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Avocados are Packed with Nutrients for Your Health

Monday, December 15, 2014

Author: 
Jessica Palmer
Monday, December 15, 2014
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Have you noticed the growing popularity of this up and coming super food? Now advertised and served at nearly every restaurant, avocados can be added to just about every dish, but I’m not complaining!

Avocado is a fruit and has a flavor and texture that works well with just about anything. It is packed with nutrients and has a nickname of the “alligator pear”, given its thick, bumpy skin. It has grown very popular in the American diet because of the high nutritional content it packs.

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Quick and easy recipes for the most important meal of the day!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Don’t have enough time in the morning to have a full blown sit-down breakfast? Lots of us don’t, it’s hard to get out the door every morning and to campus on time. There are lots of recipes  out there that are quick and healthy to keep you going throughout the day.  If you ever heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you have heard right.

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Plan Your Portions for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, November 24, 2014
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For anyone trying to reach or maintain a personal weight goal, Thanksgiving can be a tough holiday. With so many delicious food tempting you, it can be difficult to maintain your healthy habits during the holiday season. Splurging on Thanksgiving dinner can set off a domino effect for eating habits throughout the holidays. Take control of the day and jumpstart your motivation for a happy and healthy holiday season. Incorporating fresh vegetables and produce into Thanksgiving dishes can bring health color and flavor to your table!

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Healthy Snacking

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Author: 
Brenna Robinson
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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While working you may find yourself reaching for that bag of chips. Before you know it you have eaten the entire bag. There are better choices out there for healthy snacking. The choices you make for healthy snacking may make you fuller and less likely to continue eating.

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Portion Control

Monday, November 10, 2014

Author: 
Audrey Walker
Monday, November 10, 2014
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In this day and age, it’s extremely difficult to get an appropriate serving while eating out. Portions can be up to three times what you should be eating in one sitting, making it difficult to stay on track with eating a healthful diet. Even when you are cooking for yourself, it can be difficult to estimate what a proper serving size is. Here are some helpful tips to reference while you’re eating out and even when you’re making meals for yourself at home

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It All Starts with a Good Choice

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Author: 
Brenna Robinson
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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The school year has just begun, now is great time to start healthy eating habits. Starting new eating habits can be difficult. Where do you start? In the dining halls all the food that is served has little green cards with all the nutritional facts needed to make a healthier choice. In addition to the nutritional cards  you can also find the Guiding Stars. These stars shown will help guide you to better options at the dining halls.

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Breakfast Blends with a Boost

Monday, September 8, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, September 8, 2014

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Busy lifestyles have recently caused breakfast to become more of an afterthought than a priority. Does grabbing a banana while heading out the door sound all too familiar? As much as we would love to sit down to an omelet and cappuccino before work, most of us don’t have the time to get our healthy eating on. Well, time is no longer an excuse for skipping the most important meal of the day. Smoothies packed with nutrient rich fruits and vegetables are a great way to jumpstart your day!

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Use Prevention to Improve Your Health and Reduce Health Costs

Monday, July 28, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Monday, July 28, 2014

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With concern about the high and rising health cost in the United States, there is an even bigger concern about reducing or limiting the cost of medical services. One way to help reduce possible health costs is through prevention strategies. Prevention is not only the best way to reduce your chances of developing illness or a chronic condition, but it is also the key to reducing your chance of having to pay for unnecessary health costs. 

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Boost your Brain Health

Monday, June 30, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, June 30, 2014

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Nutritionists and doctors have long emphasized the benefits of a low-fat diet, but not all fats are bad for your health! More than just the amount of fat, the types of fat that one consumes is what really matters. There are “good” fats, such as Omega-3 fatty acids which play a crucial role in cognitive function, as well as normal growth and development. Omega-3 fats aid in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, inflammatory diseases and cancer.

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How to manage IBS

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Let’s talk about IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, a  group of symptoms that effect the large intestine. Approximately 20% of US adults have IBS. The symptoms of IBS can be rather uncomfortable such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, and gassiness. Keep in mind, these symptoms could be caused by other factors, and not necessarily IBS.

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