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Super Easy Vegetarian and Vegan Chili Recipe

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Vegetarian chili with pinto and kidney beans

Even though this easy homemade vegetarian chili recipe uses canned ingredients, a generous amount of spices are simmered to give it a homemade taste. Vegetarian chili is great to serve for large groups or to bring to potlucks, and this super easy chili recipe won’t disappoint.

This recipe is both vegetarian and vegan, and, it can easily be made gluten-free by using water in place of the vegetable broth. Or, make your own homemade vegetable broth, or just shop around to find a gluten-free vegetable broth (several brands are available). Similarly, if you’re adding in the optional TVP, check the ingredients to make sure yours is gluten-free if needed. Bob’s Red Mill Brand TVP is gluten-free, but you may want to double-check the ingredients list for hidden additives if you’re using another brand.

Don’t forget you can always browse through all the vegetarian recipes here, or all the vegan recipes here,

How to Make It

In a medium to large soup pot, sautee the onion, bell pepper and garlic in the olive oil.

Add tomatoes, vegetable broth and chili powder and stir.

Reduce heat to medium low and add beans. Stir occasionally and cook for at least 20 minutes. Add TVPand water 10 minutes before done cooking. Of course, the longer you cook chili the better, but if you’re pressed for time, 20 minutes is fine.

For a spicier chili, add extra cayenne and red pepper flakes, if you’d like.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (from Calorie Count):
One serving of this vegetarian chili (based on six servings) provides approximately:
Calories: 334, Calories from Fat: 54
Total Fat: 6.0g, 9%, Saturated Fat: 0.9g, 4%
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 260mg, 11%
Total Carbohydrates: 55.4g, 18%
Dietary Fiber: 15.5g, 62%
Sugars: 5.9g
Protein: 18.7g
Vitamin A 49%, Vitamin C 107%, Calcium 11%, Iron 35%, Based on a 2000 calorie diet

 

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Posted by on March 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger By Joe Leech, Dietitian

Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet.

It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain.

Here are 11 health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research.

1. Ginger Contains Gingerol, a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties

Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China.

It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardomon and galangal.

The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It is often called ginger root, or simply ginger.

Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few.

This is what ground, fresh and sliced ginger looks like:

Fresh, Sliced and Ground Ginger

Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice, and is sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. It is a very common ingredient in recipes.

The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol.

Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects (1).

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Bottom Line: Ginger is a popular spice. It is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

2. Ginger Can Treat Many Forms of Nausea, Especially Morning Sickness

Fresh Ginger

Ginger appears to be highly effective against nausea (2).

For example, it has a long history of use as a sea sickness remedy, and there is some evidence that it may be as effective as prescription medication (3).

Ginger may also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (4, 5).

But it may be the most effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness.

According to a review of 12 studies that included a total of 1,278 pregnant women, 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce symptoms of nausea (6).

However, ginger had no effect on vomiting episodes in this study.

Although ginger is considered safe, talk to your doctor before taking large amounts if you are pregnant. Some believe that large amounts can raise the risk of miscarriage, but there are currently no studies to support this.

Bottom Line: 1-1.5 grams of ginger can help prevent various types of nausea. This applies to sea sickness, chemotherapy-related nausea, nausea after surgery and morning sickness.

3. Ginger May Reduce Muscle Pain and Soreness

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Ginger has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain.

In one study, consuming 2 grams of ginger per day, for 11 days, significantly reduced muscle pain in people performing elbow exercises (7).

Ginger does not have an immediate impact, but may be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain (8).

These effects are believed to be mediated by the anti-inflammatory properties.

Bottom Line: Ginger appears to be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain, and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness.

4. The Anti-Inflammatory Effects Can Help With Osteoarthritis

Fresh and Sliced Ginger

Osteoarthritis is a common health problem.

It involves degeneration of the joints in the body, leading to symptoms like joint pain and stiffness.

In a controlled trial of 247 people with osteoarthritis of the knee, those who took ginger extract had less pain and required less pain medication (9).

Another study found that a combination of ginger, mastic, cinnamon and sesame oil, can reduce pain and stiffness in osteoarthritis patients when applied topically (10).

Bottom Line: There are some studies showing ginger to be effective at reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis, which is a very common health problem.

5. Ginger May Drastically Lower Blood Sugars and Improve Heart Disease Risk Factors

This area of research is relatively new, but ginger may have powerful anti-diabetic properties.

In a recent 2015 study of 41 participants with type 2 diabetes, 2 grams of ginger powder per day lowered fasting blood sugar by 12% (11).

It also dramatically improved HbA1c (a marker for long-term blood sugar levels), leading to a 10% reduction over a period of 12 weeks.

There was also a 28% reduction in the ApoB/ApoA-I ratio, and a 23% reduction in markers for oxidized lipoproteins. These are both major risk factors for heart disease.

This graph shows what happened:

Khandouzi, et al - 2015Photo Source: Suppversity.

However, keep in mind that this was just one small study. The results are incredibly impressive, but they need to be confirmed in larger studies before any recommendations can be made.

Bottom Line: Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes.

