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Skip the Hot Chocolate: Warm Up with THESE Beverages

From Peppermint Hot Chocolate and White Mochas to Gingerbread and Eggnog Lattes, the winter selection at your local coffee shop may be exciting, but it is FAR from healthy. Packing in an average of 50 grams of sugar (or MORE!) per 16 ounces, plus natural and artificial flavors, thickeners, GMOs, caramel color and high fructose corn syrup, most of these...
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Fall Superfood Spotlight: Spices

Did you know the change in seasons calls for a change in your eating? A healthy diet in the fall and winter months looks very different than in the spring and summer. In hot and humid months, your body needs cooling hydrating foods such as cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce, while in cooler temperatures it looks for warmth and comfort. Highlights:
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Cassia vs. Ceylon Cinnamon: Are You Using the Right Kind?

Cinnamon is a commonly used spice with powerful medicinal properties! As one of the world’s healthiest foods, cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, polyphenols and minerals, and contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties. Great for boosting immunity, cinnamon also promotes blood sugar balance, protects the brain and supports digestion. Highlights:
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Weight Loss Tip: Start Eating Earlier

Trying to lose weight, beat the bloat, prevent acid reflux and sleep better at night? We have a simple solution for you: eat earlier dinners! Closing the kitchen at least three hours before bed is a seemingly small habit shift that can yield big results. Why? Because it aligns with your body’s natural circadian rhythm and restores balance in all...
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Back to School: Immune-Boosting Meals

Just like that, the end of summer is nearing and it is officially back-to-school season—time to re-establish the weekday routine of homework, bedtime, the morning bustle and packing lunches. For children and parents, deciding what to eat can be a food fight. Creating meals and snacks that are both healthy and appealing to a child can seem nearly impossible. Luckily,...
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Is It Normal To Be Thirsty All The Time?

Your body is always talking to you—but are you listening? Well-fed, hydrated, rested and supported people have natural energy, sharp minds, strong digestion, uplifted moods and balanced hormones. When these essentials are compromised, symptoms show up. From aches, pain and inflammation to excessive thirst, hunger, and cravings, symptoms act as warning signs drawing attention to deeper issues. If you are...
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5 Simple Ways to Cut Back on Sneaky Sugars

Americans are addicted to sugar. Two hundred years ago, the average American ate 2 pounds of sugar a year; today, the average is 150 pounds of sugar per person per year—that’s a whopping 44 teaspoons a day! The problem with sugar is the more you have, the more you want. As the primary driver of hunger, cravings and weight gain,...
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Top 10 Reasons You’re Always Hungry

Are you constantly hungry and unable to stop thinking about food, despite your best efforts? You are certainly not alone. In fact, this is a very common complaint, especially among people who are trying to lose weight. The good news is there are very logical explanations for a seemingly insatiable appetite. Highlights:
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Healthy Oils: Salad Dressings, Cooking & More

From olive and flax to coconut, there is certainly no shortage of oils on the market, but their uses, flavor profiles and properties vary. The oils we have deemed healthiest for use in the Nourished® kitchen include: extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil and grass-fed ghee. Each has a unique nutrition profile and smoke point that offer specific guidance...
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