Finding Your Blood Sugar Sweet Spot

By Lila Volkas, N.C. We have entered the season of pumpkin-spiced treats, when these drinks, cookies, pies, and breads take over our kitchens and fill the counters of every cafe on every corner. We know that they are hard to resist, but they can wreak havoc on your blood glucose levels, making you feel moody,

Ketosis: Can We Eat Fat to Lose Fat or Is It Just Another Fad?

Written by Lia Rubinoff, Nutrition Consultant graduate Fad diets are everywhere. From Paleo to the South Beach diet, through the Zone diet and back to Atkins, countless weight-loss plans have cropped up over the years, each offering varying degrees of efficacy and theoretical support. Part of the allure is how wildly successful (at least at the outset) these diets can

Spring Out on These Vegetables

Written by Lyssandra Guerra, Nutrition Consultant graduate This article was originally featured on Lyssandra’s Native Palms Nutrition blog. It has been re-posted with permission from the author. If you haven’t noticed, it’s spring! Spring in the Bay Area is so predictably unpredictable. One day it’s hot and sunny and the next it’s drab and windy.

What Are Macronutrients?

Macronutrients are nutritional components that are required by the body in large amounts and also provide calories (or energy) [1]. Every food we eat contains a combination of 3 macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Each macronutrient is important and has a specific job to perform in the body. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are converted into the body’s

Edible Answers to Insomnia?

A Search for Nutritional Solutions for Sleepless Nights Written and illustrated by Lila Volkas, Nutrition Consultant student This article was originally featured on KQED’s Bay Area Bites blog. It has been re-posted with permission from the editor. Darn. It’s the third night in a row that I’ve woken up at 3am feeling wide-awake. And I’ve done

Smoothie Bowl 2018 Instagram Contest

We’re celebrating Super Bowl LII the Bauman College way with our #SmoothieBowl2018 Instagram contest starting January 20th! We want to see your beautiful, colorful smoothie bowls, but with a Bauman College twist. Health-Supportive Smoothie Ingredients Smoothies are a delicious way to add more healthy fruits and vegetables to your diet, but can often become low-fiber,

Why We Love Coffee + Healthy Ways to Enjoy It

By Jaime Askew, Nutrition Consultant Instructor Did you know that coffee has its own special day? While we love our tea and kombucha here at Bauman College, we’re excited to celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29! We love coffee for the aroma, the taste, and the health-promoting properties it has to offer. You read

Boost Your Nutrition with Turmeric

By Jaime Askew, Nutrition Consultant Instructor Booster Foods A term coined by Bauman College founder, Dr. Ed Bauman, “Booster Foods” refer to nutrient-dense foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. These foods are all well known for their therapeutic qualities and the nutritional depth they bring to the diet. Booster Foods Primarily Include: Herbs

Ingredient Spotlight: Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Holy Basil, also referred to by its Sanskrit name, Tulsi, has been one of India’s greatest healing herbs for thousands of years and remains a principal remedy in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. A member of the mint family, Tulsi means “one that is incomparable” in Sanskrit (Maimes, 2004). It has been popularly used in foods, religious

Herbal Teas for Optimal Health

It’s Tea Time! Nothing feels better on a cold day than wrapping your fingers around a mug of hot tea. Sipping a delicious herbal blend can be a welcome pause in a busy day and will warm you from the inside out. There are so many varieties to choose from, so we’ve highlighted six that