February Love

February 7, 2017 |
The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification. Let’s connect with that energy to cleanse and renew with the focus on loving & taking care of ourselves.
We are not just talking about the relationships you have with others. We are also talking about the relationship you have with YOU! Loving yourself like you would your best relationship. Nourishing yourself so you can be comfortable in your own skin, celebrating who you are, deep down to your core. Knowing your body is a beautiful thing and treating it with love. When you do this you allow your light to shine and you inspire others to do the same. It’s about taking care of yourself and then sharing that love with the people you care most about.
Unconditional self love requires you to see the magic & beauty in yourself. So no matter where you are right now, breathe in as much love & nourishment as you can this month and see how that comes back to you! Let Nourish Your Soul help take care of you! We are committed to nourishing the body, creating healthy cells and bodies so you can glow & shine from the inside out.
Cleanse and renew today.

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Why Cleanse? And Why Right Now?

January 11, 2017 |
We all know what happens at the beginning of every New Year: We generally make a slew of big promises to ourselves that never wind up coming to fruition. Or we do well with them for a week or two, and then slip right back into our old self-destructive habits.

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Set an intention.

December 31, 2016 |

This season is a beautiful time to ask yourself what do you want out of each experience you encounter. How much of it are you doing for yourself? How much are you doing for others? Are you giving more than you’re being given? Are you taking more than you’re giving back? Again, balance is key to everything. Read More

Express gratitude.

December 27, 2016 |

Before setting all of our New Year’s resolutions, how about taking a moment to reflect on the present moment? Think about this past year: what you’ve accomplished, what challenges you’ve dealt with, what decisions you’ve made, and what you have created. Write them down, breathe them in, and acknowledge all that you’ve done. Read More

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Move your body.

December 20, 2016 |

I don’t care if it’s in between holiday concerts, crazy work hours, open houses, or gift shopping. Find something you love to do, and do it! Maybe you grab a spin class or go walking. Maybe you do a few downward dogs before finishing up the errands. Go for a run or do Pilates before taking care of everyone else. Exercising helps to reset the body, burn calories, ease stress, and help you focus. Plus, it’s just fun and pretty darn joyful.And honestly, isn’t that what the holidays are about anyway? Read More

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Find the quiet. Meditate.

December 17, 2016 |

There’s no question in my mind that you deserve a moment to breathe, relax, and carve out time for yourself. All you need is a few minutes. Taking the moments to meditate will benefit you, everyone around you, probably the rest of your week, and even the rest of your year.

I began to experience the power of meditation in my life when I started a consistent yoga practice. I learned to quiet my mind and let go. Once I was able to do that, I knew I had to take it to the next level. The next step for me was to find the time to sit quietly each day. Read More

5 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

November 23, 2016 |

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is nearly here. It’s a time for celebration, gratitude, family, and for most of us, a little indulgence. It’s also a season where many of us grapple with the mental tug-of-war that is maintaining healthy habits while still enjoying the holiday season. Here are five tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle this season:

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An Apple a Day

October 7, 2016 |

Everyone knows the old Welsh proverb that goes “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. What many people may not realize is that there is a surprising amount of truth in these wise words. Along with the banana, apples are one of the most commonly eaten fruits in the world. Studies show that they can potentially be amazing for your skin as well as offering anti-viral and anti-cancer properties.

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New Season, New Beginning

September 12, 2016 |

With every new season marks a new beginning. Whether you have kids, are a student yourself, or out of school, The autumn is a season that can often feel like the beginning of a new year. It is a great time for self-evaluation and reflection. We often talk about detoxification of the body but it can also be helpful and important for us to mentally and spiritually detox.

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Watermelon Mint is back

May 25, 2016 |

Good news, our watermelon juice is back on the menu!

Come in and grab one today at one of our three locations.

Here’s why you should get your hands on our watermelon juice:

Watermelon is roughly 92% water, so it’s a great hydrator and diuretic. It also consists of approximately 12% fiber and is high in vitamin C and A.

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Nourish Your Soul Mission

What We Believe

May 11, 2016 |

As Nourish Your Soul expands its reach and grows its community in Boston, we got to thinking about our mission as we take those steps forward. Our philosophy hasn’t changed since we first opened, but it seems like a great time to explain more of it, explain more about why we believe it, and share it with you.

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Soul Series: Molly Powers

December 23, 2015 |

Our Soul Series continues, spotlighting some of the vital and influential local voices in our community helping us connect our physical movement with inner strength.

In this post we focus on Molly Powers, who works as a medium, a Reiki Master, and also as a yoga instructor in her business, Powers of Healing. We sat down with her to find out more.

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A Healthy Cocktail for the Holiday

December 21, 2015 |
A deliciously great way to start off 2016 drinking responsibly–and nutritiously–this blood orange libation is easy to make for either a crowd or just yourself. To make one, simply mix up the following ingredients:

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Soul Series: Jeff Lajoie

December 18, 2015 |

Our Soul Series continues, spotlighting some of the vital and influential local voices in our community helping us connect our physical movement with inner strength.

In this post we focus on Jeff Lajoie, a Tier3+ Personal Trainer at Equinox in Boston’s Financial District. We sat down with him to find out more.

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Moving on From Grief

December 16, 2015 |

This time of year can be a joyful one, but also one filled with grief–the kind we have as individuals and that we share as families. The healing process only gets underway when we address that grief. So I thought I would share my story in hopes that it can help all of us to add to that healing.

I used to live what most people would consider an ideal life. I had a loving and handsome husband, three beautiful daughters, and a lucrative and fulfilling career. We lived in a beautiful house, went on many family vacations each year, and generally felt blessed and happy. But everything changed within moments of waking up one haunting morning 10 years ago.

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Mid-Holiday Detox

December 14, 2015 |

Whatever you put into your body—everything from food and drink to air and any chemicals—has a direct and long-term effect on how you feel and function. All of it contributes to toxins accumulating inside you.

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Healthy Snacks Trail Mix

Healthy Holiday Treats

December 11, 2015 |

With the holidays fast approaching, we’re more tempted than ever by all the rich, not-so-healthy foods around us. And while indulging now and then is part of life, we can all use a few delicious-but-nutritious snacks to enjoy in between those moments of heavy meals and treats. Here are a few easy, tasty, and fortifying dishes you can whip up this weekend:

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Yoga Susan Cabana Boston

Holiday Sanity: Calming Yoga Poses

December 9, 2015 |

For me, learning to let go has been (and continues to be) something I work on. It’s about getting to a new place in how we view situations and people—about coming from a place of love rather than fear, and about the importance of love for oneself and others. It’s so simple, yet so powerful.

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6 Tips for Radiant, Glowing Skin

December 4, 2015 |

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Like Kubler-Ross, we know that radiant, glowing skin is more than surface-deep. It’s about what we put into your body, what we do to reduce stress and find inner calm, and how we choose to spend our time. So here are six sustainable actions you can incorporate into your daily routine to achieve radiant skin. If you have more tips or ideas, please shoot me an email and let me know!

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Thanksgiving Overindulgence: The Solution

November 25, 2015 |

We hope you enjoy every bite of your thanksgiving feast and breath in gratitude for all the magic that happens over the holidays. It’s all about balance. Remember, it is one day!

We will be ready for you to get yourself back on track to healthy, smart eating between the holidays, in this hurried season. Add in a nutrition-packed green juice or a cleanse that balances out those heavier meals that are sure to happen in the next few months, and you’ll be all set to dive into the merriment and the New Year.

And here’s the very best boost to do that:Friday and throughout the weekend, we’re giving you 20% off as a Black Friday Rebirth Deal. Buy now online with promo code detox20 or in person tomorrow at our stores.

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Tips for staying healthy over the holiday

November 23, 2015 |

Guest post shared on Bostinno

The holidays have officially kicked into full gear… and with them, so has that annually familiar push-and-pull, yin-and-yang conflict we often have with ourselves this time of year.