6. Ginger Can Help Treat Chronic Indigestion

Pile of Ground Ginger

Chronic indigestion (dyspepsia) is characterized by recurrent pain and discomfort in the upper part of the stomach.

It is believed that delayed emptying of the stomach is a major driver of indigestion.

Interestingly, ginger has been shown to speed up emptying of the stomach in people with this condition.

After eating soup, ginger reduced the time it took for the stomach to empty from 16 to 12 minutes (12).

In a study of 24 healthy individuals, 1.2 grams of ginger powder before a meal accelerated emptying of the stomach by 50% (13).

Bottom Line: Ginger appears to speed up emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort.

7. Ginger Powder May Significantly Reduce Menstrual Pain

Menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea) refers to pain felt during a woman’s menstrual cycle.

Young Woman With Bloated Stomach

One of the traditional uses of ginger is for pain relief, including menstrual pain.

In one study, 150 women were instructed to take 1 gram of ginger powder per day, for the first 3 days of the menstrual period (14).

Ginger managed to reduce pain as effectively as the drugs mefenamic acid and ibuprofen.

Bottom Line: Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period.

8. Ginger May Lower Cholesterol Levels

Heart and Stethoscope

High levels of LDL lipoproteins (the “bad” cholesterol) are linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

The foods you eat can have a strong influence on LDL levels.

In a 45-day study of 85 individuals with high cholesterol, 3 grams of ginger powder caused significant reductions in most cholesterol markers (15).

This is supported by a study in hypothyroid rats, where ginger extract lowered LDL cholesterol to a similar extent as the cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin (16).

Both studies also showed reductions in total cholesterol and blood triglycerides.

Bottom Line: There is some evidence, in both animals and humans, that ginger can lead to significant reductions in LDL cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels.

9. Ginger Contains a Substance That May Help Prevent Cancer

Ginger Tea

Cancer is a very serious disease that is characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.

Ginger extract has been studied as an alternative treatment for several forms of cancer.

The anti-cancer properties are attributed to 6-gingerol, a substance that is found in large amounts in raw ginger (17, 18).

In a study of 30 individuals, 2 grams of ginger extract per day significantly reduced pro-inflammatory signalling molecules in the colon (19).

However, a follow-up study in individuals at a high risk of colon cancer did not confirm these findings (20).

There is some, albeit limited, evidence that ginger may be effective against pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer. More research is needed (21, 22, 23).

Bottom Line: Ginger contains a substance called 6-gingerol, which may have protective effects against cancer. However, this needs to be studied a lot more.

10. Ginger May Improve Brain Function and Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Ginger Root in a Wooden Bowl and Spoon

Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can accelerate the aging process.

They are believed to be among the key drivers of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline.

Some studies in animals suggest that the antioxidants and bioactive compounds in ginger can inhibit inflammatory responses that occur in the brain (24).

There is also some evidence that ginger can enhance brain function directly. In a study of 60 middle-aged women, ginger extract was shown to improve reaction time and working memory (25).

There are also numerous studies in animals showing that ginger can protect against age-related decline in brain function (26, 27, 28).

Bottom Line: Studies suggest that ginger can protect against age-related damage to the brain. It can also improve brain function in elderly women.

11. The Active Ingredient in Ginger Can Help Fight Infections

Ground Ginger in Wooden Spoon

Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections.

In fact, ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria (29, 30).

It is very effective against the oral bacteria linked to inflammatory diseases in the gums, such as gingivitis and periodontitis (31).

Fresh ginger may also be effective against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections (32).

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

“13 Health Benefits of Kerson Fruit”

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Kerson Fruit or Muntingia calabura is a fast growing tree that has a cherry like fruit with multiple health benefits: Such as lowering blood sugar, preventing cancer, promoting cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure, and blocking pain… just to name a few.

Kerson Fruit

Where it Grows – Kerson trees grows in Mexico, the Caribbean, Asia, Indonesia, South America, Japan, Philippines, China, India, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic and many other places. It’s also known in the states as Strawberry Tree, Panama berry, Jamaican cherry, Bajelly tree and Singapore cherry… and in Spanish it’s called bolania, memizo, and yamanza,

Taste – The Kerson cherry has a tart cherry like flavor.

Antibacterial – The Kerson cherry contains many powerful antibacterial compounds, making it a new source of antibacterial agents, And it’s especially good for treating Staph infections, S. Epidemidis, P. vulgaris, K. Rhizophil, C. Diptheriae and other bacteria. This is important when we have so many antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Gout – Over the centuries many countries used Kerson Fruit to stop the pain associated with gout. Consuming 9 to 12 of the cherries three times a day seems to work well for treating the pain.

Diabetes – Kerson Fruit also lowers blood sugar thus making it great for those who are diabetic.

Vitamin C – The fruit contains a good amount of Vitamin C a potent antioxidant that helps to fight off colds, flues, and even cardiovascular disease. 100 grams of fruit yields 150 mgs of Vitamin C.

Pain Blocker – Kerson leaves made into tea are great for pain because they block pain receptors… a good antinociceptive agent similar to opiates.

Cardiovascular Protection – The leaves made into tea protect the heart from heart attacks, because the leaves contain antioxidants that prevent inflammation which leads to myocardial infarction.

