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.
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.
One of the most delicious nuts out there, cashews also come with a big bonus: They’re extraordinarily good for you!
For starters, they contain zinc, which helps with collagen production. They’re also high in essential vitamins and minerals, are loaded with potent antioxidants, and are a solid source of copper, manganese, magnesium, and fiber.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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….
Do any of us really ever need an excuse to eat chilled, refreshing watermelon on a hot summer day? Well, just in case you do, here’s a great one: It’s National Watermelon Day. Make the most of it with the following delicious watermelon salad recipe—a perfect dish for dinners on steamy nights, and an equally perfect one for eating deliciously but healthfully.
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….
I’ve made no secret about my enthusiasm for the greatness of cucumbers. And as fantastic as they taste raw, fresh cukes are also delicious braised in olive oil and tossed with leeks and dill.
This is just the kind of simple, easy, no-fuss recipe that’s perfect for summer eating. Enjoy!
When we think of dandelion greens, most of us picture a pesky summertime weed on our lawn. And yes, they certainly are that. But did you know they’re also a nutritional powerhouse—and a tasty one, at that?
Dandelion greens are a natural healer, with detoxing properties and loads of nutrients that are known for detoxifying the liver, acting as a diuretic for the body, promoting radiant skin, diminishing bloating, and helping bone health and weight loss.
What’s more refreshing and nutritious than sipping on our watermelon mint juice? Not much at all, thanks to its main ingredient—that perennial summer favorite, the watermelon.
Sweetly delicious on its own, the fruit is made even more crave-worthy when we add the bright flavor of mint. But even if it weren’t as tasty as it is, we’d still want to eat it for health reasons.
A finely ground, bright emerald-green tea powder, matcha has been a focal point of Japanese tea ceremonies for more than 900 years. The Buddhist monks honored it as a health elixir for its potential to heighten concentration and enhance the metabolism.
The organic tea is high in antioxidants called catechin polyphenols, which are linked to everything from decreased cancer risk and reduced cholesterol and blood pressure to boosted metabolism.
It’s also high in antioxidants; one cup provides five times the amount of any other food. Antioxidants are responsible for fighting against the negative effects of UV radiation, giving us younger looking skin, and an increased immune system.
What a mighty ally the cucumber is! They hydrate us, replenish us with vitamins and minerals while helping eliminate toxins. They’re loaded up with anti-oxidants, and have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. What’s more, they aid in weight loss, digestion, reduce cholesterol, and help control blood pressure. Now that’s a power veggie.
The bees are back! Warm weather has them about to buzz back into action, which means we get to reap the benefits of their pollen—a powerhouse of health-rich elements for our bodies and brains. At Nourish Your Soul, we offer it as an add-on to any smoothie.
For starters, it contains up to 40% high-quality protein (more than any animal product) and all of the essential amino acids, making it an excellent food for nourishing the brain and building strength.