Does Eating really fix the problem?

Source: OcusFocus/Getty Images By: Vivian Siu, Healthy Aggies Nutrition Intern Why do we eat? Besides the obvious reason that we need fuel to keep us healthy and moving, we eat because food is yummy. There’s a form of happiness that comes from eating a warm, fudgy brownie. Eating is also important during celebrations, reunions, orContinue reading “Does Eating really fix the problem?”

Vitamins for College Students

  Vitamins are a group of organic compounds with regulatory functions. Vitamins cannot be synthesized in sufficient quantities by the body; therefore we must obtain them in adequate amounts from food. There are 13 universally recognized vitamins: 9 water-soluble vitamins and 4 fat-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins are not stored in body (except Vitamin B12), andContinue reading “Vitamins for College Students”

Sustaining Your New Year’s Resolution

By Jackie Ahern It’s a little over a week into 2018: a perfect time to reflect on the successes and struggles of those pesky New Year’s resolutions we all seem to make. For those of you that have stuck to your goal of going to the gym more often, or eating more leafy greens, congratulations!Continue reading “Sustaining Your New Year’s Resolution”

I don’t have time…

    By:  Jackie Ahern, Nutrition Peer Counselor, Fitness and Wellness, UC Davis “I don’t have time to…” fill in the blank with whatever old New Year’s resolution or healthy habit you’ve been wanting to implement in your life. Think: exercise, meal prep, take baths, or catch up with a friend. I find myself sayingContinue reading “I don’t have time…”

Making healthier choices eating out

By: Debbie Dang, Nutrition Peer Counselor, UC Davis Fitness and Wellness Center As students trying to survive the brutality of the quarter system at UC Davis, we sometimes find ourselves having little time to cook during the week. This forces us to go out and buy foods that are fast and easily accessible. But howContinue reading “Making healthier choices eating out”

Oh crap.

By: Monika Ax, Nutrition Peer Counselor, UC Davis Fitness and Wellness Center Hey Healthy Aggies! I know you love reading about different health topics and learning new ways to improve your daily lifestyle, but today I’m here to talk about something a little more personal, and a little nastier…going number 2! It is something thatContinue reading “Oh crap.”

Mysterious Secret InGredient: What is MSG?

Mysterious Secret InGredient: What is MSG? We have a few notions about MSG. It’s salty. It makes an appearance in Asian cuisine. And it may not be good for us. But what exactly is it? Can we really experience side effects from eating it? And overall, could it actually cause harm so that we canContinue reading “Mysterious Secret InGredient: What is MSG?”

Undercover Veggies

Undercover Veggies Vegetables are not everyone’s favorite thing to eat, but the vitamins, minerals and fiber in vegetables and fruits are essential for health. According the USDA, individuals between the ages of 19-30 years old are recommended 2.5-3 cups of vegetables per day… that is not even counting fruit.  It can be difficult to eatContinue reading “Undercover Veggies”

Things to do today to improve your tomorrow

When a person has no aches and pains and no major health concerns, it’s easy to forget that such luxury is not forever. For most of us, there will come a day when our bones are not as strong, our muscles not as flexible, and our joints not as pain free. However, taking care ofContinue reading “Things to do today to improve your tomorrow”