September 1, 2015
Why Should You Consider The Mediterranean Diet?
Throughout the world, there are about 16 countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Each of these countries follows the Mediterranean diet in their own unique way. The Mediterranean diet is a dietary pattern that follows high consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, plenty of fish, lean meat, and olive oil. So how does this combination of food groups make this diet so beneficial? The people who follow this diet eat a... Read More
August 31, 2015
Do You Ever Feel Unsatisfied After A Meal? Adding More Fiber Rich Foods In Your Diet Can Change That!
Dietary fiber adds bulk to your diet. It helps to make you full faster and keeps the food moving efficiently throughout your body. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that cannot be digested by the body. It does not break down into sugar molecules and instead is passed through the body undigested. This helps in regulating the body’s sugar use and keeping blood sugar and hunger in check! There... Read More
August 19, 2015
Are You Eating Enough Fish?
Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week? Why? It is because the omega-3 fatty acids that are found in in fish can help reduce the risk of heart disease! This is especially beneficial towards people who have a high risk of cardiovascular disease. What exactly are omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are unsaturated fats that protect against the development of erratic cardiac rhythm disturbances,... Read More
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
August 6, 2015
Which is Better For You, Coffee or Tea?
Many people reach for a caffeinate beverage these days to keep them going during their busy schedules. When it comes to getting a little boost of energy, is it healthier to reach for coffee or tea? I found a nutritional breakdown written by Prevention which looks at the nutritional benefits of both coffee and tea.
This article compares nutrients including potassium, calcium, folate, protein, and caffeine, some of which you may have never known were in... Read More
August 3, 2015
Looking For a Quick Energy Boost?
Before you reach for that fourth cup of coffee, consider some healthier alternatives. Eating breakfast regularly and snacking periodically throughout the day, as well as drinking lots of water, can keep energy levels high all day long! In addition, there are specific foods which provide a quick energy boost without the extra additives.
Carbohydrates can serve as an excellent source of energy, but can be found in array of both healthy and unhealthy foods.... Read More
July 29, 2015
Do You Feel Tired All the Time? Are You Getting Enough Sleep at Night but Still Feel Fatigued?
There could be a possibility that your hectic schedule has caused you to lack some vital nutrients. Iron Deficiency Anemia could be the explanation of your excessive sleepiness. Iron is an essential mineral that is needed by our body’s to carry out many important functions. Not consuming foods that are rich in iron can cause your body to become iron deficient. Anemia occurs when our red bloods do... Read More
July 22, 2015
What You Need To Know About Gluten!
According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite the gluten free diet craze to lose weight, there is no published evidence suggesting that this diet is beneficial for the general healthy population. “In fact, there are data to suggest that gluten itself may provide some health benefits.”
But what is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in foods like wheat, rye, and barley. So, who should adopt a gluten-free lifestyle? Individuals... Read More
July 9, 2015
Grocery Shop Like a Pro!
As if there aren’t already enough unhealthy places to tempt us, grocery stores also do their part in steering us away from healthy choices.
Here are five tips to help you stick to clean eating while shopping at the super market.
Make a list. Shopping without a list will cause you to walk up and down the aisles, which means you’ll end up buying more than you intended to. You’re also more likely to forget items that you need. Buying things that look attractive to you are... Read More
June 25, 2015
Why Shop At Farmers Markets?
Farmers markets are one of my favorite food destinations. Not only do you have homemade, fresh products at your fingertips, but you also get a look at all sorts of new foods at a reasonable price.
While studying abroad in Australia, it was even more exciting for me with exotic local fruits and vegetables and great deals verses a supermarket.
I often find that different booths will have the same fruits and vegetables but different pricing, so make sure to scope it... Read More