Pawsitive Nutrition

Dietary Fiber: Why do we need it?

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 »

The Best Burger to Fit Your Needs

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 »

Fruits Demystified

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 »

My (Holiday) Plate

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 »

Pre and Post Workout: What to Eat and Drink

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. 

Carbohydrates… more »

Staying Healthy at Home

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 »