Antioxidants

Hi! Welcome back to WKU for the Spring semester. I’m Molly, the current dietetic intern here on campus, taking over today’s post to inform you on what antioxidants are, why you need more of them in your diet, and where you can find them. If you’ve never heard of the word “antioxidant”, or have and […]

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Why Fiber is your Friend

I don’t know about you, but the only exposure I had to fiber growing up was through cereal commercials. There was never a huge fiber initiative in my household, and the only thing I knew about fiber was that it was in wheat cereal (aka the “gross” kind). I knew nothing about the immense benefits […]

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Tips for Guilt-Free Holiday Eating

Holiday season is upon us, Hilltoppers.  The weather has finally cooled down, the Hill is beautiful and autumnal, and in just a few weeks, classes will finally be over. It’s arguably one of the best times of the year!   While this season may bring joy and excitement to many, for others there is anxiety and doubt over a particular aspect of Thanksgiving and Christmas—overindulgence. Holiday […]

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Keto Craze

Advanced Nutrition. The ever-so-adored HMD 360. The dietetics course that divides a classroom by either love or hatred for its contents. I took this lovely class last semester and, while it costed me many hours of sleep and a partial bit of my sanity, I actually enjoyed taking it. Advanced Nutrition was the first time […]

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Passing the Baton

I’m Kenlee—the newest contributor to Hilltop Health! As a junior in WKU’s Nutrition & Dietetics program, I finally have a full schedule of courses that pertain to my major. A major upperclassman perk I’ve experienced—aside from getting to take classes with relevance—is having nearly identical schedules with the same people. The Nutrition & Dietetics program […]

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FROM FOOD TO FUEL

Hi guys!  I’m super excited to get into today’s topic because it’s something I’ve been intrigued with for the past few weeks. Have you ever thought about what goes on inside your body when you exercise? Or how the food you put into your mouth is broken down and converted to energy that allows you […]

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BECOMING AN EXERCISE ENTHUSIAST

Hey guys! So this is a follow-up post to last week’s article, “Exercise and the Science of Happiness”. You may recognize the benefits of exercise and have the desire to move your body, yet not really know where to start. No worries, you are in the same boat as lots of other people. This post […]

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EXERCISE AND THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS

Happy Thursday, guys! This week’s post is dedicated to exercise and all the incredible things movement does for the human body, but namely, its stimulation of happiness. Most of you probably already know that physical activity is beneficial to our overall health. I’ve found, however, that learning the science behind the knowledge is much more […]

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