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Fight Fat Fear!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Friday, January 10, 2014

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We live in a fat-fearing world. With all of the non-fat and low-fat products out there, many consumers believe that fat is always unhealthy. There is however a type of fat that everybody can benefit from. Omega-3 Fatty acids have been proven to provide many health benefits. So before you cut the fat do a little research about where you can get Omega-3’s and how they can help you!

Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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The Truth About Carbohydrates!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Friday, January 3, 2014

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With several trending diets out there such as Atkins, South Beach, etc; people nowadays are lead to believe that eating carbohydrates is bad for us or is what makes us gain weight. Well believe it or not, this is the farthest thing from the truth! Carbohydrates are what our body uses to make glucose, which fuels our body and all of its processes. In fact, not eating enough carbohydrates can hurt you.

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Mindful Eating

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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You are sitting down at a table, with a huge plate of turkey, cranberry stuffing, corn, and mashed potatoes.I’m sure your mouth is watering just from reading those words.You can smell the aroma coming from the warm plate of food.You look at the colors, the texture, imagining the flavor, engaging all your senses.You put the food on your fork and take a closer look, imagining all the food as it was before it became this delicious meal.You place a forkful into your mouth and instead of chewing and swallowing right away; you savor the bursts of flavor, breaking down each individual flavor and t

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Student Nutrition Association Highlight

Monday, December 2, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, December 2, 2013

Photo Credit: Micayla Gilligan

With over 250 clubs and organizations on campus, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect group to join. That is why this week I wanted to highlight SNA or the Student Nutrition Association.

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The Inside Scoop on Dessert

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

                                                          Grant Cochrane

Do you ever find yourself craving a little something sweet after dinner? Or lunch? Or even just because? If you answered yes, know that you are certainly not alone! In honor of national dessert month, its time to celebrate and appreciate our sweet tooth. People talk about how “bad” or “forbidden” dessert is when the reality is, dessert can be your friend, not your enemy. Yes, eating a brownie sundae with hot fudge and whipped cream every day may not be the most nutritious habit, but once in a while? Go right ahead! Everything is good in moderation!

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Fats Make You Fat, right?!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, November 4, 2013

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If there was one thing that I learned in Italy this summer, it is that all fats should NOT be treated equally. It is important to be able to recognize healthier fats and try to minimize certain less healthy fats in your diet. 

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Fall into Good Health with Seasonal Foods!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Friday, November 1, 2013

It’s official! Fall has arrived and with it comes a season full of beautiful changing leaves, fun holidays and my personal favorite… delicious foods! Here in New Hampshire there are all sorts of foods that are in season during fall. What’s even better is many of them are packed with nutrients!

Apples

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The Psychology of Eating

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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So often when we think about being “health” in the context of the foods we eat we consider the nutrients, calories and other nutrition-related information. One important area of health that is often overlooked is the Psychology of eating. While many people know what types of foods they should be eating to fuel the body and the mind, most people are unaware of why they eat the way they do. I recently had the opportunity to speak with author and expert on the psychology of eating, Karen R. Koenig LCSW, M. ED.

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Chia: More than just a pet

Friday, September 6, 2013

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Friday, September 6, 2013

What exactly are chia seeds? They come from a desert plant called salvia hispanica, originated from Central America. Research finds that Chia seeds are a great source of omega - 3 fatty acid and also contains a surprising amount of fiber. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1 ounce of chia seeds provides 10 grams of fiber. That's almost half of your suggested daily amount! Chia seeds also provide a good amount of easily digestible protein and minerals such as iron and calcium.

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The Truth about Antioxidants

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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What are antioxidants anyway? Most people understand that they’re beneficial to health, but may be unsure of what they are or how they work! Our cells need oxygen to perform vital tasks, such as transferring energy stored in food, or for powering our muscles. When our cells use energy, they produce a by-product of organic molecules known as free-radicals.  Unfortunately, these free radicals are damaging to our bodies. They can lead to aging, tissue damage, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases. This is where antioxidants come in!

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