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Food Rainbow Series - Part 3: Eating the Rainbow
You may have heard that one of the best ways to get the necessary amount of nutrients is by "eating the rainbow." This phrase refers to having a diverse eating pattern to maintain healthy bodily function. With over 30 vitamins, minerals, and other dietary components, it is hard to keep track of what is necessary for your body's health. A great way to simplify the process is to focus on the variety of colors on your plate.
Food Rainbow Series - Part 2: Colors and Food Desirability
There are two aspects of color that affect appetite: luminance and chroma. Luminance is perceived brightness and chroma is the color's intensity. Combined, they influence both hedonic and sensory expectations but also have as much influence when analyzed separately.
The Food Rainbow Series: Stimulating Your Appetite Through Aesthetics
There are multiple factors that impact our desire to eat, including mood, environment, and food presentation. Food presentation considers color, arrangement, plating, neatness, portion sizes, balance, and even luminance to create a beautiful representation that influences your desire to eat that food. This series explores the relevance of these details and provides different tips and fun facts for your eating journey!
Whole Grains For Your Whole Life
Whole grains are universally recommended in a healthful diet, providing helpful nutrients like dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, but they are a severely underutilized food group. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests choosing from a wide variety of grains daily and making half of the grains you eat whole grains.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month was created in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in order to promote healthful eating and physical activity. Every year during the month of March, the Academy invites us to learn how to make informed decisions about our food.
Rethink Your Drink
Hot beverages are the quickest way to thaw after making a chilly trek from class, but they can be a source of added sugar.
When it's time to pick out a snack during your busy day, keep in mind the three S's of snacking: sustain, strategize, satisfy.
Retaining a steady flow of facts in your brain requires a steady flow of nutrients. In addition to getting plenty of rest and organizing your time during finals, be sure to eat right.
Don't Fear the Feast!
Though filled with many joys, the Thanksgiving holiday can also come with some significant anxieties and stressors. When it's time to sit down to your feast, keep these tips in mind to help reduce stress and improve satisfaction with your Thanksgiving meal.
Eat Your Breakfast
A well-balanced breakfast is the best way to start you day. Even if you are in a hurry, there are multiple ways to eat well and balanced.