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Need Another Excuse to Eat Chocolate?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of m_bartosch

I thought that since it is the month of chocolate’s most popular holiday, Valentine’s Day, it would be fitting to give you all some comfort and encouragement about just how delectible, rich, and even healthy  the candy can be! So before you’re kicking yourself over indulging in the luscious treat, relax, and pop another chocolate into your mouth or even use it to cook a delicious meal for you and a loved one!

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Food Court Finds

Monday, February 7, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, February 7, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Federico Stevanin

Face it - we’ve all been walking through the mall when we stumble upon the food court. The sweet aroma of pizza, Chinese food, and cinnamon buns is almost intoxicating. But how on earth are you supposed to fit into the skinny jeans you just bought if you’re filling your body with such high-fat, calorie-dense foods?

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The Good, the Bad, and the Gluten-Free

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Paul

Carb-free, fat-free...we’ve heard of just about every “free” diet out there, but how about gluten- free? You may have recently seen the newest diet craze in the media with celebrities claiming weight loss galore, or perhaps you know someone who eats form the gluten-free section that UNH dining services provides. 

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'Tis the Season...for healthy eating

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Eating Well

Eating healthy during the holidays can often be a challenge. There is so much delicious food and often times too many options to choose from…that you just have to try everything. I usually have a hard time deciding between cookies, brownies, and apple pie. Even aside from dessert, many times people over eat main course meals as well. This is a common problem for almost everybody during the holidays but there are ways to help!

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You Say Potato...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Suat Eman

For years we’ve been taught that potatoes are bad for you. Their presence at the top of the Food Guide Pyramid is attributed to their starch content and somewhat high glycemic index. But what if the health benefits of potatoes outweighed their downfalls? Certainly potatoes shouldn’t be eaten daily to a sugar freak or diabetic, but they are quite healthy and actually beneficial to others if eaten in moderation. Here are some of the nutritional benefits of potatoes…

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Fat Talk Free Week: A Success Among UNH Students

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Delta Delta Delta

Have you noticed the table at the MUB promoting Fat Talk Free Week? How about the shirts around campus reading, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fat Talk”? Have you been wondering what all the hoopla is over ‘fat talk’? If so, you’ve come to the right place to learn!

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Grocery Shop to Save Money and Calories

Monday, November 8, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Monday, November 8, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of xedos4

We all know that feeling when we open up the fridge at the end of the week and stand with the door open, staring aimlessly into the vast, empty appliance we depend on to supply us with food. Yes, it is that time of the week again; time to go grocery shopping.

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Functional Fluid

Monday, November 1, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, November 1, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Pixomar

Are you aware that you are supposed to drink water even before you feel thirsty? Unknown to many, thirst is actually a sign of dehydration, something which can cause a lot of harm to your body. Water makes up more than 70% of the human body. It is essential for muscles, to aid in maintaining body temperature, the digestive system, skin, and much more. By dehydrating your body, it could lead to negative effects such as impaired blood flow, mental fatigue, and reduced ability to transport nutrients and waste.

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Want a Sweet Sensation?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Friday, October 15, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Suat Eman

I have a huge sweet tooth. Personally, the hardest part of living a healthy lifestyle for me is controlling my sugar intake. Many Americans struggle to live healthier lifestyles, but feel unsatisfied if they don’t have something sweet at the end of the day. While it is important to satisfy your cravings, many desserts are high in fat and empty calories. In order to find some desserts that I could indulge in, I went on a search for some sweet tasting treats that left me feeling satisfied without feeling like I had overeaten.

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Extreme Makeover: Nutrition Label Edition

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Kid's Health

Approximately twenty years ago, Congress passed the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, which required all packaged foods to display a detailed nutrition facts label. This label was to include serving sizes, energy content, and ingredients. Overtime, however, companies have come up with a variety of ways to “trick” consumers with the writing they present on their packaged goods. Due to this deception by food producers, the Center for Science in the Public Interest wants to give the nutrition label a makeover! The suggested changes are as follows:

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