TURMERIC –THE GOLDEN CHAMPION FOR HEALTH
- January 07, 2023
‘It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape-Kerri Walsh Jennings
Turmeric is a flowering plant, Curcuma longa, of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the rhizomes of which are used in cooking. The plant is a perennial, rhizomatous, herbaceous plant native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It requires temperatures between 20 and 30 °C (68 and 86 °F) and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered yearly for their rhizomes, some for propagation in the following season and some for consumption....
UZIZA AND WEIGHT LOSS
- December 11, 2022
‘If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you are the one who comes up on the short end ‘-Julius Erving
Uziza as it is called by the Igbo’s, is a plant known by its botanical name as Piper guineense. For the Yoruba’s it’s called Ata iyere. Calling it a name other than its botanical name or tribal reference, it’s also known as the West African Black Pepper, Ashanti pepper. Uziza spice is used often by most tribes in Nigeria to cook soups like ofensala (white soup) particular to the...
FIRE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS-THE CAYENNE WAY!
- November 24, 2022
‘One must eat to live, and not live to eat’-Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
Cayenne pepper is a versatile pepper used widely in Nigeria for cooking. It is known as Bawa in Yoruba, Ose gbati gbati in Igbo and Sombo in Hausa. It is slim, long , bright red pungent and yes hot. Cayenne is a member of the Solanaceae family and is officially called Capiscum annum.
Cayenne pepper is rich in Vitamins A,C,K and B6 in addition to Capsaicin the compound that gives it the heat. The powder comes from the...
ALL ABOUT WALNUTS AND WEIGHT LOSS
- November 13, 2022
‘Your body is not Amazon Prime. It is not going to show up in two days, be patient with yourself and consistent with the process’- Anonymous
Which nut is healthiest you may ask? Walnuts really seem to take the lead. They have among the highest antioxidant and omega-3 levels and they beat other nuts in in-vitro test of suppressing cancer cell proliferation. Researchers at PREDIMED found that people who ate more than 3 servings of walnut per week, appeared to cut their risk of dying from cancer in half.
The African walnut...
The New Calories per Pound of Weight Loss Rule
- October 09, 2022
Losing a pound of fat can take as few as 10 calories a day or as many as 55, depending on whether you’re improving food quality or just restricting food quantity.
If the “3500 calories per pound” weight loss rule is bunk, what’s the alternative? How many fewer calories do you have to eat, or how many more do you have to burn, to lose a pound of fat?
There are validated mathematical models that take into account the dynamic changes that occur when you cut calories, such as the metabolic slowdown,...
BEETS AND ITS HEALTH BENEFIT
- September 27, 2022
BEETS- THE VERSATILE ROOT
Beets or beet root as they are called locally, are champions of good health! Beta Vulgaris or Beets belong to the subfamily of Betoideae of the family of Amaranthaceae. Beets are native to the Mediterranean and can be steamed roasted, juiced or even eaten raw. They are easy to prep and can be added to just about any dish. Beets come in yellow color (called golden beet) and the purplish red variety ( the most common form). With their vibrant color, beets can liven up your...