What you should know about gluten

Fad diets come and go (think The 12-Day Grapefuit Juice Diet), but one that has celebrities buzzing is the gluten free diet. But, just because celebrities are doing it doesn’t mean you should. Here’s the lowdown about gluten and why you should (or shouldn’t) follow this diet.

Diary of… a student on the Paleo diet

Ana Castilla is a senior biology major who is a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sport Nutrition. She gives Paleo nutrition lectures at different Crossfit affiliates such as 911 Crossfit and City Crossfit and is a Bootcamp and Zumba fitness instructor at 911 Crossfit. She enjoys being a coach and working face to face with people. Her favorite quote is, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution” by Dobzhansky.

How to Avoid the Dreaded Freshman 15

For many college students when it comes to food, convenience is king. Instead of exploring the different options of a balanced diet it is often fast food, rather than a healthy salad, that attracts the average student. The importance of nutrition is often encouraged among students because a healthy diet is crucial when it comes to studying, and test taking. Taking that dreaded final or preparing for a big presentation may become easier with the help of a balanced diet.