November 17, 2020
Getting Creative in the Kitchen
Making bread is a fun way to spend time inside! All you need is a dutch oven and some other ingredients. Follow along with this video made by Intern Layla and Sarah.
3 ½ cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
2 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
2 jalapeñoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 jalapeño, sliced into rings, divided
1 tablespoon kosher salt (optional)
2 cups warm water
2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
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November 16, 2020
Signs, Symptoms, and More
One of the most common deficiencies in the United States and around the world is iron deficiency. iron is a trace mineral - meaning you only need trace amounts of it on a daily basis - that is essential for red blood cells carrying oxygen throughout the body. Additionally, iron is essential for immune system functioning. It helps you fight infection!
Unfortunately, iron is a heavy metal which makes it difficult for the body to naturally absorb. This is why it is... Read More
October 15, 2020
How Food Can Boost the Immune System
We’ve all been told to drink a glass of orange juice if we feel a cold coming on. Unfortunately though, having this small dose of vitamin C is not enough to give our immune system the boost it needs to wipe any and all diseases from our system. Eating for immune health is more than just this single serving of a vitamin C-rich food every once in a while. It is eating an abundance of immune boosting vitamins and minerals, managing chronic stress, getting... Read More
October 11, 2020
Understanding your Cholesterol Panel
After the age of 20, most people in the United States will have a cholesterol screening once every 5 years. This cholesterol screening can be used as a tool to help predict the risk of development of plaque in blood vessels which lead to Heart Disease (or Cardiovascular Disease). After the simple blood test has been conducted at our physical, we get our results back from the lab, but what do they mean exactly?
A cholesterol screening measures the total... Read More
September 30, 2020
Understanding The Basics
Many people have heard about saturated and unsaturated fats in mainstream media. Today, I will be providing a little bit of clarity about the difference between the two, what foods they can be found in, and what they do to our bodies. In the wake of fad-diets, there is a lot of information out there that can be overwhelming and confusing. To have a better understanding of fats and what they in our bodies, check out the information below:
Saturated Fat is the type of... Read More
September 23, 2020
A Basic Guide
We see it in the news, we hear it from doctors: start eating more fiber! But what is fiber, what does it do, and how does it help us? If you find yourself asking any of these questions when you hear about fiber, you are not alone. A lot of people might not even know what it is or how it can help you either. Check out this guide below to learn more about fiber and all of its benefits!
What is it?
Fiber is a substance in food that your body is unable to digest. Unlike proteins,... Read More
September 21, 2020
Seasonal Fruits And Veggies
As summer begins to transition into fall, many people throughout New Hampshire and New England will find themselves wondering what fruits and vegetables are in season. It is no secret that New England has a short and limited growing season. But, fall is not just about apples and pumpkins. There are still ways to get a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet as the seasons change. Check out this list of fall fruits and vegetables you are guaranteed to... Read More
September 8, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
For the final eating pattern blog, I will be covering pescatarian!
The Basics: The final eating pattern, pescatarian, is very similar to Mediterranean, which was covered last week. Interestingly, pescatarian is technically on the spectrum of vegetarianism. This is because of the emphasis on fruits and vegetables with a limited consumption of animal-based protein. Similarly to Mediterranean, a pescatarian eating pattern emphasizes whole grains, legumes (beans), nuts, seeds... Read More
August 31, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
This week I'm covering an eating pattern that has an interesting history: Mediterranean! Because of this, I've added a history section to share more about this eating pattern.
The History: Eating Mediterranean may not be what a lot of people think it is. Unfortunately, it does not exclusively promote eating pizza and pasta and drinking wine. It actually emphasizes eating the way that poorer communities in southern Italy and Greece would have eaten in the early 1960s. Why... Read More
August 27, 2020
A Guide To Making The Perfect Smoothie
With the summer heat, people are looking for all kinds of ways to cool off. Smoothies are a great way to cool off and have a delicious and nutritious snack. Some may find themselves completely overwhelmed at the tought of coming up with something so creative. Fear no more; grab your blender and check out this "101" guide to making the perfect smoothie!
Base: Every smoothie needs a "base." This is something that is going to give it that classic smoothie... Read More