Health Benefits of Taza’s Pure Dark Chocolate

We at Nourish Boston love nutritious, delicious, whole foods that are good for the earth, body, and soul – and that includes dark chocolate! Before chocolate became a confectionery food product doctored up with excess dairy and fat, it was consumed in a more pure form for health benefits. Chocolate was an important source of […]

Making the Work Day Healthy

Many of us spend our days seated at computer screens from 9 – 5 working hard mentally, of course, but leaving our bodies idle. Add to that a traditional cubicle office arrangement, and we are also hidden from the sun. A recent study released last year by the University of Leicester and Loughborough University confirmed […]

TED Talk Collection

Looking for inspiration and new ideas?  TED is a great place to start.  TED is a nonprofit that brings people from the Technology, Entertainment, and Design realms together to speak, present, and share idea.  Experts, authors, scientists, and artists present their passions at conferences and events every year around the world, but TED also shares […]

Motivation to Move

The health benefits associated with exercise and regular physical activity are clear. The Mayo Clinic reports that being physically active helps with weight control, boosts mood and energy level, promotes better quality sleep, and can even improve one’s sex life. Exercise also helps combat serious diseases and health conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, […]

Home Cooking for Health

One of the most commonly recommended strategies for healthy eating is preparing meals at home rather than relying on fast food and restaurant meals. Cooking for oneself gives the chef complete control over the ingredients, which means discretion over the amount of fat, salt, and sugar. It also allows for portion control, since restaurant servings […]

Healthy Diet Lowers the Risk of Recurrent Heart Attack and Stroke

A new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation underscores the importance of a well-rounded diet on cardiovascular health. The study, funded by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, assessed the diet of 31,546 men and women with an average age of 66 who had either cardiovascular disease or diabetes mellitus. The study found […]

Does Lifestyle Intervention Matter?

The NIH Look AHEAD Study A recent update from the NIH Look AHEAD study, a long-term lifestyle intervention trial for obese patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, concluded that the intensive interventions did not impact outcomes for cardiovascular events and deaths.  The “surprising result” made headlines in the New York Times and other news organizations. The official NIH statement described […]