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”

Healthy Eating for the Earth and Yourself!

By: Meigan Freeman, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Nutrition Peer Counselor             As climate change rears its ugly head and California burns, you may be wondering what you, personally, can do to help our planet. Luckily, eating for the Earth and eating healthfully are often one and the same! I am going to lay out someContinue reading “Healthy Eating for the Earth and Yourself!”

Beans, beans, the magical fruit.

By Claire Benoist, Healthy Aggies Nutrition Peer Counselor Ok so I know that’s not how it goes, and beans aren’t actually a fruit. But beans really are a magical food. Let me explain. Foods are usually put into a single food group: broccoli is a vegetable, rice is a grain, fish is protein, etc. ButContinue reading “Beans, beans, the magical fruit.”

Sprinkle Some Extra Health into Your Day

By Brandy Carrillo, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Peer Counselor With everything going on in the world right now, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can seem very overwhelming and out of reach. Healthy living isn’t confined to how many hours you worked out this week or eating salad for every single meal, it’s composed of simple smallContinue reading “Sprinkle Some Extra Health into Your Day”

Out With the Smoke, In With the New

By Rebecca Rinck, Healthy Aggies Intern About a week ago, I got up early, got my coffee, and did my usual morning routine intending to have a relaxing but productive day. I had just moved into my new apartment in Davis, so I wanted to take a long walk outside and do some exploring, andContinue reading “Out With the Smoke, In With the New”

Feel Comfort from “Comfort Foods” Without the Guilt

By Rebecca Rinck, Healthy Aggies Intern As we all continue spending more time at home you may struggle with wanting to be productive, but also crave immersion into more fun projects. Creative or soothing projects allow us to forget the pandemic and allow stress to sit off to the side. Cooking and baking have beenContinue reading “Feel Comfort from “Comfort Foods” Without the Guilt”

Nutritional Benefits of Summer Fruit

  By Marisa Morales, Nutrition Peer Counselor, UC Davis Healthy Aggies It is an undeniable fact of life that fruit is one of nature’s greatest gifts. This deliciously sweet, and at times sour, product can be used in a variety of dishes from smoothies to oatmeal to water to salad to much more. While someContinue reading “Nutritional Benefits of Summer Fruit”