Abandon Culture for “health”?

By Veronica Gomez, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor We always hear about eating “healthy” in the context of the American diet. When we think of changing our eating habits, the average student will envision a diet completely different than what they are accustomed to. Suddenly, this student has to cut out all cultural foods andContinue reading “Abandon Culture for “health”?”

5 ways Meditation can make you a MORE EFFICIENT student!

By Lisa Aparicio, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Welcome Back Aggies! Fall quarter 2022 has just begun and we are ready to start it off right by prioritizing our mental/physical health and wellness. Cheers to another year of progress towards our goals! We are back again this year providing you with information and tips surroundingContinue reading 5 ways Meditation can make you a MORE EFFICIENT student!”

3 Important Nutrients for College Students

By Elisha Aispuro, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor The life of a college student is hectic, unpredictable, and caffeine-driven for many. Long hours of studying with so many other responsibilities make it difficult to prioritize mental and physical well-being. This lack of time, in addition to other barriers, such as limited access to nutrient-dense foods,Continue reading “3 Important Nutrients for College Students”

Vitamin D, “The Sunshine Vitamin”

By Angela Feng, UC Davis Healthy Aggie What is the “Sunshine Vitamin” you may ask? It’s your friend vitamin D! You might be thinking, “Oh, now they are going to educate me on foods high in vitamin D.” Actually…not quite. The best way to get vitamin D is from the sun! By being exposed toContinue reading “Vitamin D, “The Sunshine Vitamin””

Is coffee beneficial or detrimental to your health? 

By Elisha Aispuro, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor First off… let’s quickly discuss all the claims you may have heard about coffee in these last twenty years. Did you ever hear about a 2006 study that found drinking a mere two cups of black coffee every day increased your risk for heart attacks and highContinue reading “Is coffee beneficial or detrimental to your health? ”

Sustainable Vegetarian Diet

By Kimberly Oliva, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Intern Under the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), my plate suggests a serving of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and protein for a balanced meal. But what comes to mind when “protein” is mentioned? Is it chicken, turkey, beef, pork? Or is it tofu, beans, nuts? Those whoContinue reading “Sustainable Vegetarian Diet”

Does Cooking Change the Nutrient Profile in Foods?

By Angela Feng, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Intern This question has always been a mystery to me, and I’m sure many can relate. What happens when you cook food? Is there a specific cooking method preferred over the other? Well, you’re in luck today! Because I will be diving into the cooking processes and howContinue reading “Does Cooking Change the Nutrient Profile in Foods?”

Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

By: Angela, Healthy Aggie Intern Ingredients:  8 ounces bowtie pasta  8 ounces mixed mushrooms  ¼ cup finely chopped fresh thyme and oregano  2 tablespoons olive oil  1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice  3 cups baby greens: baby kale or spinach  ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated  3 to 4 ounces soft goat cheese  Kosher salt and freshContinue reading “Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese”