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Having grown up in the Chinese culture for many years, I have seen that many Chinese families like using ginger for preparing different kinds of dishes such as ginger fried rice, ginger tea, and sweet and sour ginger soup, etc. One of the great functions of ginger, from the Chinese point of view, is that ginger helps remove the odor and taste from fish, just like we use lemon juice here in the West. That’s why the Chinese people use ginger so often for steaming fish! From the above examples, it seems that every Chinese dish is used with ginger for cooking. So, you may ask: What’s actually good about ginger? Are there any health benefits of eating ginger? If yes, how can we incorporate ginger into our meals? Well, let me share some of the delicious, easy Chinese recipes with you. More importantly, let me tell you some of the health benefits that research studies have found in Ginger. 


What’s Ginger?

Ginger is a tropical plant originated from Southern China. It has green-purple flowers and an aromatic underground stem (called a rhizome). It has been historically used as an Asian medicine to treat stomach aches, diarrhea, nausea caused by motion, chemotherapy and pregnancy (NIH, 2012). In China, ginger is considered as a folk medicine that helps prevent illnesses. For example, tea brewed from ginger is used to prevent colds; dried ginger candy that’s fermented in plum juice and sugared is consumed to suppress coughing. 

What are the Health Benefits of Ginger?

Research studies have shown that ginger helps reduce pain in people with arthritis, menstrual pain, nausea and vomiting following surgery or during pregnancy. However, there’s still a controversy on research whether ginger can help relieve nausea from motion sickness, chemotherapy, or surgery (WebMD). 

Is Eating Ginger Safe? 

Regarding the safety guideline by the National Institute of Health, there are few side effects of eating ginger when it is taken in small doses. Some of the side effects include heartburn, diarrhea and general stomach discomfort (gas and bloating). 

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When I first visited Fontbonne I had a gut feeling that it was the perfect school for me.

Fontbonne was not the first campus I visited.  I was weighing the pros and cons of a handful colleges in the Illinois and Missouri area and as fate would have it, I decided to check out Fontbonne.

I didn’t know much about the university before my initial visit except that it had the major that I was interested in (dietetics).  I remember attending an open house at Fontbonne for prospective students of the dietetics major with my dad.  Afterwards, he couldn’t stop talking about how impressed he was of the professors in the dietetics program that spoke.  I was extremely impressed too, and after getting accepted into Fontbonne and getting to know my professors, I knew I had made the right decision.

Fontbonne is unique in many ways, but here’s what sticks out to me personally:

Fontbonne is a smaller school, therefore it makes it easier to have a voice in the classroom if you’re confused or need further guidance.  Not only that but from my personal experiences, the professors truly care about the students and seeing them succeed.  They take advantage of the small classrooms and use that to give students projects and opportunities they might not have in a big lecture hall-style school.

I love that information is easily accessible at the university.  If you have questions on financial aid, class schedules, registration, clubs, etc., it takes no time at all to find what you’re looking for.  Just ask around and just about everyone is helpful!

I love is how easy it is to get to know people within your classes.  Group projects and just simply being in small classrooms really gets you to bond with those people you’re with. Applying to a school that none of my friends went to was intimidating at first… but I’ve met some of the greatest people right here at Fontbonne and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

 

I hope this helps any prospective students checking out Fontbonne!

Have a great post-spring break week!

-Katie

 

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This week marks the first week of March! You know what that means?!

Well… yes, March Madness…

BUT! Also, National Nutrition Month®!!

Photo credit: eatright.org

 

National Nutrition Month® is sponsored by The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics to help promote awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and to advocate for the profession of dietetics.

This month, you will able to participate in some fun activities around the Fontbonne campus thanks to the Dietetics undergrad and graduate students.  Each week this month, I will give the run-down on what NNM events you can expect on campus.

The first activity I want to bring your attention to is going on every week this month in AB Hall. The students will create a special display each week addressing different health and food-related topics. Next to the display, you will find a short quiz based on the information presented.

If you complete the quiz, you will be eligible for an awesome prize! A winner will be awarded every week and there will be a grand prize winner at the end of the month!

Want your chance to win AND get some great nutrition information? Check out the display on the first floor of AB just down from the FCS dept. office!

Everyone enjoy their spring break (and the 60 degree weather next week!!)

-XOXO Hannah

PS: Be sure to socialize with me on Twitter or Instagram!!

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Hello everyone,

Does anyone know that this month is the National Nutrition Month? Few months ago, the undergraduate students in the HES Department began planning different activities on campus for the National Nutrition Month. Some of you may have seen that there was food tasting at the library and there a food display in AB Hall too. This first week we will be showing college students and staff how to eat more healthily at campus! So please go check it out to see our awesome display! :D

-KATHY

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oatmeal

by Katie February 18, 2015

    In honor of Valentine’s day, I thought some Valentine’s Day themed oats were in order!  This recipe was made on a whim, because of how much I love conjuring up new oatmeal recipes.  I’m thankful for our snow day this Monday, which gave me extra time to work on homework and study, and […]

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A St. Louisan’s Guide To A Healthy Valentine’s Day

by Hannah February 6, 2015

Valentine’s Day can spur an array of emotions; elation for some and melancholy for others. But this year, we are going to fall in love… with our health! Here are some ideas to keep your day of love in tip-top shape, regardless if you will have a Valentine or not! 1. Eat Chocolate.. Dark Chocolate! Billions of […]

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Let’s Fight Against the Seasonal FLU!

by Kathy February 6, 2015

Hello Fontbonne students and faculty, How’s everyone doing? I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and is now full of energy to work and study hard in this semester! Since I am a graduate student studying nutrition, this semester I would like to share some of my useful and interesting nutrition knowledge for you all! […]

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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone IS a Good Thing!

by Katie November 25, 2014

One of my latest experiences at Fontbonne was teaching a Sports Nutrition lesson to the Lacrosse players at Fontbonne University.  Initially, I though this was way out of my comfort zone.  After the experience, I found out that it was completely painless!  Although public speaking has never been my strong suit, I loved the confidence […]

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What I wish I knew before coming to Fontbonne University

by Katie November 20, 2014

Fontbonne University has a unique learning environment.  From the time I first stepped foot in Fontbonne for one of their campus tours, one of the first things I noticed was the accessibility of resources.  Each building is within walking distance, which makes getting to class on time a breeze!  There is a beautiful food lab […]

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Great Volunteer Experience at Fontbonne University

by Kathy November 20, 2014

Hi everyone, I’d like to share with you all my great volunteer experience for my Dietetics Internship Program. In the early part of this semester, I was charged with a catering project for the graduate students admission ceremony on November 6. I and my other three classmates were required to come up with food for […]

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