Volume 95, Issue 46

Thursday, November 22, 2001
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The Gazette's ultimate student survival guide

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Talking like a jazz man

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Finding the house of your dreams

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Surfing the bookstacks

Saving your money

Be just like Psychic Bob

Rolling a big phatty

Eating right

Do you want to expand your cooking skills? Are you tired of the same food combo every night?

People often fall into the habit of eating an abundance of fast foods because they are too busy to cook their own meals, said Eric Noreen, a PhD candidate in exercise nutrition at Western.

These foods make people sluggish and tired, he explained. "To be more alert and efficient, it is important to eat a variety of foods and to try new foods."

"Most people aren't getting enough Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in cold water fish. People should eat a couple of fatty fish meals a week," Noreen said. To complement the healthy fish, add one bowl of green leafy vegetables to fill you up, he added.

Jenny Hillard, VP-issues and policy at the Consumers' Association of Canada, said there are some essential staples in the kitchen.

"There is a lot to be said about beans and lentils, which are a source of non-animal protein. These can be stored and used in several different ways to create interesting meals," she said.

During busy and stressful times, it is especially important for students to be eating healthy food to keep their body functioning well, she said.

–Judie Larracey

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