Category: Health & Nutrition

Study Aims to Use Orange Peels for Something Useful: Better Heart Health

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — You’ve heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Now orange peels may improve your heart health. Yu Wang, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the UF Institute of Food… Read More

Hurricane Season: Are You Prepared with Enough Food and Drinking Water?

We have experienced firsthand the severity of hurricanes and how they can interrupt access to food, drinking water and electricity for days, if not longer.  Now is the time to make sure you have a plentiful supply of… Read More

UF Study: Hunger and Food Security May Impact College Student Health and Academic Performance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she began her sophomore year in 2015 at the University of Florida, Angela Rodriguez experienced a gap in paychecks between the summer and fall semesters while she changed part-time jobs. Without a source to… Read More

What’s The Link between Proteins and Amino Acids?

Proteins, along with carbohydrates and fats, are the three nutrients that provide calories or energy, in addition to performing other functions in the body.  The main purpose of proteins is to build, repair, and maintain all body tissues… Read More