7 Energy Boosting Alternatives to Coffee

It’s exam time and students are constantly on the go studying for midterms and writing papers. With no time to sleep, coffee has become the go-to energy booster to get through the day or to increase focus on tasks. Caffeine works to stop the adenosine receptors of the brain and other organs from binding, which would normally cause drowsiness. As …

Simply Wholesome: Eat & Feel Good

Behind the doors of Simply Wholesome lies not only the opportunity to indulge in a selection of healthful foods and beverages, but also a chance to partake in the unique atmosphere that has been created by owner, and UCLA alumni, Purcell Keeling. Since 1984, Simply Wholesome has made its home on the corner of Slauson Avenue and Overhill Drive. The …

Trans Fats are Unsafe for Consumption

According to the Food and Drug Association’s news release, hydrogenated oils are not generally recognized as safe for consumption due to their high dietary source of trans fats. Scientists reached this conclusion over 20 years ago in the early-1990s as studies gradually revealed the correlation between trans fatty acids and cardiovascular health complications. By 2002, the American government openly acknowledged …

5 Reasons to Drink Cranberry Juice

For a while now cranberry juice has been known to have beneficial health properties. Cranberries are a good source of vitamin C and are rich in antioxidants. In order to retrieve the full benefits from cranberry juice consumption, it is important to drink the right kind. Many cranberry juices are sweetened in some way to make it more palatable due …

Tea, Tea, Tea

In the words of notable author Lemony Snicket, “Tea should be as bitter as wormwod and as sharp as a two edged sword.” However, not all teas are created equal or even bitter necessarily. Tea comes in an assortment of flavors and different hues of color depending on what type of tea leaf it originates from. According to teavana.com, all …

Health Benefits of Coffee

According to popular belief, college students and coffee have always been synonymous with one another. Many students rely on it as a morning pick-me-up when those eight hours of sleep are simply not an option. And while it may also be a popular belief that coffee is an absolute detriment to one’s health, recent research has revealed that there are …

What Exactly Are We Eating?

To most people, nothing better compliments potato salad or fried chicken on a hot summer day like a delicious slice of watermelon, but have you ever wondered where the stereotype of Black people liking watermelon comes from? Watermelons are associated with historic Black stereotypes because during the 19th century this fruit was a daily part of a slave’s regular diet. As …