6 Nutrition Experts Give Their Opinion on Collagen Peptides

There's been a lot of buzz lately about collagen peptides. Me being the curious nutrition student that I am, I wanted to learn more about what they are and why everyone is so interested in them. After doing some research, I felt like I understood a little bit more about what collagen peptides are. So …

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3 Ridiculously Simple Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, it can seem like an impossible task to eat healthy. It's undeniably more difficult, that's for sure. While it's certainly ok to treat yourself a bit during the holidays, it's important to make sure you're still eating nutrient-dense foods. Whether you're hosting this year or simply bringing a dish …

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Homemade Applesauce with No Added Sugar

It's finally starting to feel like fall here in Missouri. (We get a bit of a late start here, and I'm not a fan.) So I figured it was a fitting time to dust off my homemade applesauce recipe and share it with you! I love this recipe because it only has 3 ingredients, none …

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7 Life Lessons I Learned From Working in a Bakery

My sophomore and junior years of college, I worked in a bakery on campus with one of the chefs from our Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Chef Todd. Throughout those 2 years, I learned a lot about baking. But I also learned a little bit about life too. Here are some of the valuable life lessons …

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My Ultimate Salad Guide

It wasn't until this year that I truly came to appreciate homemade salads. I always had this preconceived notion that salads that were made at home never turned out good. It always seemed like such a chore to buy all of the ingredients and put them together, only to have a bland, sub-par meal. And …

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Should You Be Taking Vitamin Supplements?

In the past few decades, Americans have become much more aware of their overall health, and the factors that can improve or worsen it. With this, countless studies have been conducted to investigate the various ways one can improve their health. This phenomenon has led to tons of medical breakthroughs, forever improving the lives of …

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Why Matcha Works Better For Me Than Coffee

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a hard core matcha enthusiast. It's tasty, it's nutritious, and it doesn't flare up my anxiety like coffee does. But let me start by telling you how I got into matcha tea in the first place. Back in high school, I never really felt the need …

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How Being a Culinary Camp Counselor Taught Me to Love Cooking Again

When I was younger, I used to get so excited to get in the kitchen and start cooking. It signified my coming-of-age and independence. I was trusted enough to create a meal for people. But then as I got older, real life hit me. I became busy, and so wrapped up in all of the …

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Why Yoga Can Be Beneficial For Anyone

More often than not, we consider ourselves to be "relaxing" when we are actually doing somewhat stressful activities. I don't know about you, but some of my favorite shows to watch on Netflix are action-packed dramas. Though I like to consider watching TV a lazy, winding-down activity, in reality, I probably couldn't be less relaxed. …

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What is a “Plant-Based” Diet & Why is it a Good Idea?

There is somewhat of a stigma around the phrase "plant-based." Despite what many may think, a plant-based diet is not necessarily a vegetarian or vegan diet. Yes, vegans and vegetarians obviously eat a plant-based diet. But that doesn't mean that meat-eaters can't follow a plant-based diet as well. Essentially, the term "plant-based" means to eat …

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