The only ‘diet’ you need: Intuitive Eating

By Meigan Freeman, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Intuitive eating was developed by two registered dietitian nutritionists as an alternative to toxic diet culture. It focuses on taking care of your body rather than starving it, as many diets tend to do. From this revolutionary program branched many other projects, including Health at Every Size®Continue reading “The only ‘diet’ you need: Intuitive Eating”

Food Safety Tips and Tricks

By Brandy Carrillo, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor As we continue to practice social distancing and follow safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have found ourselves spending a lot more time at home. Because of this, I myself have started to bring out the inner chef within me and have done aContinue reading “Food Safety Tips and Tricks”

The Link Between Mind and Gut: A Close Look at IBS

By Meigan Freeman, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Did you know that your gut has a brain of its own? Okay, it may not be a whole brain, it can’t paint a masterpiece or write an essay for you, but it does respond to your emotions and eating habits. Have you ever felt butterflies inContinue reading “The Link Between Mind and Gut: A Close Look at IBS”

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”