tips to ensure a safe pregnancy

Pregnancy is a journey after all. More than being a journey it is something worth remembering and having. I am so honored and very happy to share things that I learned from the book - Infanticipating during the event of GSK and Mommy Mundo

tips to ensure a safe pregnancy :
Preconceptional immunization of women to prevent disease in the offspring is preferred to vaccination of pregnant women> this eliminates risk to the fetus when the mother is unvaccinated and acquire certain viral infections during pregnancy.
• Do avoid over-crowded areas where the risk of viral infection is high.
• If you are pregnant and think you’ve been exposed to a person with suspected measles, mumps, German measles or chickenpox, see your doctor right away.
• After giving birth, ask your doctor about the recommended postpartum vaccines for you and other household members who might be in close contact with your newborn. Bring your newborn to a pediatrician and ask about early and complete protection through vaccination.

Have a safe pregnancy !

The Benefits of Eating Banana

I'm a fan of Bananas in Pajamas and I love watching the show while eating something-bananas.

Here are the benefits of eating bananas :

  • Protects your heart

  • Quiets a cough

  • Strengthens Bones

  • Controls Blood Pressure

  • Blocks Diarrhea


Happy Eating !

The Sexy Chef

Who is the sexy chef ?

Rachel Alejandro

Watch her this November on Xanadu

This photo was taken during the October run of Xanadu

Tang Pick & Go

Kids Discover a Refreshing Baon Surprise


The search for the missing lunchbox is over – but it’s not only the owner who’ll be celebrating.
Heeding the plea for help announced on numerous billboards and flyers all over the country, kids from Manila, Cebu, and Davao have joined Agua Bendita and Momay’s child star Xyriel Manabat’s two-week quest to find her lost lunchbox.

And as the most-wanted lunchbox is finally opened, every boy and girl will discover the reason why little Xyriel was so urgently searching for this one in particular – the refreshing baon surprise inside for kids to enjoy in school everyday.

Unlike before when children had to wait to get home and have mom prepare their favorite juice drink, the newest Tang Pick & Go – the surprise waiting inside Xyriel’s lunchbox – allows kids to make for themselves a delicious drink, whether after a PE class with their classmates or during recess breaks in school.

“Tang Pick & Go not only makes nutritious refreshment more accessible, this newest easy-to-prepare Tang variant empowers kids to do things independently like deciding what flavor to drink and preparing it on their own," says Cyn Icasas, Category Marketing Manager for Beverages of Kraft Foods Philippines. “Wherever their sense of adventure may lead them, they can always enjoy their favorite juice along with them.”

To be launched at the SM Mall of Asia as well as other key venues throughout the Philippines which are SM Cebu and SM Davao, Tang Pick & Go is now available at supermarkets, groceries and sari-sari stores nationwide. And with the help of the “Rip, Pour, and Shake” dance, kids can even have fun preparing their favorite drink.

“Whatever flavor they like – whether they prefer the classic Orange taste or love the more tropical Pineapple and Mangga delights – these kids will no doubt have a blast with the Tang Pick & Go,” enthuses Mark de Joya, Brand Manager of Tang.

“With a sachet just right for a 330ml lunchbox water tumbler, kids will surely find new ways to enjoy this well-loved drink”

The search may have come to an end, but a refreshing beginning greets Xyriel and kids everywhere, with Tang Pick & Go.

Tang Pick & Go

Kids Discover a Refreshing Baon Surprise


The search for the missing lunchbox is over – but it’s not only the owner who’ll be celebrating.
Heeding the plea for help announced on numerous billboards and flyers all over the country, kids from Manila, Cebu, and Davao have joined Agua Bendita and Momay’s child star Xyriel Manabat’s two-week quest to find her lost lunchbox.

And as the most-wanted lunchbox is finally opened, every boy and girl will discover the reason why little Xyriel was so urgently searching for this one in particular – the refreshing baon surprise inside for kids to enjoy in school everyday.

Unlike before when children had to wait to get home and have mom prepare their favorite juice drink, the newest Tang Pick & Go – the surprise waiting inside Xyriel’s lunchbox – allows kids to make for themselves a delicious drink, whether after a PE class with their classmates or during recess breaks in school.