In short, it’s this: How do you enjoy the festive indulgences of the season (Hello, cornbread stuffing and eggnog martinis!), while still staying healthy and keep from going off the rails?

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Why Green Juice?

November 20, 2015 |

Adding green juice to your diet is the best way to increase your life force energy. When we juice fruits and vegetables, we separate out the fiber, leaving the liquid that contains live enzymes, chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals. Removing the fiber allows the nutrients to be released immediately into your cells and bloodstream in a form that’s easy to assimilate.

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Fall Soul Series: David Vendetti

November 16, 2015 |

Our Fall Soul Series continues, spotlighting some of the vital and influential local voices in our community helping us connect our physical movement with inner strength.

In this post we focus on David Vendetti of South Boston Yoga, an inspiring teacher and vibrant personality in his community. His practice focuses on personal growth, change, realigning our bodies and moving and breathing efficiently. We sat down with him to find out more.

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healthy vegan pumpkin soup

Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Soup

November 6, 2015 |

Honestly, who doesn’t want a bowl of warm, creamy pumpkin soup this time of year? (Especially coming off of Halloween, when there are still so many pumpkins hanging around?) The great news here is that you don’t have to abandon your determination to avoid dairy and eat light in order to enjoy this classic fall treat; in this vegan recipe, unsweetened coconut milk keeps things both flavorful and light.

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charcoal lemonade

Superfood Spotlight: Activated Charcoal

November 3, 2015 |

Yes, yes. We know it sounds pretty counterintuitive at first. But bear with us for a moment on this, and we’ll explain. Activated charcoal is actually one of the healthiest, most physically helpful substances you can welcome into your body.

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Make it an Ever-“Green” Holiday

November 2, 2015 |

So you just got through Halloween, and chances are good that your sugar consumption is at an all-time high. Thankfully, we’re here to help you get back on track.

As we head into the holiday season, don’t wait until January 1st to commit to making good choices. Make this holiday season a juicy one! Drinking green juice resets your body, helping you release old habits and make new ones.

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Healthy Helpers: Tasty Foods That Aid Digestion

October 28, 2015 |

So now it’s out there. Even if you’re a hard-core meat lover, you can’t ignore the latest findings about how too much meat can be cancer-causing.

So here’s where I have some incredibly good news: In between all of those epic upcoming holiday meals (whether you do them with or without meat) that are in front of us, there are also plenty of other lunches, breakfasts, and dinners that we can use to reasonably balance out those other heavy holiday meals.

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Eggs + Turmeric = One Nutritionally Perfect Breakfast

October 22, 2015 |

Turmeric: A seriously powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant to write home about.

Eggs: Arguably nature’s most perfect food.

So given that, what if you could introduce the two of them under the most delicious of circumstances? That’s what we’ve done. I’d like you to meet them both, in our new breakfast powerhouse dish. Eat it once or twice a week, and then get ready for your physical health to change. Read on.

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Eliza Shirazi fitness

Fall Soul Series: Eliza Shirazi

October 19, 2015 |

Our Fall Soul Series continues, spotlighting some of the vital and influential local voices in our community helping us connect our physical movement with inner strength.

In this post we focus on Eliza Shirazi, a twentysomething self-titled ‘fitness firecracker’ who’s evolving from her love of dance,  music, and community into “Kick It”–the kick-butt (literally) classes she teaches at EquinoxThe Club by George Foreman III, and pop up events for Move With. We sat down with her to find out more.

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Jacqui Bonwell

Fall Soul Series: Jacqui Bonwell

October 16, 2015 |

Welcome to our Fall Soul Series. In it we’ll be spotlighting some of the vital and influential local voices in our community that help us connect our physical movement with inner strength.

First up is Jacqui Bonwell. Her list of credentials goes on and on: she’s a certified yoga teacher and Reiki master, a yoga life coach, director of the Sacred Seeds Yoga School, and owner of  the Canton Yoga Shala. She trains other yoga teachers through her own certification programs. Armed with a B.A. in psychology and sociology from the University of Rhode Island, she also provides life coaching to help yoga students deepen their practice and apply the teachings to their everyday lives.

All that said, what’s the training she considers most important to her life? Motherhood. Here’s a little more about her.

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Healthy quinoa recipe

Superfood: A Quintessential Quinoa Recipe

October 13, 2015 |
Swapping out bulgar wheat in favor of quinoa makes it gluten-free. Not to mention (and this is a big bonus here) quinoa is a complete protein, since it contains all of the essential amino acids. It’s also high in iron and calcium, and a good source of manganese, magnesium, copper, and fiber. The following recipe is chock full of superfoods that make it a healthy, digestible dish. It’s fantastic as a post-cleanse meal, or enjoy it during your Glow Cleanse!
hydrating Nourish Your Soul waters

Cleansing right: The difference is like night and day

October 9, 2015 |

Did you know that during your cleanse we also provide you with not just the key juices, but also an a.m. water and a p.m. water?

We do that for a handful of very important reasons. The biggest benefit of any cleanse is that it moves toxins through the body. Without proper hydration, that can’t happen, and toxins may instead even re-accumulate in your system, causing more harm than good. While cleansing, make sure to drink half your weight in ounces of filtered water daily to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Why drink lemon water in a.m. hours? If you do one thing during and after your cleanse, this should be it. It’s the ritual that can most improve your health. And it’s best first thing in morning, and at room temperature. Its huge benefits include:

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Help Your Body, Save Your Money

October 7, 2015 |

We’re kicking off our Grand Opening at Healthworks in Back Bay with brand new cleanses to encourage a brand new path of your healthiest fall living!

Even better, order any Nourish Your Soul cleanse by October 15th online, and use code CLEANSE10 and you’ll save 10%. Choose a 1- to 5-day cleanse at three different levels. Cleanses can be picked up at any of our three locations or delivered straight to your door.

Our fantastic two  new cleanses include…

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A Soul-warming, Good-for-you Meal

October 5, 2015 |

As the chillier weather sets in, we naturally start craving warm, comforting foods …some of which aren’t as healthy for our bodies as they could be. Well, here’s one that is. Not only is it enormously satisfying, it uses unsweetened coconut milk instead of the unusual milk or cream, which keeps things light. The whole thing takes less than 30 minutes to make, and can be done days ahead of time so when you need a simple meal, just open the fridge and reheat.

It’s also a great meal for transitioning out of a cleanse back to your regular eatings habits.

We consider it a triple threat: easy to make, good for you, and downright delicious. Enjoy!

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Your First Fuel: Breakfast is Served

October 2, 2015 |

Our new breakfast items will set the tone for your whole day. Eating a satisfying, delicious, nutrient-packed breakfast is a powerful tool in maintaining a healthy weight, and to remind yourself that you’re a person who values healthy choices. When you make the right choices, you keep your metabolism cranking, your mental clarity and energy levels high, and you set your entire day on the right track.

I also recommend starting with a green juice to kick off your day. So add it to any of our brand new breakfast items offered at our location at Healthworks in Back Bay, including the following two. Both are bolstered in nutritional value since they contain our almond milk which is loaded with protein, antioxidants, plus vitamins such as E and B complex, and minerals such as manganese, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and fiber.

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Our New Replenish & Revitalize Salad

September 30, 2015 |
One of the most exciting things about the opening of our third location at Healthworks in Back Bay is that, for the first time, we’re now offering not just juice, but also food. And just like our juices and smoothies, it’s all as tasty as it is healthy.
Nourish Your Soul new store

Join Us Tonight for Our Grand Opening!

September 28, 2015 |

Our third location is officially here! We opened our doors today upstairs at Healthworks Back Bay (441 Stuart Street) in Copley Square, Boston. The location is completely open to the public, so you don’t have to be a Healthworks member to come by.

To hep us celebrate, please swing by tonight from 5-7 p.m. meet me and my wonderful team, sample some of our new offerings, and enter to win great prizes… including a one-day cleanse and fitness passes.

