What is Nourish?

By Hannah Squire, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Coordinator Do you get overwhelmed with all of the ‘healthy’ food options around campus? Buzz words like ‘superfood’, ‘full of antioxidants’, and ‘whole food’ on labels can be confusing. Luckily, Healthy UC Davis has your back to     discern what foods are really full of the nutrients you needContinue reading “What is Nourish?”

Are there differences in nutrient supplements marketed for men and women?

By Elisha Aispuro, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Before I tackle this, you may be wondering do we really need supplements at all? Well… I’m here to tell you that an increasing number of health experts will tell you that they’re unnecessary and you’re better off saving your money for something else. Of course, thereContinue reading “Are there differences in nutrient supplements marketed for men and women?”

The Not So Stressful Ways to Deal With Stress

By Sammy Seefeldt, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Today more than ever we live in a world rampant with anxiety and stress. From the never ending changing health of the world to the day-to-day struggle to excel in work, school, and social life – it is no wonder stress and anxiety are a norm. TheContinue reading “The Not So Stressful Ways to Deal With Stress”

Can drinking soda really hurt my health?

By Elisha Aispuro, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Picture this… it’s a hot summer day and the first thing you reach for is an icy-cold soda.  It seems so refreshing! As you start drinking this sugar-packed fizzy drink to quench your thirst, you slowly become thirstier without knowing it. This may sound counterintuitive because beveragesContinue reading “Can drinking soda really hurt my health?”

Should you juice or blend? 

By Elisha Aispuro, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Living in California will have you hearing the most absurd arguments as many of you know. One of those repeated arguments always discusses the age old question, is it better to juice or blend? While it may be tempting to watch the Goop Lab starring Gwenyth PaltroContinue reading “Should you juice or blend? ”

The Importance of Electrolytes

By Angela Feng, Healthy Aggies Intern Electrolytes are minerals present in your body…and there’s a whole lot of them! This includes: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphate, and Bicarbonate. Electrolytes are essential in maintaining vital body functions. They are responsible for conducting nervous impulses, contracting muscles, and keeping you hydrated. Did you know electrolytes andContinue reading “The Importance of Electrolytes”

4 Ways to Embrace Gentle Nutrition

By Vivien Zhong, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Have you ever apologized for having a big feast? Or felt guilty while eating a delicious dessert? Do you been stress and worry about healthy eating? If you answer “yes” to one of the above questions, know that you are not alone and it doesn’t need toContinue reading “4 Ways to Embrace Gentle Nutrition”

5 Tips Every Woman Should Know. Period.

By Sammy Seefeldt, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Ever since I was 13, I have spent weeks of my life with cramps, mood swings, migraines, and flat-out – grumpiness. All because of an inevitable natural process… menstruation. I am sure many of you can relate to this. Below are 5 useful tips to not onlyContinue reading “5 Tips Every Woman Should Know. Period.”