The Daily Evergreen

Incorporate sweet potatoes, increase nutrients

Incorporate sweet potatoes, increase nutrients

LATISHA JENSEN, Evergreen life editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Health: Sweet potatoes contain high amounts of beta-carotene, which is what gives the potatoes their yellow and orange color, according to the Healthline website. The beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in our bodies, which is crucial for eye health. Deficiency can lead to eye damage that may ...

Americans lack necessary vitamins, minerals

Americans lack necessary vitamins, minerals

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Consuming supplements is one way to avoid nutrient deficiencies, although a well-balanced diet is more effective, WSU Dietician Alice Ma said. “In most cases though, you don’t absorb as much vitamins and minerals from supplements,” Ma said. “It’s easiest and much cheaper to get them from...

Dining hall celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Dining hall celebrates Dia de los Muertos

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Southside Cafe will host a Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration with traditional Mexican cuisine, while displaying some of the holiday’s customs and typical decorations. The manager of WSU Dining Services approached Rafael Pruneda, the retention counselor of the Chicano/a Latino/a...

Fibrous seeds aid in weight loss, bowel function

Fibrous seeds aid in weight loss, bowel function

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Health: Chia seeds have a high percentage of fiber and contain proteins that cause satiety, the feeling of fullness and satisfaction, registered dietician Jen Hathwell wrote on healthyeating.com. Fiber reduces inflammation, lowers cholesterol and helps regulate bowel functions. The minerals magnesi...

Grad student runs jiu-jitsu studio

Grad student runs jiu-jitsu studio

MARCO MCCRAY, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Life, Photo of the Week, Showcase, Wellness

Shane McFarland, owner of Mantis Martial Arts LLC and president of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club on campus, said he is doing what he loves by being a husband and father, owning a martial arts academy and pursuing a doctorate in prevention science. McFarland started jiu-jitsu in 2005 after quitting...

Learn mindfulness, reduce stress

Learn mindfulness, reduce stress

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase, Wellness

Registration is now open for the second annual Mindfulness Symposium where mindfulness, a concept and practice of the quality state of being conscious and aware, will be explored. Lydia Gerber, professor and facilitator of the event, said there is a lot of stress in our campus community and the symposium...

Club fundraises for animal-related issues

Club fundraises for animal-related issues

MARCO MCCRAY, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

The Companion Animal Club gives students the opportunity to volunteer around the community and learn more about how to properly care for companion animals. Companion animals are typically cats, dogs, horses, reptiles, rabbits or other similar animals, according to their OrgSync page. Faculty adviser...

Versatile tree nuts good for snacking, desserts

Versatile tree nuts good for snacking, desserts

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Health: Pecans are nutrient-dense nuts with a multitude of vitamins and minerals. In a single ounce, pecans have 30 percent of the total daily fat intake requirement. Of this, 6 grams are polyunsaturated and 12 monounsaturated, according to an article on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website. Mono...

Improve leader skills during free workshops

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Life, Wellness

Registered Student Organizations have the opportunity to improve leadership skills as officers of their respective organizations. WSU Student Involvement will host a Student Organization Leadership Involvement Day designed for RSO leaders to go through a “choose-your-own-adventure” type of workshop...

Eat apples for National Apple Month

Eat apples for National Apple Month

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Health: Apples have an abundance of antioxidants, which work to help boost the immune system, according to a Medical News Today article. Vitamin C is an example of one of these antioxidants, working to improve the body’s ability to fight infections. B-complex vitamins — including riboflavin and t...

Gain comfort while sharing experiences

Gain comfort while sharing experiences

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Friends of Hospice will host a session for community members to express their ideas surrounding death. The international organization Death Cafe was founded in 2010 by Jon Underwood, who decided to develop a project focused on discussing death. The first Death Cafe was held in September 2011 at Underwood’s...

Dining hall serves local lunch

Dining hall serves local lunch

MARIAH INMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase, Wellness

Hillside Cafe is hosting Palouse Farms to Cougar Forks, a lunch where high-quality, fresh food will be served today. Jason Butcherite, executive chef of Hillside Cafe, said all the food they use supports the local economy. “Every single item and every single ingredient will be [locally or regionally...

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