“Tang Pick & Go not only makes nutritious refreshment more accessible, this newest easy-to-prepare Tang variant empowers kids to do things independently like deciding what flavor to drink and preparing it on their own," says Cyn Icasas, Category Marketing Manager for Beverages of Kraft Foods Philippines. “Wherever their sense of adventure may lead them, they can always enjoy their favorite juice along with them.”

To be launched at the SM Mall of Asia as well as other key venues throughout the Philippines which are SM Cebu and SM Davao, Tang Pick & Go is now available at supermarkets, groceries and sari-sari stores nationwide. And with the help of the “Rip, Pour, and Shake” dance, kids can even have fun preparing their favorite drink.

“Whatever flavor they like – whether they prefer the classic Orange taste or love the more tropical Pineapple and Mangga delights – these kids will no doubt have a blast with the Tang Pick & Go,” enthuses Mark de Joya, Brand Manager of Tang.

“With a sachet just right for a 330ml lunchbox water tumbler, kids will surely find new ways to enjoy this well-loved drink”

The search may have come to an end, but a refreshing beginning greets Xyriel and kids everywhere, with Tang Pick & Go.

Featured Vegetarian : Marco Amaral Pereira

This is my veggie friend Marco Amaral Pereira from Portugal. And this was my interview with him on facebook :
How long have you been vegetarian/vegan? why did you become vegetarian?
stopped eating meat in 2003, gave up fish as well in 2005. so 5 years now.

Is it difficult to be a veg ?
not difficult if you´re willing to cook most of your meals, although in some cultures (e.g. Philippines, Portugal, Spain) difficult to find purely veggie meals in local restaurants besides the odd omelette and the depressing salad.

What changes did you notice in you when you became veg?
to be honest, I don´t know. I do it more for ethical/environmental reasons rather than health, although that comes handy as a collateral perk.

What is the usual reaction of people who just knew you’re veg?
depends where you are, whether it´s cosmopolitan or not. I do get quite tired of explaining to people why i decided to become a veggie and soothing their bewilderment.

Do you belong to a group of activist ?
I don´t belong to any specific group, but I keep informed generally on activism, support motions, read the labels in cosmetics to see whether they were tested on animals or not, and so on. Pretty active, although not from a militant perspective I guess.

Are all animal rights advocates vegetarians?
Unfortunately not. I don´t necessarily see active dog rights activists having the same compassion for their fellow cows (unless they´re Hindu, perhaps).

Where do you get your food ?
I try to get it from local markets instead of the supermarket, or small shops in order to support small commerce instead of the big SMs. I like shopping for food at the weekend market in Legazpi to get the organic goodies.

How to eat vegetables

Not all people like vegetables. But is is a great feeling when you learn to like eating vegetables. The benefits of eating vegetables is you get good health, major major good skin and you feel lighter. Alright here are tips on how to eat vegetables:
  • Learn to like vegetables
  • Cut vegetables in different attractive ways
  • Roast a vegetable, then it becomes sweeter
  • Mixed together with vegetables or mushrooms
Eat your veggies today!

ask more:
http://www.formspring.me/veggiecircle

How to eat vegetables

Not all people like vegetables. But is is a great feeling when you learn to like eating vegetables. The benefits of eating vegetables is you get good health, major major good skin and you feel lighter. Alright here are tips on how to eat vegetables:
  • Learn to like vegetables
  • Cut vegetables in different attractive ways
  • Roast a vegetable, then it becomes sweeter
  • Mixed together with vegetables or mushrooms
Eat your veggies today!

ask more:
http://www.formspring.me/veggiecircle

Advance Merry Christmas






“Christmas really is the best time to be closer to our loved ones and to extend our love and faith to one another,” Kraft Foods Philippines’ Category Marketing Manager Alex Dan Tacderas explains. “And to have this culminating event is a way for all of us to end the year with great joy and start the next with utmost optimism,”


One Nation to Start the World’s Longest Christmas Celebration

December may be the start of Christmas for the rest of the world. But here in the Philippines, Christmas history is made–because the world’s favorite season of the year starts a hundred days early.
As early as September 4, Eden Cheese–the country’s well-loved cheese brand spearheads the world’s longest Christmas celebration with Eden’s Sarap ng Pasko: 100 Days of Christmas. Previously igniting the joy and faith of Filipinos nationwide in last year’s Keso de Gallo, Eden is back to once again bring the warmest and tastiest Yuletide tidings to everyone, reminding Filipino of hope and unity.

