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The Good Food Is Good Medicine Blog offers you ideas of how to maintain good health while also supporting Northern California farmers and ranchers through sustainable ingredients as part of the farm-to-fork iniatitive.

This blog will explore topics ranging from food recommendations based on health conditions to seasonal cooking ideas to the latest health fads (and whether they're actually good for you). We hope you enjoy!


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Chocolate Fact vs. Fiction

Is chocolate healthy? Is white chocolate not actually chocolate?


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5 Steps to Keep Your Heart Healthy

A few simple nutrition tips can keep your heart healthy and strong.


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5 Immune Boosters to Fight Off Sickness

Staying healthy during flu season can be tricky, but these can help.


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Diet Trends of 2020: Claims vs. Reality

New diet trends are popping up all the time, but are they right for you?


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5 health benefits of Dry January

Ditching alcohol to start 2020 can allow for a health reset.


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How to set realistic eating resolutions

Our dietitian shares 5 steps to keep your New Year's goals.


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Tips to keep your heart healthy this holiday

Don't leave your heart health behind amid the hustle and bustle.


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Say no to raw cookie dough this holiday

It's not just uncooked eggs you need to be aware of in cookie dough.


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Hospital ranks with 2 Sacramento eateries

UC Davis Health's food makes national Good Food 100 Restaurants list.


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8 easy tips for healthy holiday eating

No one wants the gift of extra pounds this holiday season.


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Why 'ugly produce' may be a good option

Food delivery services are selling boxes of oddly shaped produce.


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Does decaf coffee actually have caffeine?

UC Davis Health specialist explains it all in a SELF magazine article.

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6 pumpkin cooking ideas to spice up fall

Pumpkins are more than just a fun decoration; they're full of nutrients.


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Healthy Halloween Tricks for Your Kids

How to switch out unhealthy habits with creative and spooky ideas.


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Apple Hill Brings Freshness to Our Hospital

UC Davis Health buys tasty apples from this NorCal tourist spot.


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Personalized Diets: One Size Doesn't Fit All

New precision nutrition program tailors diets based on treatment.


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Healthy Hospital Food Shines at Festival

UC Davis Health team showcases how it's changing hospital food.


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How Our Chefs Prep for Farm-to-Fork Events

Our team is ready to showcase healthy and tasty food.


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How to Eat Healthy As You Age

Dietitian dishes on eating and exercising as we get older.


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Foods to Eat, Avoid During Pregnancy

Expecting moms and their growing babies need plenty of nutrients.


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Hospital Rolls Out Tasty New Menu

Taste delicious food locally sourced from around the region.


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New Research on Health Benefits of Tea

Tea may be good for your overall health and your waistline.