Boba milk tea…healthy?

By Anna Bui, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Intern Boba. Pearl milk tea. Bubble tea. Whatever you call this sweet, delectable, Taiwan based drink it has sure grown in popularity. The supposed origin of bubble tea was in Taiwan during the 1980’s. Since then boba shops are popping up everywhere. In our own little cowtown manyContinue reading “Boba milk tea…healthy?”

5 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick In College

By:  Esther Garcia, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Intern             As winter approaches, students are seen sneezing and coughing in class. There is no evidence on why students are more prone to get sick in the winter, compared to other seasons. We all tend to be inside more, where everyone comes inContinue reading “5 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick In College”

Healthy Late Night Snacking

By Marisa Morales, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor In college, you will likely find yourself staying up late at night just to finish your paper that’s due at 11:59pm, or study for an exam you have the next day. Seems like it is just part of college life. You may also notice that the longerContinue reading “Healthy Late Night Snacking”

Intermittent Fasting – does it help Weight Loss?

By Maggie Zeng, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor The concept of intermittent fasting continues to grow in popularity; people tout the effect of fasting on weight loss or even report it boosts their mood. There are many versions of intermittent fasting, including the “16/8 method”, “5:2 diet”, and “Eat-Stop-Eat”, among others.  Is there any evidenceContinue reading “Intermittent Fasting – does it help Weight Loss?”

It’s Pumpkin Season Again!

By Haley Adel, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor It’s October so everyone knows what that means…Pumpkin Season! Starbucks has been serving up its assortment of pumpkin spice drinks for weeks, while Trader Joe’s has been lining its shelves with loads of pumpkin-inspired products. To get with the season, we thought we would provide some ofContinue reading “It’s Pumpkin Season Again!”

Be S.M.A.R.T. About Your Health

By:  Cecilia Chen, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor “I will eat a lot of fruit and vegetables…” “I will exercise more…” “I will never skip breakfast again…” “I will go to bed before 12 am…” “… but I never did.” Do any of the above statements sound familiar to you? College life can be stressfulContinue reading “Be S.M.A.R.T. About Your Health”

Save the green – healthy eating on a budget

By Marisa Morales, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Money is a powerful tool; it allows us to travel, have shelter, further our education, and most importantly to purchase food, an obvious necessity in life. How many times have you struggled with money and ended up skipping meals or eating a cup of noodles because itContinue reading “Save the green – healthy eating on a budget”

Fruit contains too much sugar. Or does it?

By: Clara Matsumoto, Healthy Aggies Intern Up until recently, many people believed that the main dietary culprit of many of America’s most common chronic diseases was fat. People began to adopt low-fat diets while not paying attention to sugar intake; chronic disease continued to proliferate. The American Heart Association recommends that people consume less thanContinue reading “Fruit contains too much sugar. Or does it?”

Integrating Veggies (college edition!)

By:  Ines Cheng, Healthy Aggies Intern As college students it is often difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The time and energy it takes to make healthy meals can sometimes seem burdensome. However, there are many different strategies to more easily integrate vegetables and fruits and other healthy foods into your everyday life! Smoothies! ItContinue reading “Integrating Veggies (college edition!)”