The Tafari

Aug, 15

Dragon Fruit

DRAGON FRUIT: ( Hylocereus ) – Pitaya
PART USED: Fruit, seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin C, vitamin B3, vitamin B2, vitamin B1, iron, phosphorus, calcium, carotene, fiber, protein.

The edible parts of raw pitaya consist of mostly water and carbohydrates, with some protein and fat content. Pitayas contain slight amounts of calcium, iron, phosphorus, a good source of Vitamin C. In taking high amounts of vitamin C helps in healing bruises and cuts quickly, and enhancing the immune system.

Vitamin B2 present in dragon fruit acts like a multivitamin and helps to improve and recover the loss of appetite. Vitamin B1 in this fruit helps in increasing the energy production and also in metabolizing carbohydrates. Due to the presence of vitamin B3, it helps in lowering bad cholesterol levels. It improves the appearance of your skin by smoothing and moisturizing it. It improves eyesight and prevents hypertension.

Rich in fiber and minerals. As it is a good source of phosphorus and calcium, it reinforces bones, helps in tissue formation and forms healthy teeth. Red pitayas seem to be richer in the former, yellow ones in the latter. The fruit also contain significant quantities of phytoalbumin antioxidants, which prevent the formation of cancer-causing free radicals.

Dragon fruit is also helpful in reducing blood sugar levels in people suffering from type 2 diabetes. Diabetics use the fruit as a food substitute for rice and as a source of dietary fiber. Pitaya supposedly increases excretion of heavy metal toxins and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Eaten regularly, it is credited with alleviating chronic respiratory tract ailments – fighting against cough and asthma.

The seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, and in particular Red Pitayas contain very little saturated fat. The fatty acid compositions of pitaya seed oils are myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, cis-vaccenic acid, linoleic acid, and linolenic acid.

Dragon fruit was originally called pitaya, because of the scales on its body. It is a beautiful fruit with an intense color and shape and also with dazzling flowers. As it blooms in night, it is also called Moonflower, Queen of the night and Lady of the Night. Usually the fruit is in dark red color, it may also be found in yellow or pink color. The rind of this fruit is covered with big green scales. In the center of the fruit, sweet pulp is present in white or red color, with small black seeds. The nutritional benefits of this fruit makes it a very popular choice among people.

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Aug, 15


PART USED: Fruit, Seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Blackberries are notable for their high nutritional contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid (a B vitamin), and the essential mineral manganese. Also rank highly among fruits for antioxidant strength, particularly due to their dense contents of polyphenolic compounds, such as ellagic acid, tannins, ellagitannins, quercetin, gallic acid, anthocyanins and cyanidins. The seeds contain some oil which is rich in omega-3 and, as well as some protein, dietary fiber, carotenoids, ellagitannins and ellagic acid.

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Aug, 15

No Salt ITAL Livity

Salt, also known as table salt, or rock salt, it can come from the sea and from minerals that is composed primarily of sodium chloride – two essential minerals required by the body that helps communication between cells and many of the required processes. It is very much responsible for fluid balance in our bodies. Salt is naturally occurring — kosher or Epsom. Salt for human consumption is produced in different forms: unrefined salt (such as sea salt), refined salt (table salt), and iodized salt.

Why is salt harmful?
Knowing that both sodium and chloride that is found in salt are not a plant base mineral, only plant base vitamins and minerals are essential for animal life and is suitable to animals and plants. A healthy Ital diet should have all the plant base elements present, westernized diets (fast foods, packaged/canned foods) contain a lot of salt.

Does salt make you fat?
It doesn’t. I have not seen any research that suggests salt affects fat deposition in the body. People are complaining about fat due to fluid retention and that’s what they are seeing on the scale.

Why does salt make you bloated?
Some people can be more salt sensitive than others. Too much salt can cause fluid retention –- that is, fluid being caught in between the cells. You would notice your ankles swollen or find your ring a bit snug. In the short term, it may be a discomfort but in the long term, too much salt quite often leads to high blood pressure, which assist life elimination. Quite often blood pressure medicines are diuretics.

How much salt is too much?
The dietary guidelines for Americans clearly show lower amounts of sodium in the diet. Currently, 2300 milligrams is the recommended amount. However, a typical American diet ranges from 3000 to 5000 milligrams of sodium. For our bodies to survive, we need about 500 milligrams. A teaspoon of salt is close to the 2400 milligrams. NO SALT is your best bet since there is essential sodium found in fruits, vegetables and grains.