Here’s to new beginnings. I hope to see you tonight–and plenty more times after that in our new space!

Cold pressed juice cleanse

Why Cleanse? And Why Right Now?

September 21, 2015 |

We all know what happens at the beginning of every new season: We generally make a slew of big promises to ourselves that never wind up coming to fruition. Or we do well with them for a week or two, and then slip right back into our old self-destructive habits.

But so often, that’s because people jump right into overly ambitious goals without starting with a clean, healthy base structure. By that a mean, a clear head, a clean, toxin-free, healthy body, and the energy they need to focus on their next goals.

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New Beginnings: Our 3rd Location!

September 17, 2015 |

Nourish Your Soul has always been about fresh starts, and so I couldn’t be more excited to announce one of our own: a third location upstairs at Healthworks Back Bay, at 441 Stuart Street, in Copley Square, Boston! The location will be completely open to the public, so you don’t have to be a Healthworks member to come by.

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detox soup for fall recipe

Detox Soup

September 14, 2015 |

Fall’s switch in temperatures means we’re finally warming up to the idea of soup—and this one is the ideal for transitioning from any of Labor Day vacations excesses, into a healthier routine. It’s a flavor-rich creation full of great taste and things that are good for you. And if you want to serve it for more than one, simply multiply the measurements per person.

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Apples: the fall superfood

Superfood: Apples

September 10, 2015 |

Did you know that apples, one of our favorite fall foods, are powerful detoxifiers that work to cool your body from the lingering heat of the summer?

So much so, in fact, that you can consider them one of your most potent fall beauty staples.

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Finding balance for fall

Back to school, back to balance

September 8, 2015 |

Whether you’ve got kids or not, September marks the beginning of a new year. A new season with new opportunities to create and change. It can be a time of self-evaluation and reflection as we move into a new season that offers us grounding energy, and we settle into routines and schedules. So take this time to manifest what you want for yourself and your family.

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How to Help Your Body Thrive This Labor Day Weekend

September 4, 2015 |

Whether you’re headed out of town with family and friends for Labor Day weekend or staying put and relaxing, odds are you’ll be taking advantage of the holiday to kick back and enjoy yourself. So, congrats! You deserve it. At the same time, of course, you want to be good to yourself so you don’t come back to reality (and September is always an especially busy reality, to be sure) next week feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation… just in order to recuperate.

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Chia seeds for extra protein this fall

Superfood: Chia

September 2, 2015 |

Before we get down to why chia—an edible seed that comes from the desert plant salvia hispanica—is packed with things that will make your body incredibly happy and healthy, let’s get this out of the way:

Yes, it’s the same plant that launched those ridiculously laughable ‘80s and ‘90s novelties, chia pets. But don’t let that stop you from loving chia. It’s not the seeds’ fault that they got made into something so silly. And in fact, when it comes to making and keeping you healthy as a food, chia is pretty darn serious.

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trail mix

Go Nuts for National Trail Mix Day

August 31, 2015 |

Today is National Trail Mix Day—the perfect excuse to make yourself a tasty D.I.Y. version of the healthy, energy-packed snack. Making your own means you can avoid the prepackaged ones that can be high in sugar, and also have the ability to customize it to your preferred combinations.

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Got Milk? Sure. But Which Kind is Best For Your Body?

August 26, 2015 |

Dairy can be very difficult for the human body to digest—for a bevy of reasons.

First, our bodies have a hard time breaking down the protein molecule in the cow’s milk called casein. Second, since milk is pasteurized, many of its good attributes are processed out, including its natural enzymes.

Butter and cream, on the other hand, don’t contain casein and are much easier to break down. Goat and sheep’s dairy are also easier to digest. Other very good options are almond milk, cashew milk, rice milk, and goat milk.

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Summer Skin Renewal

August 24, 2015 |

I’ve talked before about the big benefits of exfoliation in our ongoing mission to live as clean as we can; it can be one of the most effective, simple routines that you can easily add to your morning before your shower or at night before bed.