Cancer – The leaves have been studied and show great anticancer abilities and may be used more extensively in the future for treating cancer… more research to be done.

Anti-inflammatory – The leaves can be used as tea for treating inflammation and swelling and for lowering fevers.

Lowers Blood Pressure – Tea made of the leaves lowers blood pressure because it contains nitric oxide which relaxes blood vessels thus improving blood flow.

Headaches – Eating the fruit and drinking tea made of the leaves works great for getting rid of headaches.

Antioxidant – Kerson Fruit and leaves contain lots of antioxidants in fact over 24 flavonoid and phenolic compounds like that found in green tea… plus saponin compounds.

Contains – Kerson Fruit contain fiber, water, carbs, protein for strong muscles, calcium and phosphorus for strong bones, iron for anemia, and B-Vitamins for vitality and good mood.

Flowers – The flowers boiled for tea are a good antiseptic agent for skin wounds and also works well for treating abdominal cramps.

Forms and Finding – Kerson Fruit can be found fresh at Asian and Latin Markets (Check the other names for the fruit), in jams and jellies, and in liquid form for medicinal purposes on-line.

Other Uses – The tree is fast growing and can be used for light duty projects… also the bark makes great rope.

Do you know someone with a Kerson Tree? The leaves may be very valuable for making tea… and not many people are marketing the fruit and the leaves.

Enjoy!

Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist

 

 

 

 

 

Feel Free to Share – This information is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.

Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 25 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to connect with him any time.

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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Kerson Fruit or Aratilis in Tagalog

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Kerson Fruit or Aratilis in Filipino is mostly found in Asia or places which has almost the same type of weather or climate. This fruit bearing trees are scattered along the streets of provinces in Cambodia. As I have read, this fruit has multiple health benefits. It lowers blood sugar. It can prevents cancer. It simply promotes our health. 

This fruit contains antibacterial compounds to fight infections.

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It can stop the pain from gout. Eating 9 to 12 pieces of the fruits 3 times a day will make the pain away. Although, Kerson Fruit is sweet, it can lower blood sugar which is good for those people suffering from diabetes. It contains Vitamin C to protect us from cardiovascular diseases. 

The leaves of this tree can be dried up under the sun and make into tea. It is believed that they can block the pain. It is also a good measure to prevent cancer.

I did try the tea when I had a headache. And after a few minutes I sweat then my headaches gone. It is highly recommended for you to try if you just happened to find it along the road. 

It is nice to be back to basic.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Kill Sinus Infection in 20 Seconds With This Simple Method and This Common Household Ingredient!

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About 37 million Americans experience sinus infection at least one a year. This is a common condition, which can cause various symptoms, from an unbearable headache to a severe fever. The sinusitis is the inflammation of the lining walls of the sinuses. Hence, if you have a chronic sinus infection, nothing seems to help. Some of the drugs even aggravate the underlying problem, while other offer only a temporary relief.

Fortunately, there are natural solutions, which will help you treat this condition and provide a relief. The following two remedies are all-natural methods, which can help you relieve the pressure caused by blocked sinuses. You can get a sinus congestion relief with an amazing trick and unbelievably effective drink.

20-Second Trick

You should push your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Then, press your thumb right between your eyebrows. You should hold the pressure for 20 seconds. So, when you release the pressure, it will stimulate the wormer bone in your nasal cavity and cause it to vibrate. This will cause your sinuses to drain into your nose and throat and give some relief. You should repeat every hour until you feel relief.

Germ-Busting Drink

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of clean drinking water
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • ¼ cup of unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 squeezed lemon

Instructions:

First, boil the water. Then, pour it into a mug and add the apple cider vinegar. Stir the mixture and let it come to a room temperature. Next, add pure honey and cayenne pepper. Stir again and add the lemon juice. Finally, stir all the ingredients well. You should consume this drink at least twice daily first thing in the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach and also before bedtime. You should drink it until the sinus infection is treated.

Benefits of the Ingredients

The germ-busting drink is made of some of the most powerful and nutrient-dense ingredients. For instance, lemon has numerous health benefits, including, inflammation reduction and boosting the immune system. Moreover, cayenne thins the mucus to help it drain out. On the other hand, ginger fights off viruses and bacteria and eliminates headaches. Apple cider vinegar soothes sinus and throat pain due to its antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

Source: http://www.thebestremedies.com

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

homepagesleepinginfantKissing a baby

Babies are simply adorable. You can’t help yourself admiring them or kissing them on hands, feet, legs, arms, face and even on their lips.

But be aware whose kissing your kids especially on the lips. Specially strangers whom you didn’t know if they are carrying virus or bacteria that may infect your baby.

Just having a simple cold from people that surrounds the baby may pass it. Be aware that your baby cannot fight even the simple virus more so the bacteria coming from  such.

We must be aware that some viruses can kill babies specially when their little organs be affected by it and failed to work for them.

I am a mother and I understand the pain of losing a baby just because someone had kissed the baby with Herpes Virus and with such kind.

Take care of your baby, even you don’t want to be kissed by stranger in the minute they saw you.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2017 in Uncategorized