Many may believe their habits make them healthier. However, several health and fitness misconceptions lead enthusiasts astray.
Myth: “All natural” means it’s healthy.
Many products claim to be “all natural,” but that does not necessarily mean the claims are true. Instead, you should look for the USDA Organic logo and review the ingredients list. Try to avoid things like High Fructose Corn Syrup, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and food dyes.
All Austinites know that our city holds a fair amount of top notch, sweet-tooth-satisfying dessert spots (Gourdough’s anyone?). Sometimes though, you might find yourself conflicted, craving something sweet but not wanting to consume an entire day’s worth of calories in one sitting. Lucky for you, there are delicious, healthy alternatives!
Hookah smoking is steadily gaining popularity in the United States. Veronica Johnston for Health Media Collaboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago writes that “one in five American college students report smoking hookah in the past year.”
What's a hungry student to do? This is one of the defining questions of the collegiate experience, but for those who make their home West Campus, the answer may be as simple as taking a walk around the corner to the nearest bakery.
Wooing your sweetheart (or your sweet tooth) can be difficult sometimes, but usually chocolate is a fail-proof fallback. It is tasty indeed, but there is much more to this treat than meets the… mouth. Here are a few things to take note of before splurging on that heart-shaped box of decadence.