Nutrition Secrets for Athletes

Last quarter I had the opportunity to work as a sports nutrition intern for Dr. Liz Applegate, Director of Sports Nutrition for Intercollegiate Athletics at UC Davis. I worked directly with both her and our Division 1 athletes, and learned a few things along the way. What I found was that if there is oneContinue reading “Nutrition Secrets for Athletes”

The Best Foods for Your Mind

Did you know that some food can actually help you think better? If you’re feeling forgetful, it could be due to a lack of sleep or a number of other reasons including genetics, level of physical activity, and lifestyle and environmental factors. However, there’s no doubt that diet plays a major role in brain health.Continue reading “The Best Foods for Your Mind”

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. This month’s campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. It also focuses on how to create meals that can be enjoyed and also promote good health. The 2014Continue reading “National Nutrition Month”

Healthy Tips for Eating Out

Whether you are eating out at a restaurant or at the UC Davis Dining Commons, there are many options for good tasting foods; often including foods you may never make at home and in quantities you would not usually prepare for yourself. Sometimes this can make it challenging to create a healthy meal. There areContinue reading “Healthy Tips for Eating Out”

Healthy Snacks 101

Snacks can boost your energy between meals and supply essential vitamins and minerals. Think of snacks as mini-meals that contribute nutrient-rich foods. The key to delicious snacking is to be creative with what you make so that you are always coming up with new combinations. These recipes are high in nutrients while also being moreContinue reading “Healthy Snacks 101”

Heart Healthy Food Guide

When it comes to diet, you’ve probably heard the term “heart-healthy” before; but what does that mean exactly? Heart-healthy foods include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat or fat-free dairy, lean protein, and good-for-you unsaturated fats. As an added bonus, high-fiber heart healthy foods keep you fuller for longer. Here’s the low down on how toContinue reading “Heart Healthy Food Guide”