100 Days. 100 Towns. 100 Unique Dishes.

“It is very evident that Filipinos have an innate sense of early excitement for Christmastime whatever situation they may be in,” Kraft Foods Philippines’ Category Marketing Manager Alex Dan Tacderas explains. “That is why we wanted to embody this excitement and bring the entire nation together for Christmas as early as September 4,” he adds.

Christmas may now have officially started in the Philippines. But this latest Yuletide undertaking by Eden in partnership with ABS-CBN Network kicked off as early as July when participating towns were asked for a cook off. “Each dish was made with indigenous ingredients native to their very own town–making every dish original and unique,” Tacderas says.

Now with 100 towns competing to have the country’s number one dish, Eden’s 100 Sarap ng Pasko: 100 Days of Christmas will bring out even more the culinary creativity in every participating town nationwide. “We believe in the natural talent and healthy competitiveness of Filipinos in making nutritious, delicious and affordable meals especially during this Christmas season,” Tacderas says. “That is why we leave the rest of the nation to vote for and decide who deserves to be the town that will be most recognized,”

Last year, Kraft Eden gave the celebration of Misa de Gallo a cheesy twist by feeding churchgoers for 9 mornings in 9 different cities from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, in 9 different churches with 9 carefully selected Filipino recipes. “This year, we aimed to invite a hundred because during this season of merrymaking– the more really is merrier,” Tacderas shares.

1 Nation. 1 Festive Season. 1 Grand Yuletide Feast.

With a natural love and passion for food, this pioneering celebration isn’t merely a competition. Moreover, it brings the entire nation together in time to share the tastiest of Yuletide tidings. “Christmastime is a time wherein sharing is found most prominent especially among families,” Senior Brand Manager Anna Sapitan discusses. “Through this, we wanted to unite the country together as one big family with a common love for Christmas feasting,”

As a country that is known to be naturally warm and generous, Kraft Eden also aims to share Christmas joy and faith to every Filipino across the nation. “We selected towns precisely because we wanted to reach out from the most popular ones up to the less recognized ones–in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao,” Sapitan says.
Underscoring an optimistic, festive and delightful Christmas for everyone in the country, this year, Sarap ng Pasko: 100 Days of Christmas, strengthens the Yuletide spirit alive for each Filipino across the world.

1 Proud Country to Inspire the Whole World

“Apart from bringing the entire nation together during this celebration, we believe that this will also inspire the rest of the world on how passionate we Filipinos are when it comes to food,” Sapitan claims.
Being the world’s first longest Christmas celebration, this event pushes food tourism to a whole new level. “The Filipinos’ natural knack at creating scrumptious, healthy and budget-friendly meals makes, I believe makes us world-class,” Sapitan shares. With the country’s unique brand of culinary creativity, the world will surely want to get a taste of what our country has to offer.

“Having 100 towns nationwide create 100 unique cheese-based dishes will entice our friends from abroad to come and experience the country for themselves,” Tacderas says.

With the Spirit of Christmas ignited as early as September 4 and kept alive until the first Sunday of January 2011, the country is sure to make a mark in Christmas history the world-around. Moreover, the Yuletide warmth and joy spread by the country’s well-loved cheese among Filipino families nationwide will empower and unite the country even more.

Advance Merry Christmas


“Christmas really is the best time to be closer to our loved ones and to extend our love and faith to one another,” Kraft Foods Philippines’ Category Marketing Manager Alex Dan Tacderas explains. “And to have this culminating event is a way for all of us to end the year with great joy and start the next with utmost optimism,”


One Nation to Start the World’s Longest Christmas Celebration

December may be the start of Christmas for the rest of the world. But here in the Philippines, Christmas history is made–because the world’s favorite season of the year starts a hundred days early.
As early as September 4, Eden Cheese–the country’s well-loved cheese brand spearheads the world’s longest Christmas celebration with Eden’s Sarap ng Pasko: 100 Days of Christmas. Previously igniting the joy and faith of Filipinos nationwide in last year’s Keso de Gallo, Eden is back to once again bring the warmest and tastiest Yuletide tidings to everyone, reminding Filipino of hope and unity.

