By: Matthew Nguyen, CSUN Dietetic Intern Cohort 2022-2023
Protein is the unsung hero of our diets – a nutrient that plays a critical role in our bodies, yet often goes overlooked. From building strong muscles and bones to regulating hormones and aiding in digestion, protein is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. But with so many conflicting opinions and fad diets out there, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to protein. In this blog, we’ll dive deep into the world of protein – exploring what protein is, uncovering how much protein you should be consuming, and dispelling common myths. So, grab a fork and join us on this protein-packed journey!
By: Mary Comerford, CSUN Dietetic Intern Cohort 2022-2023
When we think about buying fish, we don’t usually tend to think further about where they come from. Fish come from the ocean, right? Well actually, to accommodate the world’s growing population, fish can be sourced directly from the ocean or sourced from fish farms across the globe, through a process known as aquaculture.¹ In order to understand the pros and cons of each source, it’s of key importance to further explore the differences in health benefits, sustainability and cost differences.
Ever since I was old enough to help my mom cook in the kitchen I was in charge of either cracking eggs in a bowl or separating the egg yolk from the egg whites. Eggs are common in our household and we always have dozens of them stocked in our refrigerator. Stigma regarding egg consumption continues to linger as medical literature has presented conflicting data related to eggs, risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and high cholesterol.