Monday, December 27, 2010

The (3) DOSHA'S

Vata
Vata-type people are generally thin and find it hard to gain weight. Because of this, Vatas have very little energy reserve and can tire easily and get themselves out of balance. Vatas need to get sufficient rest and not overdo things, stay warm, and keep a regular lifestyle routine.
The Vata dosha controls all movement in the body, including breathing, digestion, and nerve impulses from the brain. When Vata is out of balance, anxiety and other nervous disorders may be present. Digestive problems, constipation, cramps, and even premenstrual pain usually are attributed to a Vata imbalance.

The most important thing to know about Vata is that it leads the other doshas. Vata usually goes out of balance first, which causes the early stages of disease. More than half of all illnesses are Vata disorders. Balancing Vata is important for everyone, because when Vata is in balance, Pitta and Kapha are generally in balance as well.

Pitta
Pitta-type people are generally of medium size and well proportioned. They have a medium amount of physical energy and stamina. They also tend to be intelligent and have a sharp wit and a good ability to concentrate. Fire is a characteristic of Pitta, whether it shows up as fiery red hair or a short temper. Since Pittas' body temperature is generally warm, Pitta types can go out of balance with overexposure to the sun. Their eyes are sensitive to light. They are ambitious by nature but also can be demanding and abrasive.

Pitta types are known for their strong digestion but should be careful not to abuse it. Their heat makes them particularly thirsty, and they should take caution not to douse their agni, or digestive fire, with too much liquid during meals. Pitta dosha leads us to crave moderation and purity. We rely on Pitta to regulate our intake of food, water, and air. Any toxins, such as alcohol or tobacco, show up as a Pitta imbalance. Toxic emotions such as jealousy, intolerance, and hatred also should be avoided to keep Pitta in balance for optimum health.

Kapha
Kapha-type people tend to have sturdy, heavy frames, providing a good reserve of physical strength and stamina. This strength gives Kaphas a natural resistance to disease and a generally positive outlook about life. The Kapha dosha is slow, and Kapha types tend to be slow eaters with slow digestion. They also speak slowly. They are calm and affectionate but, when out of balance, can become stubborn and lazy. They learn slowly, with a methodical approach, but also retain information well with a good understanding of it.

Kapha dosha controls the moist tissues of the body, so a Kapha imbalance may show up as a cold, allergies, or asthma. This is worse in Kapha season, March through June. Cold and wet weather aggravates Kapha. They should not dwell in the past or resist change. They need lots of exercise and need to be careful not to overeat. Kaphas need stimulation to bring out their vitality. Kapha dosha teaches us steadiness and a sense of well-being.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Make Walnuts a part of your healthy diet

Walnuts
Are considered an important food source, due to the high content of the bodies much needed, omega-3 fatty acids. These nuts are also rich in mono saturated fats. The nut is also rich in vitamins B and E; a high content of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is present in walnuts. “Obtains higher amount of proteins than eggs” Different amino acids present in walnuts are arginine, glutamate, asparate, leucine, isoleucine, glycine, etc. Minerals present are copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. Iron content of walnuts helps in maintaining HEALTHY blood levels.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Eat more "Hummus" and have less stress

Hummus
Lebanese dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Good fat, with lots of Omega 3, found to be effective in treatment for minor mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Contains important minerals like manganese, copper and sodium, and also some calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc. Rich in Vitamin C and B6 and also contains vitamin E, K, Folate and Thiamin. Contains about 20 essential Amino Acids, including large dosages of Tryptophan, Phenylalanine and Tyrosine, a threesome that makes it, surprisingly, a potential substitute for Prozac.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Health benefits of Cauliflower unknown superfood

Helps in maintaining heart health, strengthening the immune system, lowers cholesterol level of the body. Has been found to be an excellent liver and blood detoxifier.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Be Sure to check out the FRA Show this September, Sunday 12th thru Tuesday 14th at the Orange County Convention Center

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Welcome to the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show


Don't rely on yesterday's business strategies to navigate through today's challenging times. Attend … September 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center … and gain a fresh perspective on your business.

Also thanks to all the members that joined te ACF Central Florida Chapter this year.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sauces Make the World go Round

What's your favorite sauce and are there any items your having trouble pairing a sauce with?"A good sauce can improve a meal tremendously."Our next series will focus on the art of saue making stay tuned and leave your sugesstions comments.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Get them while they're fresh and in season

Yes Summer is almost here May is one of the best months for fresh fruit and vegetables, get the most nutritional value and save money by in peak season.Be Blessed http://www.wisebread.com/fresh-fruits-and-vegetables-by-the-month

Fresh Fruit and vegetables by the season month to month guide

Get them while they are fresh and in peak season leave a request or comment.Stay tuned for our video series.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Gradutation Keynote Speaker May 26, 2010

It's amazing when you love what you do, you help others to find their true passion.Stay tuned for details and much more.www.myspace.com/elitecateringandevents

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hey Friends stay tuned for free recipes, cooking demos, giveaways and money making opportuities.

Question what if you could share in the billions of dollars the top 20 fortune 500 hundred compaines make each year? What are some of the things you would improve in your life immediately sky is the limit.