There seems to be a never ending supply of trendy health foods in America. Most disappear just as quickly as they come. But there are a few health trends that seem to never die. Juice cleansing is one of these seemingly immortal health trends.
CSA, or community-supported agriculture, boxes are relatively common (especially in produce-rich California) but many, including myself, do not know exactly what they entail. To solve this enigma, I purchased one of the CSA boxes offered by South Central Farmers. South Central Farmers is a group that distributes boxes within the Los Angeles community and offers pick-up locations on the UCLA campus including the UCLA School of Law and UCLA Center for Health Sciences. In this article I will walk you through my journey by sharing what type of produce I received and a few ways I incorporated the box’s contents into my meals.
We have all fallen prey to the savvy food marketing industry. In fact, Cornell study shows that health claims on food packages lead consumers to perceive the products to be healthier than they actually are. And before we know it, we are spending way too much money on food that we think is good for us but in reality offers no legitimate nutritional payoff. In this article, learn to become a food detective and quickly recognize which food labels are simply part of a shrewd marketing gimmick.
Health should always be our number one priority. But in college, when the busyness and craziness get in the way of life, our health and eating habits can take a backseat. So, how can we continue to eat healthy, even at a stereotypically unhealthy dining hall like Covel?
Living on the Hill makes it incredibly easy to satiate that sugar craving in the middle of the night, with De Neve’s ice cream shakes and Rendezvous’ dessert nachos, just to name a few. These Late Night menus may sound enticing, but the options just aren’t the best for you. They are loaded with refined sugars and honestly, not much else in terms of nutritional value.
You’re stressed. The solution? Go find a bag of Oreos, a large extra cheesy pizza, and a pint of ice cream, and you’re good to go! But wait, you might be falling prey to an unhealthy behavior that’s affecting more and more Americans, particularly millennials.
Here in Los Angeles, where the sun is always shining and the celebrities are always dining, we have a list of eating fads that seems to be ever-growing. From gluten-free diets to kale smoothies to açai bowls, there is always some amazing superfood just around the corner. Recently, there has been another going around. It goes by the name of red wine vinegar.
Make it yo-self! If you’re feeling adventurous, you can make your own yogurt at home!
In 1908, a Russian scientist named Elie Metchnikoff argued that people in Bulgaria were living longer and healthier lives because they were regularly eating yogurt. He believed that the bacteria living in yogurt have the power to foster healthy microbiomes, which profoundly influence people’s health.
Are you looking for something that satisfies your sweet tooth and packs a punch? Try making this quick and easy dark chocolate nut bark!
Have you been feeling nutty lately? Maybe you should consider adding nuts to your life! Nuts are becoming a popular health fad, and many people may be wondering whether nuts are actually worth the hype. According to the USDA, nuts are considered an integral part of a diet that’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
Whether enjoyed in batches during the holidays or as an occasional indulgence, chocolate is an American favorite. The average American consumes 9.5 pounds of chocolate per year. But that’s nothing compared to the average Swiss, who consumes around 20 pounds of chocolate per year!
Are you feeling nauseated, exhausted, debilitated, and possibly irritated? Before you have your next drink, you should know what the research says about blaming it on the alcohol. According to the National Institute of Health nearly 88,000 people (around 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes every year. This makes alcohol-related incidents the 4th most common preventable cause of death in America.
The sweet and smoky fragrances of a cup of Joe in the morning (or afternoon, or at any time of the day really) rarely fail to arouse our senses and minds. It’s no wonder that 54% of Americans drink coffee every day. Although many of the components are the same, coffee is prepared in a wide variety of ways that determine the balance of chemicals and nutrients that end up in your cup.
It’s not uncommon to hear people talking about how they are addicted to cheese, are chocoholics, or just can't get enough of bread. While we may throw around the term “addiction” loosely when we discuss our favorite foods, food addiction is actually a highly contested term, and many scientists and doctors still debate over whether or not this is a real concept.
There is a constant debate about drinking soda, particularly on drinking diet vs regular. Some believe that diet soda is worse because of the “cancer-causing chemicals,” while others believe that regular soda is worse because of the “sugar.” In terms of popularity, though, the competition is close.
Superfoods are foods that provide health benefits, contribute more than the required nutrients in the human diet, and potentially help certain medical conditions. They may have a higher than average quantity of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can potentially lower one’s risk of disease or enhance any other component of physical or emotional health.
Through soft drinks, syrups, and desserts, Americans consume an average of 27 pounds of high fructose corn syrup per year. The consumption of high levels of fructose, a sugar found naturally in small concentrations in fruits, has long posed concern because of its purported role in the obesity epidemic.Through soft drinks, syrups, and desserts, Americans consume an average of 27 pounds of high fructose corn syrup per year. The consumption of high levels of fructose, a sugar found naturally in small concentrations in fruits, has long posed concern because of its purported role in the obesity epidemic.