Category: MythBusters

Weight Loss Applications: To use? Or Not To Use?

By Jesse Crowley, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Today, 91% of adult Americans own a cellphone and 56% of American adults have a smartphone. The general public is beginning to trust their smartphones with everything, from waking them up in the morning to managing their bank accounts. Should we now trust them with our healthcare? A […]

MythBusters! Are Calories Eaten at Night More Fattening?

One of the common questions dietitians get is, “When is the best time to eat?” Often followed by, “What are some healthy nighttime snacks?” A few years ago Sargent Choice Nutrition Center alum Elizabeth Jarrard, now a registered dietitian, answered these questions in a great blog post. Reading through it, I felt it had to […]

Sweet Night Treats

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College One of the most common questions dietitians get about eating healthy is whether or not its okay to have an after-dinner treat. While some health medias out there say to never eat anything after dinner, we disagree. The main reason for recommending that people don’t eat after dinner […]

Nothing Fishy: Getting Better Acquainted with Sustainable Fish Varieties

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Image Source With Make a Difference Monday being held every Monday this semester, the dining hall along with BU Sustainability have created more delicious, original, sustainable recipes. One of the main goals of Make a Difference Monday is to replace foods with large carbon-footprints, like red meat, with […]

Vitamin Supplement Advice from an Expert

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Image Source Flintstones Vitamins were all the rage growing up. While I didn’t understand why I had to take them, I figured vitamins must be very important if my mom was giving them to me. Flash forward to 2013, and nearly every day there seems to be a […]

Healthy Swaps at Starbucks

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Healthy Swaps: Starbucks With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, and for many of us, these resolutions include living a little bit healthier. The problem I find that many people run into is feeling they can’t be social and healthy at the same time. What if a […]

What’s In a Title?

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Picture Source With so many people claiming to be nutrition experts these days it can be confusing to know who to listen to. To help you make a better judgment about whether or not to follow someone’s advice, we recommend looking at their title. Registered Dietitian Often abbreviated […]

Gluten Free: Hype or Health?

By Allison Mars, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Walking down the grocery store aisles it’s hard not to notice all the new health claims in bright lettering on some packaged foods “Low fat!” “No cholesterol!” but lately there’s been a new label that’s been gaining a lot of attention, “Gluten-Free”. Almost every product that is gluten […]

Exercise for Your Body

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Whether you love to run along the Charles, practice yoga at a nearby studio, lift weights at the gym, or take a PDP at FitRec, if you like to exercise, chances are you’ve heard a lot of exercise and nutrition myths. This month’s theme is Don’t Sweat it. […]

Ask Sargent Choice: Frozen vs Canned Vegetables

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Question: Canned vegetables, such as corn and peas, have more vitamins and are healthier for you than frozen vegetables. Is that true? image source Answer by Taylor Gillis and Jennifer Kong, Nutrition Students, Sargent College Let’s start by mentioning that vegetables are an important part of a healthy, […]