Coconut Chickpea Curry

By: Kalyn Concepcion, Healthy Aggie Intern Ingredients: 1 medium yellow onion diced 1 cup potatoes roughly chopped 1 green or red bell pepper diced 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can lowfat coconut milk (I prefer Sprouts Lite Coconut Milk) drained and rinsed 1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans Seasonings: Garlic minced Salt and pepper  Cumin Curry PowderContinue reading “Coconut Chickpea Curry”

Plates, Pyramids, Pagodas! Comparing 3 Food Guides of Different Countries

By Sammy Seefeldt, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Food graphics are a tool for making food choices. Although most of the recommendations are similar, each graphic depicts the guidance differently.  Did you know that countries have unique graphics for their nutrition guidelines? I never had realized until recently that this is the case! The graphicsContinue reading “Plates, Pyramids, Pagodas! Comparing 3 Food Guides of Different Countries”

What is Nourish?

By Hannah Squire, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Coordinator Do you get overwhelmed with all of the ‘healthy’ food options around campus? Buzz words like ‘superfood’, ‘full of antioxidants’, and ‘whole food’ on labels can be confusing. Luckily, Healthy UC Davis has your back to     discern what foods are really full of the nutrients you needContinue reading “What is Nourish?”

Are there differences in nutrient supplements marketed for men and women?

By Elisha Aispuro, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Before I tackle this, you may be wondering do we really need supplements at all? Well… I’m here to tell you that an increasing number of health experts will tell you that they’re unnecessary and you’re better off saving your money for something else. Of course, thereContinue reading “Are there differences in nutrient supplements marketed for men and women?”

The Not So Stressful Ways to Deal With Stress

By Sammy Seefeldt, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Today more than ever we live in a world rampant with anxiety and stress. From the never ending changing health of the world to the day-to-day struggle to excel in work, school, and social life – it is no wonder stress and anxiety are a norm. TheContinue reading “The Not So Stressful Ways to Deal With Stress”

Can drinking soda really hurt my health?

By Elisha Aispuro, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Picture this… it’s a hot summer day and the first thing you reach for is an icy-cold soda.  It seems so refreshing! As you start drinking this sugar-packed fizzy drink to quench your thirst, you slowly become thirstier without knowing it. This may sound counterintuitive because beveragesContinue reading “Can drinking soda really hurt my health?”

Should you juice or blend? 

By Elisha Aispuro, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Living in California will have you hearing the most absurd arguments as many of you know. One of those repeated arguments always discusses the age old question, is it better to juice or blend? While it may be tempting to watch the Goop Lab starring Gwenyth PaltroContinue reading “Should you juice or blend? ”