The Importance of Electrolytes

By Angela Feng, Healthy Aggies Intern Electrolytes are minerals present in your body…and there’s a whole lot of them! This includes: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphate, and Bicarbonate. Electrolytes are essential in maintaining vital body functions. They are responsible for conducting nervous impulses, contracting muscles, and keeping you hydrated. Did you know electrolytes andContinue reading “The Importance of Electrolytes”

4 Ways to Embrace Gentle Nutrition

By Vivien Zhong, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Have you ever apologized for having a big feast? Or felt guilty while eating a delicious dessert? Do you been stress and worry about healthy eating? If you answer “yes” to one of the above questions, know that you are not alone and it doesn’t need toContinue reading “4 Ways to Embrace Gentle Nutrition”

5 Tips Every Woman Should Know. Period.

By Sammy Seefeldt, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Ever since I was 13, I have spent weeks of my life with cramps, mood swings, migraines, and flat-out – grumpiness. All because of an inevitable natural process… menstruation. I am sure many of you can relate to this. Below are 5 useful tips to not onlyContinue reading “5 Tips Every Woman Should Know. Period.”

Secret Food Hacks from a Healthy Aggie Insider

By Hannah Squire, UC Davis, Healthy Aggies Coordinator School has started, and that means for many of us…no more family meals. Is grocery shopping for yourself a whole new world? Are you struggling to budget for your groceries? If you can relate to this (as most college students can!), you’re not alone. In just aContinue reading “Secret Food Hacks from a Healthy Aggie Insider”

Boost Your Health and Social life!

By Hannah Squire, Health Aggies Coordinator After more than a year off campus working remote, are you feeling disconnected from campus? Feeling like you want to get back into an in-person routine that promotes a healthy lifestyle? Well it turns out, you’re not alone! Here are just 5  easy and accessible ways you can boostContinue reading “Boost Your Health and Social life!”

Are Probiotics a Scam?

By Meigan Freeman, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Probiotics, prebiotics, and now synbiotics? What are these biotics and what can they do for your health; or are they just another health scam that ultimately burdens your wallet? I’ll go through their purposes, food sources, and possible benefits. But first, let’s review our gut bacteria, anContinue reading “Are Probiotics a Scam?”

Problematic Diet Culture Vocabulary

By Claire Benoist, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Diet culture is a lot like the monsters that used to live in our closet and under our beds as kids: scary and intimidating. With those monsters, we could usually just hide under the covers and try our best to ignore the noises and shadows until weContinue reading “Problematic Diet Culture Vocabulary”

Debunking the Master Cleanse

By Brandy Carrillo, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor With the warmer weather and blue skies, it’s common for many to enter a period of re-invention this time of year, through our own rituals of “spring cleaning” or starting new regimes to improve our health. With the ever-increasing rise of diet culture, advertisements for the latestContinue reading “Debunking the Master Cleanse”