Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

 This pepper is a rich source of potassium, calcium and vitamins such as beta-carotene, B-complexes, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C. It has health benefits if taken internally or applied topically. It inhibits pain nerves when applied to the skin and when taken internally, it can cure you of diseases.

1. Cayenne Pepper and the Heart

Cayenne pepper removes the plaque that is sticking  to arteries .

2. Cayenne Pepper and Hypertension

Cayenne pepper helps to make blood pressure levels normal..

3. Cayenne Pepper may kill  Cancer

 cayenne pepper has the ability to kill cancer cells.

4. Cholesterol Levels and Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper rids the body of (bad) cholesterol.

5. Digestive Problems and Cayenne Pepper

Although cayenne pepper is spicy, it heals stomach and intestinal ulcers. It improves digestion by stimulating the peristaltic movement of the intestines. It heals digestive problems such as abdominal cramps, acidity and gas. It also helps in the excretion of urine and feces.

6. Relief from Arthritic Pain

 relieves pain caused by rheumatism and arthritis.

7. Cayenne Pepper and Infections

Cayenne pepper has antifungal properties and can help you fight fungal infections.

So use cayenne to season your food (chicken, fish etc) as well as  steam vegetables


Monday, November 4, 2013

Sharing a secret: from a size 14 to a 6 in a year

This is how I went from a size 12 sometimes 14 to a size 6.

About 10 years ago I started a new job and I was about a size 7/8 .  The job was stressful and I put on weight and I put it on quickly. I was sluggish and felt awful I carried that weight for at least 10 years and I figured well as you get older you will put on weight.  I always worked out and ate my vegetables and herbs but the weight stayed on. I don't even have pictures of myself from that time .  But last year after removing myself from  stressors I finally figured out the combination of food that worked for me .  My eating habits became very boring but I am much healthier.

coffee (can't let that go) or tea
steamed cabbage with onions garlic tomatoes or callaloo

or oatmeal


more steamed vegetables
green bananas /sweet potatoes


Brown Rice and peas or plain brown rice
baked chicken
steamed vegetables

When I craved for something sweet  I would slice sweet potatoes and sprinkle cinnamon on them and bake , them if I wanted something salty and spicy  I would  sprinkle a little pepper and oregano on the potatoes .

I did this without fail for months , and then one day I noticed I looked different people didn't recognize me and my clothes didn't fit me anymore.  This diet is not for everyone and it can be boring. So mix it up but I do swear by brown rice its amazing.

I stopped eating bread  or white rice completely and I totally lost the taste for fast food.  Also stop drinking soda I used to be a Diet Coke addict.  Drink water and lots of it . Add garlic, oregano, parsley cinnamon and  cayenne pepper to your list of seasonings. I also go through at least 3 pounds of onions a week easily. As I said its not for anyone but if you have any questions  or you want recipes feel free to email me.