100 Days. 100 Towns. 100 Unique Dishes.

“It is very evident that Filipinos have an innate sense of early excitement for Christmastime whatever situation they may be in,” Kraft Foods Philippines’ Category Marketing Manager Alex Dan Tacderas explains. “That is why we wanted to embody this excitement and bring the entire nation together for Christmas as early as September 4,” he adds.

Christmas may now have officially started in the Philippines. But this latest Yuletide undertaking by Eden in partnership with ABS-CBN Network kicked off as early as July when participating towns were asked for a cook off. “Each dish was made with indigenous ingredients native to their very own town–making every dish original and unique,” Tacderas says.

Now with 100 towns competing to have the country’s number one dish, Eden’s 100 Sarap ng Pasko: 100 Days of Christmas will bring out even more the culinary creativity in every participating town nationwide. “We believe in the natural talent and healthy competitiveness of Filipinos in making nutritious, delicious and affordable meals especially during this Christmas season,” Tacderas says. “That is why we leave the rest of the nation to vote for and decide who deserves to be the town that will be most recognized,”

Last year, Kraft Eden gave the celebration of Misa de Gallo a cheesy twist by feeding churchgoers for 9 mornings in 9 different cities from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, in 9 different churches with 9 carefully selected Filipino recipes. “This year, we aimed to invite a hundred because during this season of merrymaking– the more really is merrier,” Tacderas shares.

1 Nation. 1 Festive Season. 1 Grand Yuletide Feast.

With a natural love and passion for food, this pioneering celebration isn’t merely a competition. Moreover, it brings the entire nation together in time to share the tastiest of Yuletide tidings. “Christmastime is a time wherein sharing is found most prominent especially among families,” Senior Brand Manager Anna Sapitan discusses. “Through this, we wanted to unite the country together as one big family with a common love for Christmas feasting,”

As a country that is known to be naturally warm and generous, Kraft Eden also aims to share Christmas joy and faith to every Filipino across the nation. “We selected towns precisely because we wanted to reach out from the most popular ones up to the less recognized ones–in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao,” Sapitan says.
Underscoring an optimistic, festive and delightful Christmas for everyone in the country, this year, Sarap ng Pasko: 100 Days of Christmas, strengthens the Yuletide spirit alive for each Filipino across the world.

1 Proud Country to Inspire the Whole World

“Apart from bringing the entire nation together during this celebration, we believe that this will also inspire the rest of the world on how passionate we Filipinos are when it comes to food,” Sapitan claims.
Being the world’s first longest Christmas celebration, this event pushes food tourism to a whole new level. “The Filipinos’ natural knack at creating scrumptious, healthy and budget-friendly meals makes, I believe makes us world-class,” Sapitan shares. With the country’s unique brand of culinary creativity, the world will surely want to get a taste of what our country has to offer.

“Having 100 towns nationwide create 100 unique cheese-based dishes will entice our friends from abroad to come and experience the country for themselves,” Tacderas says.

With the Spirit of Christmas ignited as early as September 4 and kept alive until the first Sunday of January 2011, the country is sure to make a mark in Christmas history the world-around. Moreover, the Yuletide warmth and joy spread by the country’s well-loved cheese among Filipino families nationwide will empower and unite the country even more.

I love Avocados

A few days ago I created a post about the benefits of eating apple and just earlier I was about to buy an avocado in the nearest fruit stand but unfortunately they don't have. It was not so much sadness that I felt, I took an apple instead. An apple a day takes your problems away !

Here are the benefits of eating avocados :

  • battles diabetes

  • lowers cholesterol

  • helps stops strokes

  • controls blood pressure

  • smoothes skin


Happy eating !

Happy Veggie

Another Vegetarian Restaurant in the Philippines

My Happy Veggie Health Food

Location:

958 Masangkay Street, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
632-2459257

Veggie Planet

This Vegetarian Photo of the Day is dedicated to my loving readers. Thank you so much for keeping me in the limelight ! One of these days I'm gonna treat you here :

This is another Vegetarian Restaurant in the Philippines

Veggie Planet
Location :
the Loop, ABS-CBN, ELJ Bldg.,

Mother Ignacia St., Quezon City, Manila, Philippines

T. 379-5665

M. 0917-8347526
It's All-Vegetarian :

Pastas, Panini Sandwiches, and Salads

Asian Vegetarian Rice Meals

The benefits of doing Yoga

A few days ago we were invited to the press conference of Cenovis Fish Oil which was held at BlueWater Day Spa in greenhills.