The salt shaker at the dinner table is the smoking gun. The stealth danger is under the radar in convenience and frozen packages and fast foods. Those prepackaged foods and meals have the highest sodium

Which foods have high amounts of sodium?
Generally, there is no high sodium in fruits, vegetables or grains. Beans are a good nutritional source except canned beans contain various levels of salt; convenience packaging and mixed meals contain high amounts. It would be hard to say that their is no salt content in a prepackaged meal.

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Aug, 15

Top 4 Beans and Legumes

Eat at least 1/2 cup of beans daily. Try adding them to soups, stews, and salads. Dried beans are the only way. No canned for it is high is sodium (salt content) and preservatives. To avoid gas or bloating, soak dried beans for 4 to 12 hours and slow cook with vegetables.


Nutrition: Protein, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium
Health Boost: Folate improves colon, breast and brain health and lower blood pressure. Also helps lower cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease and keeping your digestive system running smoothly.

Black Beans

Nutrition: Calcium, Protein, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium
Health Boost: Some of the best sources of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, as indicated by their dark color; protects against colorectal cancer and slow tumor growth.

Adzuki Beans

Nutrition: Zinc, Potassium, Protein, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium
Health Boost: Promote heart health; help manage weight. High in antioxidants. Also strengthen the kidneys by causing a diuretic effect on the body, help lower blood pressure, aid in muscle relaxation and improve blood flow.


Red Kidney Beans

Nutrition: Tryptophan, Phosphorous, Protein, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Manganese
Health Boost: Help prevent heart disease, promote heart health. A very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, helps stabilize blood sugar levels, and providing slow burning complex carbohydrates, increasing your energy by helping to replenish your iron stores.

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Jul, 15

“The solutions are here. They have always been here. Ancient Divine Theocracy.”


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Jul, 15

“Divine quality is the most powerful magnetic force in the universe.”


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May, 15

“The Tafari supplies that new way, through the only way of life – Divine Theocracy.”

– Rasta

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May, 15

Top 5 Vegetables

Vegetables are loaded with fiber and micronutrients – vitamins, minerals, and pythochemicals – so eat them in abundant quantities. To increase nutrient intake and help control your appetite by starting lunch and dinner with a serving of raw vegetables, such as fresh salads or crudités.

Dark leafy greens

Nutrition: Vitamins, A, C, and K, Folate, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, Fiber
Health Boost: Promotes eye health (due to cartenoids, a group of pigment found mainly in green leafy vegetables, carrots, and tomatoes), fight cancer, and reduce diabetes risk (vitamin K improves insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control).

Bok choy

Nutrition: Vitamin C, Folate, Calcium, Fiber, Phosphorous, Potassium, Manganese, Iron, Magnesium
Health Boost: Helps promote bone health and support. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.

Brussel sprouts

Nutrition: Vitamin A, C, K, Folate, Fiber, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin B6
Health Boost: Linked to helping to control the heart rate and blood pressure. Offers protection from vitamin A deficiency, bone loss, iron deficiency anaemia, and protects from cardiovascular diseases and, breast, colon and prostate cancers.

Bean sprouts

Nutrition: Vitamin C and K, Folate, Protein, Potassium
Health Boost: Boost satiety and assist in weight management. This effect is beneficial to the heart and vessels, since it helps prevent the development of atherosclerosis, the most common cause of cardiovascular disease.

Red bell peppers

Nutrition: Vitamin C (3x as much as green bell peppers), vitamins A, B6, K, Fiber, Manganese, Folate
Health Boost: Promotes hearth health. Vitamin C supports immunity; cartenoids decreases risk of certain types of cancer, including lung cancer. It contains anti-oxidant flavonoids such as a and b carotenes, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin. Together, these antioxidant substances in capsicum helps to protect body from injurious effects of free radicals generated during stress and diseases conditions.

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May, 15


ORANGE: (Citrus Sinensis)
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Rich levels of dietary fiber, carbohydrates, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and beta carotene. Like all citrus fruits, the orange is acidic and its best to use as a cleaning agent. (do not throw the peels)

The peel of an orange has increased vitamin C and fiber, however one should only consume the peels of organically grown and processed oranges, where chemical pesticides or herbicides would not have been used on the peel. Orange peel contains citral, an aldehyde that antagonizes the action of vitamin A. Therefore, anyone eating orange peels should make certain that their dietary intake of Vitamin A is sufficient. In addition, the peel is beneficial for aroma therapy and as a insect repellent.

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May, 15

“Everything on the earth has a divine purpose and every disease has an herb to cure it.”


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