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Cook Your Way through National Nutrition Month

Monday, March 28, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Monday, March 28, 2011

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Let’s face it, living on your own as a college student doesn’t exactly include homemade meals hot out of the oven, and Ramen and frozen pizza ends up on the menu more often than not. But why shouldn’t we be eating as well as we might if mom had cooked us dinner at home? As adults it is about time to learn how to cook delicious and healthy meals because it is an important skill that is used through out the rest of our lives. Cooking can be easy and fun, but if you’re especially scared of the oven, signing up for a free cooking class might be a good idea.

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Healthy Foods for a Healthy Mind

Friday, March 25, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Friday, March 25, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Tina Phillips

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia found in people aged sixty-five and older. Today, upwards of 5.3 million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s. One person is diagnosed every seventy seconds. Though many cases of Alzheimer’s are gene-related, the majority are not. Studies have recently shown dietary interventions may help protect against mental decline and potentially prevent brain-wasting diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Dietary interventions are as follows:

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Post Work-Out Protein

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Maggie Smith

You just finished an intense work out at the gym and you feel great…now what? The common thought, especially if you are exercising to stay in shape or lose weight, might involve food. That thought is one that should come after every work out as eating post work-out is an essential part of exercising.

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National Nutrition Month

Monday, March 21, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Monday, March 21, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Ambro

March is National Nutrition Month so I figured this week’s nutrition blog would be a great way to honor it by sharing a little about campaign. The American Diet Association (ADA) sponsored this year’s educational operation in efforts to increase informed, healthy decision-making when it comes to food choices.  The theme this year is “Eat Right with Color.” What exactly does that mean?

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Cornucopia Food Pantry

Friday, March 18, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Friday, March 18, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Liz Noffsinger

The Cornucopia Food Pantry is a non-profit organization consisting of UNH staff, students, and community individuals who work together to provide food baskets for needy UNH students, staff, faculty, and their families. Located at the Waysmeet Center at the United Campus Ministry to UNH at 15 Mill Road, the Cornucopia Food Pantry works with local businesses and farmers to provide essential foods to families in need.

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A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mind

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of nuchylee

Whole grains, fruits, vegetables…who would think those have anything to do with keeping a healthy mind? A great deal of research shows that deficiency in vitamins and essential nutrients can have harmful effects on the body, yet often they are not associated with mental health. Interestingly, there is research proven to support the fact that diets deficient in vitamins such as C, D and B vitamins, as well as protein can cause symptoms of depression or other mental health illnesses.

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Skip the Stretching

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Andy Newson

From the days of gym class in elementary school, we have all been taught that it is beneficial to stretch before any physical activity. But touching our toes and counting to ten before hopping on a treadmill may in fact hurt more than help.

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Smoothie Your Way to a Healthier Life

Monday, March 7, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, March 7, 2011

Having a tough time consuming your recommended servings of fruit per day? Ever tried making a smoothie? Smoothies are a quick and easy way to fit in your daily recommended intake of fruits while enjoying a delicious sweet treat. All you need is a blender, some fruit, and some juice. The best part, you can hide other healthy foods in them too! My personal favorite smoothie is what I call the Tropical Island Smoothie. Here’s the recipe:

                 ¾ cup frozen mango

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This Isn't Your Average 4th of July Hotdog Eating Contest...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, March 4, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Sceery

With even the basic nutritional knowledge, the thought of an eating contest might make you feel a little queasy. The idea of eating as many hotdogs as you can in a matter of minutes could almost give you a heart attack just thinking about it. Yet, right here on UNH campus there is one eating contest that actually takes a different approach. Annually, the Pan-Hellenic Sorority, Alpha Phi, holds their philanthropy event called “Eat Your Heart Out.” The event is designed with healthy foods in mind. The competition is a healthy eating contest between Greeks or any member in the UNH community.

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Wrinkles or Weight Loss?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Ambro

We all know that if we want to effectively lose weight, exercise is a must. But there are some instances in which your workout routine may not give you the results you want. We’re talking wrinkles! Yes the perfect body would be well, perfect…but are we sacrificing our youthful stature for the sake of a flat stomach?

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