February 24, 2017
How to Best Understand Nutrition Fact Labels and Build a Healthy Diet
If you want to start eating healthier, or just know what you’re eating, understanding the nutrition facts
label can be very helpful. The nutrition facts label contains information on the serving size of products, nutrient information, as well as calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics put out an article, The Basics of the Nutrition Facts Label, in which they discuss a guide to decoding nutrition fact labels to help... Read More
February 22, 2017
Do You Have Questions About Following a Plant-Based Diet? Read More to Find Answers!
About 7.3 million people in America follow a vegetarian-based diet, and approximately one million of that count are vegans. As a newly-inspired member of the vegan community for the past year, I get praised and criticized based on my diet. One thing I have noticed is hearing the same misconceptions about a plant-based diet from people who are either against it or are curious and thinking of transitioning.
The... Read More
February 8, 2017
Are Fats Actually Good For You, or Should They be Avoided?
With nutrition advice changing on a seemingly day-to-day basis, does anyone really know what is considered “good” anymore? There are diets that praise protein and make carbs the enemy, compared to diets that worship carbs and give fats a bad name.
Fats provide nine calories per gram making them the densest macronutrient we can eat. There are three types of fats including unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), saturated, and... Read More
January 18, 2017
Protect Your Immune System With These Nutrient Rich Foods
To avoid the chills, aches, coughing, and sneezing that are common with the flu season, it’s important to think about ways to boost our immune system.
One way to begin boosting your immune system is by consuming nutrient-rich foods. Here are five nutritous foods that can help boost your immune system:
Citrus fruits are loaded with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for battling infections. Throw an orange into your lunch for... Read More
January 11, 2017
Fast Facts About The Mediterranean Diet
Many people have heard of the “Mediterranean Diet”, but some just think it is another diet scam that will come and go. It is actually an older diet, and people have been mimicking the eating styles of the Mediterranean region for many years now, and it has shown benefits to those who follow it.
Most diet plans are set up merely for weight loss, but this diet is great for heart health along with weight loss. It bases meals off of fruit and vegetables... Read More
January 6, 2017
The Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds have become one of the most popular super foods in the health and nutrition community. These small seedlings are widely known for their high nutritional value and their energy boosting power. they contain immense amount of fiber, protein and Omega 3 fatty acids.
Did you know? Just 1 ounce (or 1 serving) chia seeds contain:
11 grams of fiber
4 grams of protein
18% of the RDA of Calcium
9 grams of fat
30% of the RDA of Magnesium and Manganese
And there’s... Read More
December 28, 2016
Follow These Tips to Put Less Sugar, Chemicals, and Fat Into Your Diet.
A healthy lifestyle requires modifications, not restrictions. The simple act of swapping unhealthy foods for better nutritious foods can help you feel and look better. Small steps towards your health can further help you in developing healthier habits.
Check out these 5 healthy food swaps:
Refined, white sugar? Maple syrup, honey, agave nectar White sugar has been shown to suppress your immune system, that puts you at an... Read More
November 28, 2016
How to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays
It seems like just yesterday that us Wildcats were moving back onto campus for the new academic year. But so quickly, the Fall semester is almost over. With the end of the Fall semester comes the excitment of the holiday season.
While the holiday season is known for bringing festivity and cheer, it is also known to bring treats that aren’t so friendly to the waistline. With all of the opportunities to indulge in your favorite holiday goodies, it is... Read More
November 15, 2016
Start Your Day With a Superfood-Filled Smoothie Bowl
If you happen to have perused a food magazine recently, you must have seen an article or two about smoothie bowls. I’ve heard of a smoothie. But a smoothie bowl?
A smoothie bowl is basically a thick smoothie, eaten with a spoon, out of a bowl. Clean Eating Magazine indicates that “the thicker consistency of smoothie bowls provide a more substantial and nutrient-rich meal.” And most smoothie bowls are bursting with a superfood or two and... Read More
October 21, 2016
Who Says you can’t Indulge yourself with Some Guiltless Comfort Foods this Fall? Find out Which Seasonal Produce can Leave you Feeling Good This Season.
Check out the health benefits of each Fall superfood and click on the recipes to try or get inspired:
Whether you picked it directly from the tree or the aisle of your local grocery store, each apple is packed with antioxidants and dietary fiber.
Try these recipes:
Roasted Vegetable, Apple, and Sausage Medley
Healthier Apple Crisp ... Read More