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Diabetes Dilemma

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

                                             pat138241

This past summer, I volunteered for a week at a summer camp for children with diabetes.The American Diabetes Association’s, Camp Carefree was geared toward bringing children with diabetes together and providing them with support from all over the country. The kids amazed me every single day with their knowledge and bravery. I knew nothing about how hard their daily lives were; I only knew what I had learned in classes at UNH.

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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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Why Cadbury Chocolate Tastes Like Victory

Monday, August 5, 2013

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Monday, August 5, 2013

When most people think of good chocolate they think of Belgium and Switzerland, but England should not be forgotten! England is home of Cadbury chocolate! The creamiest chocolate I have ever tasted. You know those little Cadbury eggs you get in your Easter basket? They’re so tasty! They are from England and here in England, Cadbury eggs are sold year round. It’s fantastic! Brits can all agree that there is no chocolate but Cadbury chocolate.

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The Truth about Antioxidants

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

                                                                                          Stoonn

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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The Moroccan Cuisine

Friday, July 19, 2013

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Friday, July 19, 2013

Courtney Eaton

During the first weekend in April, my best friend and I traveled to Morocco! Morocco is located in Northern Africa, just across the Gibraltar Straight from Spain. Since the Islamic invasion of the 7th century AD, Morocco has been a Muslim country so everyone speaks Arabic.

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The Cost of Organics

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

                                                         Alden Mead

Why should people buy organic? For a start, non-organic fruits and vegetables are covered in dangerous and toxic pesticides. These deadly chemicals have been shown to cause cancer and central nervous system damage. Not only do non-organic fruits and vegetables affect our health, but they also can harm wildlife that live in the area that they are being grown. The pesticides get into our drinking water, harming both us and the animals that drink it.

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The Difference Between Good and Bad Fats

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

                                      Grant Cochrane 

People are constantly being told that “Fats are bad”, and many people will spend lots of time and money to completely rid their diet of fat. The truth is, that we need fats. Fat is actually necessary for you to lose weight. It all depends on the source of food you are getting it from! 

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The Benefits of Dietary Supplements

Monday, June 24, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Monday, June 24, 2013

                                                                                        artur84 

Dietary Supplements have become a staple in many Americans diets today.  There are hundreds of different dietary supplements available on market shelves and it can be overwhelming trying to decipher which products are both safe and effective.  One important thing to note is that the FDA does not monitor the production and safety of supplements—that is the manufacturer’s job.  This is why it is extra important to make sure you are purchasing from a reliable source!

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Foods that Contain Toxic Ingredients

Friday, June 21, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, June 21, 2013

Today "food" is comprised of so many different additives and chemicals in order to make it edible and appealing for a consumer to purchase and eat. Recently there has been a lot of controversy over which chemicals and substances are dangerous and how all of these additives can affect us down the line. I don't know about you, but having weird additives in my food that I don't know are safe or not kind of creeps me out. Luckily, nutrition professionals Mira and Jayson Calton, authors of Rich Food, Poor Food, came up with a grocery list to help you avoid toxic chemicals in your food!

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The Delicious Italian Cuisine

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Two weeks ago I toured around different parts of Italy. Italy is obviously home to the most delicious food in the world, in my opinion. The cities are beautiful and so much fun, but the food is what sold me. This is no Olive Garden. Italian food is part of the Mediterranean diet so it is considered quite healthy, to the surprise of many. There are three major differences between genuine Italian cuisine and what Americans think is Italian.

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