To help stave off the effects of today’s frenetic living, we have learned to unlock the benefits offered by yoga, enjoy the soothing goodness of a relaxing massage or the revitalizing advantages of visiting a spa to make us feel and look good.

Here are the benefits of doing Yoga as exercise :

  • Gives you good breathing habit

  • Takes away medical problems

  • Helps in menopausal period

  • Gives you regular menstrual period

  • Improves the inner and outer body organs

  • Develops and balances good mental health


It was an honor for me to have Jane Uymatiao around, I can say that she is a healthy lifestyle advocate, and thru Yoga she inspires a lot of readers to also engage in healthy activities such as Yoga. Here's my Interview with Yogajane :






And by consuming Cenovis Fish Oil you help not just your health but also the environment.

The benefits of doing Yoga

A few days ago we were invited to the press conference of Cenovis Fish Oil which was held at BlueWater Day Spa in greenhills.

To help stave off the effects of today’s frenetic living, we have learned to unlock the benefits offered by yoga, enjoy the soothing goodness of a relaxing massage or the revitalizing advantages of visiting a spa to make us feel and look good.

Here are the benefits of doing Yoga as exercise :

  • Gives you good breathing habit

  • Takes away medical problems

  • Helps in menopausal period

  • Gives you regular menstrual period

  • Improves the inner and outer body organs

  • Develops and balances good mental health


It was an honor for me to have Jane Uymatiao around, I can say that she is a healthy lifestyle advocate, and thru Yoga she inspires a lot of readers to also engage in healthy activities such as Yoga. Here's my Interview with Yogajane :


And by consuming Cenovis Fish Oil you help not just your health but also the environment.

the benefits of fish oil

Love yourself: Take fish oil every day


Today’s fast paced living exacts a heavy toll on the body. As we strive to keep up with life’s daily grind, we often do not have enough time to prepare healthy meals, which consequently causes our health to suffer.


To help stave off the effects of today’s frenetic living, we have learned to unlock the benefits offered by yoga, enjoy the soothing goodness of a relaxing massage or the revitalizing advantages of visiting a spa to make us feel and look good. Another beneficial option that is worth considering is taking fish oil, which has been proven to
be effective in improving one’s overall health.


the benefits of fish oil




  • Fish oil helps improve blood flow to the heart (maintaining normal heart rhythm

  • and slightly improving blood pressure), the joints (helping address the pain of

  • arthritis), and the brain (maintaining memory function).

  • Fish oil also aids in

  • lowering blood cholesterol so the risk for a heart attack or stroke can be lowered.

  • Omega-3 DHA and EPA are essential fatty acids that need to be derived from one’s

  • diet because the body cannot produce this on its own. DHA & EPA are essential

  • components of cell membranes, which absorb essential nutrients and expel waste

  • products. Without Omega-3, the cells cannot function at their best and this may lead to

  • certain problems.


The combination of EPA and DHA help promote heart health by specifically keeping blood flowing, lowering the triglyceride level and slowing down the progression of fatty deposits in the blood levels. In fact, American Heart Association recommends a combined daily intake of Omega-3 DHA and EPA ranging from 500 – 1800 mg. Experts also suggest fish oil to be taken with food and for dosage to be gradually increased.


(Source: http://www.americanheart.org)


EPA or eicosapentaenoic acid is a kind of Omega-3 fatty acid which helps decrease inflammation and pain in patients with arthritis, because of its potent anti-inflammatory properties. DHA or docosahexaenoic acid is another Omega-3 fatty acid that is found heavily in brain tissue. It maintains healthy brain function, help in brain development and improve memory in both children and adults.


Aside from ensuring heart, brain and joint health, fish oil has also been proven to benefit the skin. Many skin experts are now prescribing a dose of fish oil for skin health each day, as the addition of fish oil to a balanced diet can improve the appearance of skin, thanks to the Omega 3s found in fish oil.


