Focusing on Mental Health during Quarantine

By Brandy Carrillo, Healthy Aggies Intern In light of recent events, it’s important that we not only focus on how to stay safe and keep our bodies healthy but that we also protect our own mental health. With Mental Health Awareness month right around the corner, it is crucial that we keep this in mindContinue reading “Focusing on Mental Health during Quarantine”

What’s in your cabinets?

By: Haley Adel, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor What strange times we are living in with COVID-19 and quarantining! Our everyday lives are definitely different than usual. This, however, can provide a great opportunity to try something new. Whether it’s for the sake of productivity or just for fun, here are some ideas for entertainingContinue reading “What’s in your cabinets?”

Fruit – can I eat too much?

By Rini Jablonski, Healthy Aggies Intern It is common to watch friends and family members try to “cut back on sugar”.  Awareness of implications associated with excess sugar consumption is increasing, and research from UC Davis has found links between dietary sugar and the development of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. YouContinue reading “Fruit – can I eat too much?”

3 Ways to Support Your Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Esther Garcia, UC Davis Healthy Aggies intern There is no doubt that this pandemic has caught everyone off-guard. Courses are now online only, jobs have been lost, restaurants and grocery stores are closing early, and gyms are shuttered. No one knows how long this may last. Nonetheless, it is best to keep distance betweenContinue reading “3 Ways to Support Your Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19)”

Make shopping for fruits and veggies easy!

By Ruth Vodonos, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Intern Having to grocery shop can be stressful. You might walk in hungry just to buy everything that looks good, but then regret it later when you realize how unhealthy it is. I know I have personally gone shopping hungry only to buy myself mostly snacks and sweets,Continue reading “Make shopping for fruits and veggies easy!”

How Nutritious are popular plant-based burgers?

By:  Marisa Morales, Healthy Aggies Nutrition Peer Counselor Veggie burger patties have been around for quite some time. They are generally consumed by those who choose to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. Jumping ahead to the present, a new version of plant-based burgers has become a popular alternative for regular burgers. This version ofContinue reading “How Nutritious are popular plant-based burgers?”

Five Sources of Protein for Vegetarians

By Cecilia Chen, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor A vegetarian refrains from eating meat, poultry, and sometimes, fish.  These are all significant sources of protein. A common question asked by those eating vegetarian is “How can I get enough protein?” Some plant-based food and dairy products are excellent protein sources for a vegetarian diet. HereContinue reading “Five Sources of Protein for Vegetarians”