Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

08

Nov
2016

Coffee

You may ask yourself or wonder if our favorite morning beverage has negative health risks. Well, good news. Coffee is no longer considered a possible carcinogen due to recent research. In fact, this new research actually shows that drinking coffee may prevent cancer.

According to the IARC, the International Agency for Research...

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02

Nov
2016

It seems like the cold season is already upon us. How can you keep yourself healthy during the winter months? By keeping your hands clean through good hand hygiene. This is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. 

Use soap and water when available. Soap and water is the...

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26

Oct
2016

Matcha Tea
What exactly makes matcha so special that everyone is saying I have to try it?
 
Unlike some other teas that are more bitter, matcha has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, plus a sweet taste. 
Matcha usually comes in two forms: usucha and koicha. The translation of usucha is thin tea, and koicha means thick...
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17

Oct
2016

Sugar Cubes

There seems to be a constant chatter about sugar. Let’s start with the background of carbohydrates and sugars.

Carbohydrates are one of the three basic macronutrients; the other two are protein and fats. Carbohydrates are found in a wide range of foods like fruit, vegetables, grains, and dairy.

When you hear the word “...

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12

Oct
2016

Sugar in a bowl
1. Consuming sugar alone does not cause chronic disease. Sugars are a source of calories and eating too many calories can lead to poor health and increase your risk of chronic diseases. A combination of factors influence overall health. These include your genetics,...
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06

Oct
2016

Micorbiome
So what exactly is the microbiome? Let’s first talk microorganisms. Microorganisms are what actually make up the microbiome. Microorganisms include bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These organisms can be found throughout your body. The largest microbial community resides in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. You may have heard it...
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26

Sep
2016

Matcha Tea
What exactly makes matcha so special that everyone is saying I have to try it?
 
Unlike some other teas that are more bitter, matcha has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, plus a sweet taste. 
Matcha usually comes in two forms: usucha and koicha. The translation of usucha is thin tea, which koicha means...
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19

Sep
2016

UCSB Beach
It always feels like summer at UCSB, and going to the beach doesn’t just happen during the summer time. If you love going to the beach here are some easy, healthy snacks that complement our perfect weather. 
 
These snacks are simple, portable and can help keep you cool and energized for a day of fun in the sun...
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06

Jun
2016

Today's post comes from intern Madison Conrado! Madison shares her experience with SPROUTS! and the many opportunities offered to our community.
 
The farm to table movement has been sweeping plates across America and now more than ever people want fresh, local, organic foods.  Lucky for us we happen to live in...
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23

May
2016

New Food Label
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new proposed food label has become a law, and companies have two years to implement the changes. Overall there are eight key changes to the label, but we only need to focus on a few today. Below are some of the changes we will focus on today, and hopefully you will walk away feeling more...
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