As we probably all know, exercising goes hand in hand with healthy eating habits, and overall health and fitness
Thankfully, here at UConn, we have a lot of healthy options available to us in each dining hall, along with a card that lists any allergenic foods that each dish contains. Most people think that in order to lose weight or be healthier, they need to starve themselves or eat strictly salad.
Rice is one food that can be found in any dining hall that is beneficial to our health. Rice provides energy, stabilizes blood sugar and slows down the aging process. It’s versatile; you can mix it with meat or vegetables, put hot sauce on it or just eat it by itself.
Quinoa is a
The best type of meat for improving your eating habits or losing weight is
Studies have shown that some of the best fruits and vegetables to eat are sweet potatoes, citrus fruits, blueberries, spinach, asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes
Germs are spread at lightning speed on college campuses and everyone is always getting sick. One way to help prevent yourself from getting sick so often is to keep your vitamin C levels up.
Spinach is high in iron, and when combined with vitamin C foods, is even more beneficial. Combining a spinach salad with orange slices or strawberries is a good way to get the most health benefits out of the foods.
Iron helps to make us feel stronger and less tired or sluggish. Not having good iron levels can throw off your entire body and affect your overall physical and mental health. It’s found in red meat as well, but spinach is a good way to keep your levels up without consuming red meat 24/7.
Perhaps one of the most frustrating problems a lot of students struggle with is breakfast and snacking on-the-go. Pure oats
Fruits are great
Nuts are one of the easiest on-the-go snacks and have a lot of nutritional benefits. They also taste pretty good, which is a plus. The only downside is that they’re high in calories, but that’s outweighed by the fact that they’re good for your heart, contain unsaturated fats, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, fiber and vitamin E. Nuts are also a source of protein and almonds contain iron as well, which as I mentioned earlier, is widely beneficial.
Tessa Pawlik is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.