The skin beauty benefits include balanced oil production, reduced acne, wrinkle prevention, greater resistance to sun damage, proper skin hydration, and stimulated collagen and elastin production, all of which provide a younger-looking and healthy
appearance. Fish oil may also treat certain skin issues, such as eczema and psoriasis.


(Source: http://vitamins-minerals.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-health-and-beauty-
benefits-of-fish-oil)


Moreover, fish oil offers anti-cancer benefits. Several test tube (in vitro) and animal experiments done by Sweden’s Karolinska Institute have clearly shown that the long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the main components of fish oil, help restrict the promotion and progression of cancer. Their beneficial effect is particularly pronounced in hormone-dependent cancers such as breast and prostate cancer.


(Source: http://www.oilofpisces.com/cancer.html)


Fortunately, the benefits of fish oil are easily made available with Cenovis Fish Oil, an all-natural fish oil supplement that is the leading dietary supplement brand in Australia. Manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis, each 1000 mg soft gel capsule contains Omega-3 essential fatty acids specifically, EPA and DHA that help keep the heart healthy and functioning at its best level. Best of all, each soft gel capsule only costs less than P10, is odorless and has no fish-like after taste.


Moreover, by consuming Cenovis Fish Oil you help not just your health but also the environment. That’s because Cenovis Fish Oil comes from Peruvian waters, one of the world’s cleanest seas. Unlike other fish oil that come from shark, seals, cod and other big fish, Cenovis Fish Oil comes from three kinds of small fish: anchovies, mackerel and sardines. These are small deep sea fish that reproduce easily, thus, no worries of extinction.


Additionally, they have a shorter lifespan making them less exposed to pollutants and contamination in the seas. They are also fishes that are caught wild in open waters which feed on micro algae, the original source of their Omega-3 DHA and EPA essential fatty acids that farm raised fishes lack in their diet making them unsuitable candidates for fish oil extraction. Moreover, the fish oil extraction of Cenovis is done in a highly-advanced and sanitary process in Norway and each soft gel capsule is individually packed for freshness.


So make sure to always love yourself. Take Cenovis Fish Oil and ensure your optimum health.

the benefits of fish oil

Love yourself: Take fish oil every day


Today’s fast paced living exacts a heavy toll on the body. As we strive to keep up with life’s daily grind, we often do not have enough time to prepare healthy meals, which consequently causes our health to suffer.


To help stave off the effects of today’s frenetic living, we have learned to unlock the benefits offered by yoga, enjoy the soothing goodness of a relaxing massage or the revitalizing advantages of visiting a spa to make us feel and look good. Another beneficial option that is worth considering is taking fish oil, which has been proven to
be effective in improving one’s overall health.


the benefits of fish oil




  • Fish oil helps improve blood flow to the heart (maintaining normal heart rhythm

  • and slightly improving blood pressure), the joints (helping address the pain of

  • arthritis), and the brain (maintaining memory function).

  • Fish oil also aids in

  • lowering blood cholesterol so the risk for a heart attack or stroke can be lowered.

  • Omega-3 DHA and EPA are essential fatty acids that need to be derived from one’s

  • diet because the body cannot produce this on its own. DHA & EPA are essential

  • components of cell membranes, which absorb essential nutrients and expel waste

  • products. Without Omega-3, the cells cannot function at their best and this may lead to

  • certain problems.


The combination of EPA and DHA help promote heart health by specifically keeping blood flowing, lowering the triglyceride level and slowing down the progression of fatty deposits in the blood levels. In fact, American Heart Association recommends a combined daily intake of Omega-3 DHA and EPA ranging from 500 – 1800 mg. Experts also suggest fish oil to be taken with food and for dosage to be gradually increased.


(Source: http://www.americanheart.org)


EPA or eicosapentaenoic acid is a kind of Omega-3 fatty acid which helps decrease inflammation and pain in patients with arthritis, because of its potent anti-inflammatory properties. DHA or docosahexaenoic acid is another Omega-3 fatty acid that is found heavily in brain tissue. It maintains healthy brain function, help in brain development and improve memory in both children and adults.


Aside from ensuring heart, brain and joint health, fish oil has also been proven to benefit the skin. Many skin experts are now prescribing a dose of fish oil for skin health each day, as the addition of fish oil to a balanced diet can improve the appearance of skin, thanks to the Omega 3s found in fish oil.


