The History of Eggnog

Different countries and cultures have a slight version of their own eggnog drink. However, the principle is usually the same with three common ingredients: milk, egg, and liquor creating a milk ale of sorts.

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Why So Salty?

How much sodium is too much sodium? Do you prepare foods with extra salt or leave the salt out? On average, Americans consume upwards of 3,400 mg of sodium per day. That is more than double the recommended sodium intake of 1,500 mg and still way over the 2,300 mg upper limit for healthy individuals. So why is too much salt bad for us?

Fish Oil and Omega-3’s

Over the past 10 years, the use and sale of fish oils have taken off and more Americans today are using it than ever before.

10 Tips to a Healthier Holiday Season

The holiday season has officially begun! This time of year, can be difficult for many to stick to a healthy diet since all our favorite meals and foods are front and center. Making simple healthy holiday swaps and portion control can help you avoid the holiday pounds everyone tends to gain each year.

Does Food Color Matter?

So you’ve probably heard that your plate at meal times should have lots of color in it…right? It’s not something annoying that people just like to say there are many reasons that the color of our food matter.

Cauliflower & Caulirice

Cauliflower is a popular food in the fall and is becoming quite the mainstay on menus and the dinner table.

100% Healthy On & Off Campus

Need help making ‘Smart Choices’ on/off campus? Check out the Wellness Wednesday blog! This week’s blog also offers tips for achieving 100% healthy by combining 80% healthy eating and 20% fitness!

Healthier Halloween

Halloween is nearly here! A magnificent, playful holiday that can bring out the kid in all of us, but unfortunately, also the sweet tooth. Halloween has become an invitation to indulge in all things sugary, sweet, and seasonal (candy corn, anyone?).

Don’t Fall Short with Health This Fall

The fall season brings cooler temperatures, shorter days, and holidays with friends and family. It is also an easy time to get caught up with Halloween candy, Thanksgiving meals, and a lot of time spent indoors. Do not let autumn keep you from maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Look out for these seasonal pitfalls and avoid falling short of your health and wellness goals this fall season.

The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, which is unique in that the body actually makes vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight. You can also get Vitamin D through certain foods. So if the body makes its own Vitamin D, why should we be worried about getting enough of it? A vitamin D deficiency is quite more common than you may think!

Fair Survival Tips

No matter if it’s a mustard coated foot long corn dog, fried cheese, “anything on a stick”, or the spiral fries it’s easy to throw your healthy progress out the petting zoo barn door. If you are trying to stay somewhat on track we have created some tips based on our collection of data from people just like you that love the fair.