Welcome to the Nutrition Blog for Georgia State University’s Recreational Services. This blog is kept up to date by graduate nutrition students.
If you have questions or would like to talk, feel free to stop by the Student Recreation Center on Wednesdays in Room 150 (inside the Fitness Center) or email Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy the blog!
The global dietary supplement marketplace is valued at more than 130 billion USD and has consistently grown for the past 3 decades. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that there are more than 85,000 dietary supplement products available for consumption in the US alone. The primary challenge… more »
Fiber is one of the most overlooked nutrients in our diet. The majority of Americans do not even consume half the recommended daily amount. Where do we find it? Plant foods, of course! Fiber can be found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. Fiber is an undigested carbohydrate that moves into your colon… more »
Real meat analogs otherwise known as imitation meat burgers are growing in interest for consumers. This is due to the increased awareness of health, personal beliefs, social causes, and environmental concerns. By definition, meat analogs are plant-based food products that are designed to mimic the appearance, flavor, and texture of meat products. While this has… more »
Did you know that about one out of every six Americans gets sick from foodborne diseases each year? That’s about 48 million people! What’s more is that 128,000 of those people are hospitalized and 3,000 die because of diseases that spread from food… more »
Miles Kingston once said, “knowledge is knowing a tomato is fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” According to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, fruits are the edible portion of the plant that develops from a flower and has seeds. Fruits provide a variety of health benefits such as antioxidants and… more »
Ever notice how sometimes your fruit tastes sweeter or your vegetable more flavorful? That could be because it’s in season, meaning it’s being grown during its most favorable conditions! Learn more about the benefits of buying produce in season, when produce is in season, and where you can find and support local farmers in Georgia!
New year, new nutrition goals? Use these tips to navigate your dining hall like a pro.
Your Georgia State University PantherDining halls are full of options ranging from smoothies and salads to brick oven pizza and homestyle comfort food. For someone trying to pursue a healthy lifestyle in 2021, making the best selection for your… more »
The holidays are here, and this means a time for eating and celebrating with family and friends. For holiday gatherings the food is usually plentiful, and it is easy to let your healthy eating habits fall to the wayside. Certainly don’t deny yourself your holiday favorites, just remember to incorporate them into a balanced plate.… more »
What should I eat before I exercise? Exercising is a very important way to make sure our bodies are healthy. However, we cannot engage in adequate physical activity without proper nutrition. It is often thought that all you need before a workout is protein. However, incorporating carbohydrates with protein can help increase your energy.
While most of us have likely grown more accustomed to our current virtual way of life in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new semester brings new challenges. Balancing a schedule that may contain online, hybrid, or in-person classes, as well as work and other commitments, can be overwhelming and may cause you to lose… more »