Sweet Dreams!

By Claire Benoist, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor College students notoriously don’t get enough sleep. Juggling classes, assignments, studying, and other responsibilities, can make it hard to find the time. College students get an average of 6-6.9 hours of sleep, but according to the sleep foundation, young adults ages 18-25 need between 7-9 hours ofContinue reading “Sweet Dreams!”

The Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

By Brandy Carrillo, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor In today’s crazy diet culture, it can be quite tricky to navigate the maze of macronutrients, micronutrients, grocery shopping, meal prepping, food preparation, etc. One misconception I’ve continuously come across is that fat is bad and should be avoided at all costs. In reality, fats are anContinue reading “The Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids”

The Vast Universe of Bacteria and Our Microbiome

By Meigan Freeman, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor We go throughout our day without ever really thinking how we are able to digest our lunch, circulate blood to our tissues, and read this text. To put it much too simply, our bodies are made up of vast networks of cells communicating with one another. However,Continue reading “The Vast Universe of Bacteria and Our Microbiome”

The Truth about Lemon Water

By Claire Benoist, Healthy Aggies Nutrition Peer Counselor Spend any amount of time scrolling through nutrition videos online and you’ll probably stumble across at least a few that rave about the many health benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning. Lemon water seems to be the magic ingredient for everything from detox to weightContinue reading “The Truth about Lemon Water”

The Truth about Carbs

By Brandy Carrillo, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Have you heard any of these phrases before? Carbs cause weight gain Fruit is bad because it’s high in carbs Only “white” refined grains contain carbs Within the diet world, carbohydrates have acquired a bad reputation and there are a plethora of misconceptions surrounding their role inContinue reading “The Truth about Carbs”

Healthy Eating for the Earth and Yourself!

By: Meigan Freeman, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Nutrition Peer Counselor             As climate change rears its ugly head and California burns, you may be wondering what you, personally, can do to help our planet. Luckily, eating for the Earth and eating healthfully are often one and the same! I am going to lay out someContinue reading “Healthy Eating for the Earth and Yourself!”

Beans, beans, the magical fruit.

By Claire Benoist, Healthy Aggies Nutrition Peer Counselor Ok so I know that’s not how it goes, and beans aren’t actually a fruit. But beans really are a magical food. Let me explain. Foods are usually put into a single food group: broccoli is a vegetable, rice is a grain, fish is protein, etc. ButContinue reading “Beans, beans, the magical fruit.”