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Thursday, October 31, 2013

10 Healthy Foods to Beat Those Halloween Treats

Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 11:41 AM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , No comments

Guest post by Northeastern graduate student Meghann Jurkowski

Halloween is an exciting time of year filled with tricks, treats, costume parties and loads of candy. It's always fun to take part in the festive activities and taste all the Halloween goodies that surround us but sometimes we indulge a bit too much. If you have been to one too many parties or ate a little bit too much this holiday, leaving you feeling sluggish, overly full, sick or just plain creepy, you should consider cleansing your body with some detoxing foods. It is completely possible to give your body a cleanse, ridding yourself of those Halloween toxins without fasting! Here are 10 detox foods to get you back to normal...

Friday, October 25, 2013

What's All The Hype About Kale?

Friday, October 25, 2013 | 1:01 PM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , No comments

Guest post by Northeastern graduate student Meghann Jurkowski

The mighty kale has been a hot topic on the rise. Everyone seems to be drinking green smoothies or doing juicing cleanses with kale as a main ingredient. It's also been popping up in dishes at restaurants across the country and promoted heavily in all kinds of grocery stores. October 2nd was even National Kale Day! You may be looking around and wondering to yourself, what's all the hype about kale? The truth is, this nutrient packed super leafy green is something to be raving about. There are so many different kinds of kale, so many ways to prepare and eat it, it tastes great and the nutritional benefits are outstanding!

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Skinny on Fad Diets: 14 Easy Tips for Healthy Weight Management

Friday, October 4, 2013 | 9:39 AM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , , No comments


With assistance from Northeastern graduate student Kelli Harvilla

We have all encountered our share of fads, whether it was a specific phrase or the following of a boy band, and these things were pretty harmless to our health; however, one type of fad has blown to epic proportions, and has the potential to be harmful – the culprit being fad diets. This type of dieting has opened our eyes to a new world of weight loss, where our hopes and spirits are lifted towards achieving quick and easy results with virtually no work. These "diets" may prove to be successful at first, but how long can it last and what happens when the fad fades away?