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Inspiring thoughts, ideas and information provided by women business owners.

The purpose of Keystone Women's Circle is to unite, support and promote women business owners. A keystone is the stone in an arch that binds all others in place. In a circle of stones, every stone is a keystone. We believe that together we can create a foundation, not of brick and mortar, but of relationships and mutual support, enabling all of us to prosper.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Peppers Promote Weight loss

"Experts have long known that capsaicin-the compound that gives chile peppers their kick-promotes wight loss, but they haven't understood how. Now research shows that the substance triggers changes in proteins that help fight fat accumulation.  "Add dried or fresh peppers to lunch and dinner," says registered dietitian Manuel Villacorta, of the American Dietetic Association.  The hotter the chile, the more capsaicin, so "start mild with ancho chili powder and move your way up to jalapenos, then habaneros."  Want to work the magic on your holiday fare? Villacorta suggests baking an apple with chili powder and cinnamon; mixing a fruit salad with pineapple, chili powder, and lime juice; or adding chiles to hummus.  But peppers alone, no matter how strong, can't keep weight under control, he stresses.  "You still have to eat healthy and be active."" -Carlene Bauer, Wholeliving Magazine  Have a wonderful week! Pamela

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