Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

September 27, 2016

Gastrointestinal  (GI) problems can be discomforting and embarrassing. Issues like gas, constipation, heartburn, and bloating can often be managed by monitoring the foods we eat. For instance, if you're having problems with gas you may need to cut out gum, refrain from...

June 28, 2016

Summer is the season of State fairs, carnivals, and festivals. The food choices at these events may not be the best, but you can make better choices by following the tips below:

1. Avoid deep fried anything! Deep fried foods are obviously full of fat, but they are also...

June 7, 2016

 

Although Summer has not officially started, it already feels like it is here! I love everything about summer: beach trips, BBQ's, summer nights hanging out with family and friends. But when considering food, my favorite thing about summer is the abundace of fruits. Fr...

June 1, 2016

According to the CDC, the 5 key health-related behaviors for preventing chronic disease are:

 

- never smoking (cigarettes in particular) 

- getting regular physical activity

- consuming no alcohol or only moderate amounts 

- maintaining a normal body weight

- getting enough...

May 24, 2016

 

With Memorial Day soon approaching, the start of fun summer activities like BBQ'S and picnics is also in the near future. It is important to practice safe food handling in order to prevent food intoxication.

 

Here are some safe food handling tips:


- Keep your hands cle...

May 11, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

A recent study presented at the Britsh Pychological Society's Annual Conference  found that people who are bored tend to eat more sweetened, fatty, and salty foods. The idea is that boredom results in low levels of the stimulating brain chemical dopamine, so we ea...

April 26, 2016

 

Have you tried the 7-minute workout?

 

I know that we don't always have time to  workout, but this 7-minute, 12 workout move series is a great way to get a combination of cardio and weight training when you do not have time to do your regular workout routine, according...

April 18, 2016

It's Strawberry Season!

 

I don't know about you, but strawberry season is one of my favorite seasons of the year.

Growing up in Oxnard, a major strawberry farming town, the overwhelming smell of strawberries would make my mouth water as I would drive around town! Not onl...

April 7, 2016

 

With a new season comes new fruits and vegetables for that season. Why is it important to shop for your produce when it is in season? Well, fruits and vegetables in season are at their peak quality and flavor, and they are also more affordable! Here is a list of Sprin...

March 22, 2016

 

In most cuisines, a base of herbs, spices, and aromatics are used to create the distinct flavor of the cuisine. The combination of flavors is usually in equal parts of three, and that is why it is called the "Trinity" of cooking.  


In French cuisine, the trinity...

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