The skin beauty benefits include balanced oil production, reduced acne, wrinkle prevention, greater resistance to sun damage, proper skin hydration, and stimulated collagen and elastin production, all of which provide a younger-looking and healthy
appearance. Fish oil may also treat certain skin issues, such as eczema and psoriasis.


(Source: http://vitamins-minerals.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-health-and-beauty-
benefits-of-fish-oil)


Moreover, fish oil offers anti-cancer benefits. Several test tube (in vitro) and animal experiments done by Sweden’s Karolinska Institute have clearly shown that the long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the main components of fish oil, help restrict the promotion and progression of cancer. Their beneficial effect is particularly pronounced in hormone-dependent cancers such as breast and prostate cancer.


(Source: http://www.oilofpisces.com/cancer.html)


Fortunately, the benefits of fish oil are easily made available with Cenovis Fish Oil, an all-natural fish oil supplement that is the leading dietary supplement brand in Australia. Manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis, each 1000 mg soft gel capsule contains Omega-3 essential fatty acids specifically, EPA and DHA that help keep the heart healthy and functioning at its best level. Best of all, each soft gel capsule only costs less than P10, is odorless and has no fish-like after taste.


Moreover, by consuming Cenovis Fish Oil you help not just your health but also the environment. That’s because Cenovis Fish Oil comes from Peruvian waters, one of the world’s cleanest seas. Unlike other fish oil that come from shark, seals, cod and other big fish, Cenovis Fish Oil comes from three kinds of small fish: anchovies, mackerel and sardines. These are small deep sea fish that reproduce easily, thus, no worries of extinction.


Additionally, they have a shorter lifespan making them less exposed to pollutants and contamination in the seas. They are also fishes that are caught wild in open waters which feed on micro algae, the original source of their Omega-3 DHA and EPA essential fatty acids that farm raised fishes lack in their diet making them unsuitable candidates for fish oil extraction. Moreover, the fish oil extraction of Cenovis is done in a highly-advanced and sanitary process in Norway and each soft gel capsule is individually packed for freshness.


So make sure to always love yourself. Take Cenovis Fish Oil and ensure your optimum health.

The benefits of eating apple

An apple a day takes your problems away !
There are so many varieties of apple, here in the Philippines we do have Fuji and Washington apple. We also have the green apple.
But more than it's colors it has so much benefits which makes an apple worth eating for.
The benefits of eating apple:

  • protects your heart

  • prevents constipation

  • blocks diarrhea

  • improves lung capacity

  • cushions joints


Enjoy eating !

Bianca Valerio's favorite vegetarian restaurant

A few days ago I posted something about Vegetarian Celebrity Bianca Valerio

She said her favorite vegetarian restaurant was Chimara so might as well eat here. I forgot to ask her what is her favorite food in Chimara ? Anyway here's a video I made :

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Bianca Valerio's favorite vegetarian restaurant

A few days ago I posted something about Vegetarian Celebrity Bianca Valerio

She said her favorite vegetarian restaurant was Chimara so might as well eat here. I forgot to ask her what is her favorite food in Chimara ? Anyway here's a video I made :

Chimara Neo-Vegan

A few days ago I posted something about Vegetarian Celebrity Bianca Valerio

She said her favorite vegetarian restaurant was Chimara so might as well check out how veg friendly Chimara is ?

Here's my experience :

How often do I visit  Chimara ?

At least once a week

Which branches have I visited ?

Greenbelt

How did I know ?

Before I learned this from Bianca Valerio, I usually saw this whenever I watch movie at Greenbelt




What can I say about their Food and Drinks :

Tastes really good , I ordered Tofu pesto for only 130 pesos, it was served fresh and fast , temperature ok ! and it was very well presented.

Ambience :

Clean, comfortable and well designed !

Here are the links of my posts about Vegetarian Celebrity Bianca Valerio

The Vegetarian Chef

I am The Vegetarian Chef but only in my dreams. If there is one thing I would like to become famous of, that is to become The Vegetarian Chef. How to become The Vegetarian Chef :

  • Know the benefits of being vegetarian.

  • Love cooking

  • Create dishes which are very nutritious

  • Encourage other to become vegetarian as well by cooking vegetarian dishes

  • Make them realize that is not hard to go vegetarian.


