Eating Smart Blog
The results are in and the O-House O'Hacienda is this year's fan-favorite dining station from the 2022 March Madness Dining Bracket Contest! This staple station is home to UGA's most flavorful burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and nachos. You can customize your plate with delicious toppings to accommodate for any dietary restrictions or allergens. As National Nutrition Month ends, we invite you to experience a world of flavors and visit the O'Hacienda for lunch or dinner to see why it is the top student-rated station this year!
Maggie Green teaches us that not only are leafy greens recommended in an overall healthful diet, they also play a vital role in brain function. Leafy green veggies such as spinach, kale, and broccoli are rich in vitamin K, folate, and carotenoids. Adequate intake of these foods is associated with healthy cognition, slower cognitive decline, improved executive function, and a sharper memory.
You may have heard of the buzzword antioxidant, but did you ever stop and question what it meant? Maggie Green tells us how Antioxidants prevent or delay certain types of cell damage. Flavonoids and Carotenoids are two types of antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties for improved neural and general health. They increase cerebral blood flow and artery protection and reduce cell damage.
In this week's Food For Thought, Maggie Green explores the effects of Vitamin E on the brain and overall health.
Did you know you can simultaneously nourish your brain and body? Yet another reason to get ample sleep, engage in physical activity, and eat nourishing foods. Data suggests that diet and nutrition are vital for human physiology and significantly affect mental health, mood, and cognitive function. Several well-known nutrients support healthy brain function. Maggie Green's next series of weekly articles will explore more on each of these nutrients and how you can find them in the Dining Commons. First up: fatty acids!
Most know that sleep and nutrition are important to one's well-being. But to what extent? Shekiah Shannon, a UGA Peer Nutrition Educator and a Double Dawgs Graduate Student in Nutritional Science, teaches us more about sleep and nutrition.
"Superfoods" describe foods that have multiple amazing benefits, so they begin to seem as though they have superpowers. We can embrace these "powers" by welcoming these foods into our daily diets. Shekiah Shannon, a UGA Peer Nutrition Educator and a Double Dawgs Graduate Student in Nutritional Science, shows us which foods with super nutritious benefits can be found in the dining commons.