Eating Healthy at College helps Train Your brain
Here are some health links you can use to help train your brain.
Training the overweight brain to abstain. Looks like your brain will be learning more than math at university.
Tips Eating Healthy While at University
Eating doesn’t have to be hazardous to your health. Here are some tips to help you eat what makes sense and stay within your budget (especially if you are a student).
Make a realistic budget and stick to it. If this is a problem shop with cash and leave your debit and credit cards at home.
Make a list. Keep a list in your smart phone so that when you are running low you can write down what you need. (Maybe snap a photo of things you need to buy and put them into a shopping file) If you don’t have a smart phone, go old school and post a piece of paper on the frig and add what you need when you run low.
Stick to your list. Buy only the things you wrote on your list.
Register for store saving cards. Some stores will give you a discount or send you special coupons through the post or by email.
Buy raw ingredients. instead of pre-packaged foods. Buying raw ingredients gives you more options when you get ready to cook.
Use everything possible. This means eating leftovers and learning to combine leftovers to create new meals.
Don’t buy junk food. Junk food is a waste of money and calories.
Drink water. Drink tap water. If the water tastes funny, invest in a water filter. metabolic balance doesn’t want you to add flavors to your water so drink it without adding lemon or other flavorings.
Pack your own lunch.
Buy seasonal foods.
Eat a good breakfast.
Don’t snack. Metabolic balance encourages you to avoid snacking. By eating only at meals, you will reduce your food budget.
Limit your sugar intake.
Limit your alcohol intake. - Alcohol adds calories to your diet without adding essential nutritional value.
Eat three meals a day - metabolic balance suggests three meals a day.
If you would like more health tips for students, check out this website by Rutgers University.
metabolic balance Monday Recipe - Easy Dorm Food Ideas Using a Cucumber
When your dorm room frig is the size of a shoebox, eating healthy might seem like a big hurdle to jump. Here are some easy recipes you can make at your dorm without a microwave or oven and which uses a vegetable that doesn’t have to hang out in the frig.
Cucumber Cups (Stuffed with hummus, yogurt, or cheese.) - Simply peel the cucumber and cut into large chunks. Scoop out the middle of each chunk and then fill it with cheese, hummus or yogurt … maybe even tuna if you have small can on hand. (check out the fish options from last week.)
Another version of the cucumber cup would be a cucumber boat. Same concept different scooping direction. Make the chunks very long split them in half and then scoop out the insides.
Chicken salad stuffed raw peppers - The idea is to lower the amount of bread you are eating and remove the amount of cooking and cleanup. If you put the chicken salad into the pepper, you can carry it around in a napkin and you won’t have to wash any dishes. This idea would work well at the office too. Just make sure you have some wet wipes in case you spill salad on your suit or be European and eat the salad out of the pepper with a fork.
Cucumber sandwiches - Use the cucumbers as your sandwich bread. Little tiny sandwiches. You must enjoy creating small things because your sandwiches will be only the diameter of a cucumber. This would be great for salmon or some kind of meat that can hang on. I would not use this for chicken or tuna salad unless you wrap it completely in a lettuce leaf.
What to Eat - Seafood Watch Consumer Guides
Now that you know why to eat fish, take a look at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch recommendations, which show you which seafood items are “Best Choices” or “Good Alternatives,” and which ones you should “Avoid.”
To find sustainable seafood wherever you live or travel, just choose a state here and download a printable guide that fits in your wallet. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch also offers free iPhone & Android apps, which provide up-to-date recommendations about ocean-friendly seafood and sushi.
Fish- Lets Eat Some
Health and Aging - What you do now makes a difference
Here are some life changes you can make now so that you age in a healthy way.
Eat a healthy diet by following a metabolic balance plan
Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables.
Choose smaller portions
Maintain a healthy weight
Add exercise into your daily routine.
walking, gardening and dancing can be considered exercise.
Set aside the same time for it each day so that it becomes a habit.
Try taking a walk regularly after dinner.
Limit your alcohol.
Here is a guide from the government on how to create a healthy lifestyle.
September is Healthy Aging Month
It is never too late to take control of your health! Here are some useful tips to get you on track to a healthy lifestyle no matter what your age.
9 tips for a healthier life (includes healthy diet)
4 tips for healthier eyes (includes healthy diet)
10 tips for a healthier heart (includes watching what you eat)
5 tips for a healthier stomach (includes changing your diet)
Tips for healthier skin (Includes watching what you eat)
As you can see, eating healthy is an important factor in healthy aging. If you would like to read a government report about aging in America, you may find the link below interesting:
artwork by Cyril Mariaux
Cholesterol & Healthy Aging
While it may well be a coincidence that both observations fall on the same calendar month every year, the correlation between cholesterol and healthy aging certainly is not!
“We have all heard of the relationship of cholesterol in preserving health and preventing heart and other vascular disease. Nevertheless, it is important to repeat the message from time to time since high cholesterol leads to atherosclerosis which leads to hardening of the arteries in our heart and major arterial blood vessels. This can in turn lead to heart attacks and strokes. The kicker in all this is that as we age, our bodies manufacture more cholesterol, especially the so called LDL or low density lipoproteins. This is the ‘bad’ cholesterol as compared to HDL or high density lipoproteins that is ‘good’.”
“Cholesterol is an important thing to monitor and reduce when it comes to longevity. High cholesterol means (simply) that your body has too much gunk in your arteries. That gunk can lead to heart attacks and stroke. It’s a good thing that lowering your cholesterol through lifestyle changes and medication is possible.”
In order to increase longevity and live longer Mark Stibich, Ph.D. recommends in his article Top 3 Ways to Reduce Your Cholesterol - Simple, Life-Saving Steps to follow three simple steps:
Change Your Diet
Take Your Medicine
Similarly, in its press release Healthy Aging® Magazine gives 10 tips for Reinventing Yourself during Healthy Aging Month. Here are a few examples:
Be positive in your conversations and your actions every day, drop negative friends
Walk like a vibrant, healthy person - start walking, not only for your health but to see the neighbors
Stand up straight and Smile
Make this month the time to set up your annual physical and other health screenings
Both events have not yet received a lot of media attention – so, throughout the month of September we will make sure to keep you posted about any significant news related to cholesterol and healthy aging!
metabolic balance Monday Recipe: Avocado and an Egg
Sometimes simple recipes work best on Mondays. For this recipe you will split an avocado in half, leaving on the peel, and place a raw egg into the hole left by the pit.
Season with salt and pepper and then put the avocado and egg mixture into the oven until the egg is to the firmness you find edible. Remove from the oven and serve with a slice of rye bread. A quick and easy meal for a day when you are on the go.
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