal.” And most smoothie bowls are bursting with a superfood or two and... Read More
October 21, 2016
Who Says you can’t Indulge yourself with Some Guiltless Comfort Foods this Fall? Find out Which Seasonal Produce can Leave you Feeling Good This Season.
Check out the health benefits of each Fall superfood and click on the recipes to try or get inspired:
Whether you picked it directly from the tree or the aisle of your local grocery store, each apple is packed with antioxidants and dietary fiber.
Try these recipes:
Roasted Vegetable, Apple, and Sausage Medley
Healthier Apple Crisp ... Read More
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
68.... Read More
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