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Eating Healthy For Students

For students, eating at college is an entire new thing, the late night pizza delivery and food from buggies. Even though some of these quick and easy options taste great, they are probably not healthy for a student’s body.

The food choices can affect whether or not they’re able to stay awake during class and whether or not they will go down with mononucleosis when it hits campus. The problem is not only about eating up trash food, it’s more about not getting the suitable proteins, carbs, vitamins, and minerals that their body needs.

When it comes to fighting against illnesses, vitamins and minerals are very important. It’s best for students to get their nutrition from food.

You can find vitamin C in citric fruits, Vitamin A in milk and diary products, and vitamin E in nuts, whole wheat products. This is the best way to get nutrition as your body relies on these vitamins for many reasons.

When you eat on campus, try to skip on the soda’s and go the juice machines instead. Explore the different meals that are available and go where there are fresh vegetables. There are always healthy cereals and plenty of fresh fruit available outside the campus if you can’t find them in campus.

Always remember that eating healthy isn’t just about avoiding greasy foods. Eating healthy is about getting a balanced diet and getting the right nutrients and vitamins to keep your body in peak mode, so that you can learn faster!

How to Use Bagged Salad Greens Safely

How to Use Bagged Salad Greens Safely
* Check the “best if used by” date, and of course, choose the one that is furthest from the date you buy it.
* Look through the bag and check for wilted, spoiled or old greens, and don’t buy that bag. When you get them home, don’t wash them. They’re pre-washed and safe to eat. Washing them can actually make them break down faster and become more susceptible to bacterial growth.|
* If you have leftover greens, leave them in the bag they came in.
* These bags are more high tech than they look; they’re specially designed to allow the perfect amount of oxygen and moisture into the bag to preserve the greens still in there.
* Add some protein, some vegetables and a light dressing and you have a ready-to-eat meal in minutes, and you get the vegetables you need.

How To Buy Organic Foods

Looking for organic fruits and vegetables, but not sure you’ve got the real thing? Anna Lappe, organic food expert, tells you the simple ways to tell whether produce is organic or not.

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High Energy Foods

Take a raw carrot, and hold it to a bare flame. Nothing much happens except some charring and bad smell.

Place some liquid fat (oils) in a shallow dish prepared with a wick. Touch a match to the saturated wick, and observe the heat and light that results. This is one of the oldest kinds of light source known to humankind.

Take some solid fat, meat trimmings or tallow, or left over fat globules from meat dishes. A match might be sufficient to start a flame, or a bit more heat could be needed.

Take some sugar and treat as the solid fat. Preheating might be needed, or start with chemical igniter or acid, but you can end up with a bad smelling carbon sponge.

Mix sugar with potassium nitrate (“saltpeter”, a source of oxygen) and sulfur in the right proportions and you can make a weak form of gun powder.

Place some alcohol of at least 50 percent concentration (also called “100 proof”) in a shallow disk, with or without a wick. A match is enough to start a bright flame.

All these examples, except the carrot, are high energy foods. Consume more than you need and your body weight will increase. Restrict them and you have a chance of losing weight.