Beginner’s guide to eating gluten-free 

March 6, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes When following a gluten-free diet, there are endless, easy substitutions that can make this change fairly seamless.  People can choose to eat a gluten-free diet for a variety of reasons to enjoy the health benefits. Whether the reasoning is due to celiac disease, a wheat allergy, gluten sensitivity, or for weight loss, cutting out gluten […]

Winter dehydration and how to fight it 

February 23, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recognizing the signs and symptoms of dehydration is a crucial part of overall health, especially in the dry Utah climate. By incorporating these hydration techniques, students can avoid the risk of dehydration this winter.  According to the Utah Hazard Mitigation Plan, Utah is currently the second driest state in the United States, right behind Nevada. […]

Foods for maintaining heart health  

February 22, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes Food can have a major impact on heart health, so it is important to be conscientious of what is consumed daily and what can be added into a daily diet to boost overall heart health.  With Valentines Day come and gone, valentines are not the only hearts to be concerned about because it also happens […]

Immune-boosting foods for flu season 

November 29, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes Handling immune health during flu season can be daunting, but eating fresh fruits and vegetables high in vitamins can be the first step in preventative care.  It is flu and COVID season around the U.S.! Preventative care, especially for immune health, is very important right now. It may help the body ward off viruses and […]

Pumpkin panacea: The health benefits of fall’s favorite fruit 

October 9, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes At the early onset of fall, pumpkin products are easily spotted everywhere. Cafés serve pumpkin-spice beverages; pumpkin cookies fill pantries; and pumpkins take their place on doorsteps. Kids carve jack-o’-lanterns; carwashes offer pumpkin-scented soaps; and pumpkin inflatables dot front lawns throughout the city. In some ways, the appearance of pumpkins marks the beginning of the […]

Are smoothies a shortcut for a healthy diet rather than whole fruits? 

October 9, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes Whole fruits are nature’s vitamin pills, encapsulated in flavorful skins. According to Julie Garden-Robinson, a food and nutrition specialist, fruits such as berries, apples, and oranges are high in vitamins C and A, and also deliver minerals such as potassium. Eating more fiber-rich, low-calorie fresh fruit in place of higher-calorie foods can help decrease your […]

The long-term effects of caffeine 

September 29, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regarding health and wellness, a commonly asked question is: “Does caffeine have negative long-term health effects on individuals?” The short answer is maybe, but not in the ways most people think.   First, it helps to consider what caffeine is and how it works. According to the US Institute of Medicine, caffeine, a plant alkaloid usually […]