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Eating Healthy For Students

Posted By David Asari, Tuesday, May 30, 2017

For students, eating at college is an entire new ball game, with late night pizza delivery and food  from buggies.  Even though some of these quick and simple options taste great, they are probably  not healthy for a student's body.      The food choices students make can affect whether or not they are able to remain awake during class  and whether or not they will come down with mononucleosis when it hits campus.  The problem  is not only about eating junk food, it's more about not getting the proper proteins, carbs, vitamins, and minerals that people need.    

When it comes to defending against illnesses, vitamins and minerals are very important.  Just  because they are important, isn't a reason forstudents to run out and stock up on vitamins and  supplements.  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, and even green leafy vegetables.  This is the ideal way to get  nutrition, as your body relies on these vitamins for many reasons.     When you eat on campus, skip on the soda's and go right to the juice machines.  Explore the  different entrees available and go to the saladbar where there are fresh vegetables.  You can  also try putting some broccoli and cauliflowerin the microwave for steamed vegetables.  There  are always healthy cereals and plenty of fresh fruit available in dining halls as well.     Always remember that eating healthy isn't just about avoiding greasy foods.  Eating healthy  involves getting a balanced diet and getting theright nutrients and vitamins to keep your body  in peak performance - or at least awake during your classes.

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