Is there a single secret to a healthy diet?

By Haley Adel, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Unfortunately, there is no one miracle food that creates a healthy diet. There is technically not even one “correct” healthy diet. A diet is simply the composition of foods consumed in a regular pattern. Each person has a style of eating that is appropriate for them. WhatContinue reading “Is there a single secret to a healthy diet?”

Subtle ways to add more veggies into your Thanksgiving!

By Ruth Vodonos, Healthy Aggies Intern Thanksgiving is a holiday built around coming together to overeat. For most, their plate this holiday will be overfilled with turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, corn, dinner rolls – all finished off with a slice of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. There is no need to avoid any ofContinue reading “Subtle ways to add more veggies into your Thanksgiving!”

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”