Top 10 Weight Loss Tips

1. Eat More Food: The focus here is to ensure that you keep your blood sugar levels stable. When you eat less than is otherwise required to maintain your basal metabolism, your body is fooled into thinking that its starving and will hold on to all of that extra weight. Also, when you skip meals […]

Easy & Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

Okay, so I’ve mentioned how a breakfast smoothie is not only super easy and convenient to throw together, but tastes delicious and is an assured means of revving up your metabolism and starting the day off right. So, what is my favorite? Well, I highly suggest mixing it up – literally! Try all of the […]

Follow the Rainbow

Go to your kitchen and open the fridge – what do you see? Perhaps left-over chinese, cold pizza, hot dogs or beer?  Do you see any brightly colored vegetables or fruits like apples, blueberries, red peppers or spinach? If not, then my dear friend, you and your fridge need a makeover! Vegetables and fruits contain […]

Do You Drink Enough Water?

  So, when you’re thirsty, what is the first thing you think of? Coffee? Iced tea? Juice? Soda? Gatorade? Although we could likely live without any of the aforementioned drink choices, the reality is, we cannot live without water. Your body is made up of approximately 60 to 70 percent water.  Your muscles, lungs, and […]

Stevia – Nature’s Sugar

Recent research took a look at the effects of the sweetener Stevia on diabetic rats.  Extract of Stevia leaves was administered orally for 10 days. The treatment produced a delayed but significant decrease in the blood glucose level, without producing hypoglycemia.  The rats also demonstrated a loss in body weight. According to the study, as […]

Sugar Addiction

The subject of sugar addiction fascinates me for a couple of reasons.  Not only can we point to the overconsumption of sugar as the primary contributor to so many diseases and health ailments, but from an economic standpoint, the sugar industry has for a long time now been BIG business! The US sugar addiction propels […]

About Me

Hello – my name is Rachel and welcome to Nourish!  If you are already following me – THANK YOU! You won’t be disappointed as I plan to bring a lot of insightful and interesting information your way! A little about me…I’m a happy mom who is passionate about many things in life: my loving family […]

Easy & Healthy Apple Spinach Salad

As promised in my previous post, here is a recipe for a super yummy Apple Spinach Salad I make often. I’m still trying to get my 10 year-old to indulge but trust me, this salad is awesome for a number of reasons. Examine the spinach alone: High in Niacin and Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, […]

Food Star of the Week

This week’s Food Star is near and dear to my heart – the Apple! Why do I love the apple so much? Well, for starters, apples are delicious. A ripe apple will taste sweet or tart and can vary in color from deep red to bright green, depending upon the variety. There are about 2500 […]

Can Certain Foods Cause Stroke?

Yahoo Health has collected a list of five foods that can cause the damage that leads to stroke.  Here are a few of them: Crackers, chips, and store-bought pastries and baked goods:  These are often high in trans fats, which are dangerous artery-blockers and promote inflammation. Smoked and processed meats:  Preservatives such as sodium nitrate […]