And now, at the end of the summer when the sun and sand have dried our skin, this easy practice is more essential to renewing your skin’s health and your overall circulation than ever.

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A Clean Slate, Part One

August 19, 2015 |

If you treat your body well, feed it nourishing foods, move it consciously, and fuel it with love, you’ll feel and look your best.

That sounds simple, right? But it’s actually fairly complex. As we all know, in the reality of our daily lives, keeping your eyes on that prize can be pretty tricky. This two-part post is dedicated to helping you do that with movements that detox, heal, keep you focused and balanced (both mentally and physically), and with foods that de-bloat and help with digestion.

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Superfood: Tomatoes

August 18, 2015 |

Summer—and August in particular—is the ideal time of year to eat tomatoes in New England. Not that they don’t taste great all the time, but during this small seasonal window, they’re locally grown and in their peak, meaning they taste sweeter, lusciously acidic, juicier, and more like a fruit (which technically, they are) than at any other time.

They’re also a treasure trove of nutrition, including a type of phytochemicals that bring all kinds of health perks. That jelly-like stuff around the seeds? That’s packed with vitamin C, as is the rest of the tomato. It’s also a great source of lutein, zeaxanthin, as well as vitamins A, E, and the B vitamins, potassium, manganese, and phosphorus.

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The Health Benefits of Being Grateful

August 13, 2015 |

It turns out mom was right when she told you to always say thank you. And not just because it’s polite, but also because it could seriously improve your overall health.

A movement called positive psychology has done several studies that show grateful people (meaning those who describe gratitude as a permanent rather than temporary in their everyday lives) tend to take better care of themselves, practice more healthful habits like diet and exercise, and in general, are far less stressed out.

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Superfood: Blueberries

August 11, 2015 |

Blueberries do a body good! This little fruit softens dry skin, boosts your brain, and may even prevent cancer. In fact, they could just be the king of antioxidant foods; they protect our bodies from damage by free radicals–unstable molecules that can damage cellular structures and contribute to aging and diseases. And they do way more, too….

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Your Healthiest, Happiest Vacation Yet

August 5, 2015 |

August is upon us and to many that means taking a summer vacation before we get back to our fall routines. We take care of our bodies all year long, and then vacation comes along, and those efforts often fall to the wayside. The question is: Do they have to?  Vacation should be about relaxing, enjoying ourselves, taking a break and also playing. But it’s important to find that balance and go with the flow. Routines are great and healthy, but so is changing it up and remembering that having no rules can be just as important.

Here are for a few tips for keeping some of your healthy routine in place so you can still feel good about yourself during vacation.  This way you can be the best version of yourself and still be present and enjoy the moment.

How to have a Power Picnic

July 29, 2015 |

Fields overflowing with flowers and the scent of fresh pine, sun-dappled blankets and lazy afternoons… all over a tasty meal that makes the buzz of nature completely civilized.

The great outdoors is calling—there’s no better time of year for dining outside, and no better way to do it than with creative dishes made of powerfully nutritious, delicious ingredients.

To pack a perfect picnic, don’t forget the below list of essentials, and then whip up a salad full of superfoods, as in the recipe that follows. Happy power picnicking….

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Grilled steak for healthy summer eating

Know the source of your meat

July 24, 2015 |

This is one time of year that, more than many others, celebrates the glory of the barbecue. Grilling meat is embedded in the culture of American summer. And though I wouldn’t ever advise anyone against enjoying it if it’s what they enjoy, it is worth having a conversation about how do to it the right way—for your own health, for the health of our planet’s animals, and its entire ecosystem as a whole.

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National Ice Cream Day: The Healthy Version

July 20, 2015 |

Happy National Ice Cream Day! (It was this past Sunday, July 19th, in case you missed it). The obvious way to celebrate it is to grab a cone of your favorite cold stuff and get licking. But here at Nourish Your Soul, we’re taking a healthier approach; we’re making our own cold-pressed juice and nut milk popsicles!

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