Energize your brain: Optimal nutrition for final exams 

December 9, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes As final exams approach, students often find themselves in a whirlwind of studying and stress. It’s crucial to remember that foods can significantly influence students’ energy levels and cognitive function. Here’s a guide to some brain-boosting foods and drinks that can help students ace their exams, according to Dr. Patrick Alban and biologist Deane Alban.   […]

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 […]