Are you holding on to summer for dear life? Or welcoming fall with open arms? Either way, we all should be excited about the change in fresh produce that accompanies the change of season. Even Starbucks and Dunkin’ are gearing up for the change in consumer taste buds; Iced Tea’s and Lemonade are out and [...]
Posted on August 30, 2013 by nichole
Posted on April 3, 2013 by nichole
Here at nicobella, we are firm believers in both the ethical and nutritional benefits of the vegan lifestyle. We have tried our best to create chocolates that are deliciously healthy and in-line with our vegan values.
While a “vegan” label is not always synonymous with healthy, we all can benefit from including more plant-based foods into [...]
Posted on March 12, 2013 by nichole
Did you know it's National Nutrition Month? What are you doing to stay healthy? Here is a list of our top favorite foods for optimal health and wellness. Try to incorporate at least three to five of these into your diet each day. We promise you'll feel energized, alive, focused and fabulous!
kale rich in: fiber [...]
Posted on December 6, 2012 by nichole
Spices have been utilized in a myriad of ways for thousands of years. Cinnamon, turmeric, and cayenne pepper are a few of the most powerful spices around. The following highlights some of their health benefits:
Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties: Cinnamon prevents oxidation (browning) of foods due to its antioxidant capability. In addition, studies [...]
Posted on June 27, 2012 by nichole
Are you looking to add a little zing into your life? Consider incorporating ginger into your diet for some added spice without adding unnecessary calories. One ounce of ginger has less than 5 calories. Ginger contains more than 400 active ingredients, which provide a variety of health benefits.
Here are some of the benefits:
1. Ginger [...]
Posted on June 13, 2012 by nichole
Why does a cut apple turn brown sitting on the counter? Oxidation. Oxidation is the process whereby a substance interacts with oxygen and occurs in all cells including cells in our body. As oxygen interacts with cells, it may alter the cell, causing 1-2% of the cells to turn into free radicals. Free radicals may [...]
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