The benefits of being vegetarian :

  • promotes good health

  • develops being kind to animals

  • you become a nature lover , Fresh and organic plant-based foods are among nature's most healthful and delicious food .


Here's my checklist on things needed by a vegetarian chef

  • quick preparation tables

  • food ingredients

  • love and devotion

  • meatless and clean kitchen

  • brand new utensils and cutleries

  • cook healthy, create dishes which are raw, wheat-free, gluten-free, low-fat, and/or sugar-free.

  • Efficient stove

  • Electrolux’s range of kitchen appliances


Wok all you want with Electrolux



Wok-a-holics can now indulge in their passion for cooking with Electrolux’s range of kitchen appliances especially designed for Asian cuisine.

Wok-a-holics are cooks who love to whip up wok-fried dishes and as a perfect example of the Electrolux' “Thinking of You” philosophy, Electrolux has developed Gas and Electric Ranges, Hobs and Hoods especially suited for this kind of cooking.

Electrolux’ Free Standing Cookers come with a wok stand to help fire up the Filipino way of cooking, from Chinese stir-fry, Spanish sautéing and the uniquely Filipino “ginisa.” The sleek, European designed cookers are also fitted with automatic ignition for easy start-up and a sealed burner technology, where the burner is easy to clean and maintain, blockage at the gas outlet is minimized, for consistent high performance.

Electrolux’s versatile range of gas hobs also features inner-and-outer ring gas burners that are perfect for wok frying, with a spacious layout that allows you to fully utilize your hobs while cooking. Each gas burner is also sealed for easy cleaning.

Asian cooking creates a lot of vapor and odor so Electrolux has also developed stylish hoods that are designed to clear the air in your kitchen with a combination of powerful air extraction and low noise.

Choose between Slim Line Hoods perfect for compact kitchens, with Active Carbon Filters and multi-layer aluminum grease filters to eliminate odors, grease and oil; or the easy to clean Chimney Hoods that come with a patented clog-free Dual Filter Technology.

Wok as much as you want with an Electrolux Gas and Electric Ranges, Hob and Hood!

The benefits of being vegetarian

Today is the end of Ramadan. I just stayed home. Resting is in harmony with vegetarian lifestyle, because being calm develops a healthy mind, more than that it extracts creative juices.

Aside from swimming I also do running as part of being fit, and I do it most of the time alone in UP acad oval.

It has become a habit that after running I will eat at Khas Food House because it's the most veg friendly place around.

Veggie Delight has been my favorite, it's a combination of spinach, potatoes and cabbage around a fried rice indian spiced.

I just arrived from Khas Food House and I would like to share a short story. It is about the benefits of being vegetarian

Here are the benefits of being vegetarian:

  • gives you good health, most of the celebrities go vegetarian to become sexy and good looking.

  • makes you a kind person, not eating meat is being kind to animals, no need to argue.

  • you become a loving person, when you don't eat meat you automatically love mother nature.


In my case :

  • you become attractive

  • regardless of being sweaty you still look good

  • always fresh


After paying my food, the waitress told me :
" Sir, tinatanong po nung dalawang bakla sa kabilang table kung kilala ba daw namin kayo at anong pangalan nyo ? "

I did notice that there were two guys on the next table, but never thought that they were gays. That's all happy dining !

There is something about Bianca Valerio

A few days ago I created a post about Vegetarian Celebrity Bianca Valerio

Here are the links:



A few days ago we met during the Tupperware Party, it was coincidence, Vegetarians uses Tupperware products for keeping and storing veggies, so might as well talk about her Tupperware and her veggies.

Here's a video of Celebrity Bianca Valerio sharing the benefits of being vegetarian :
1. You get good health, ( her skin changed , it became more flawless )
2. You become compassionate, ( she decided not to get involve in harmful process  )
3. You become Nature lover, ( she loves plants and she's naturally beautiful )
4. You become lighter , ( she felt lighter disposition )






Here's my story during the event:

Bianca is one of television's freshest face, aside from the fact that she is exceptionally fashionable.

She has very excellent eye sight, 500 meters away she was able to read photographer Wilson Chua's small name-tag. I bet she eats squash a lot.

When I went down I was able to catch the Tupperware executive officers at the elevator and they were talking about Bianca , Ms. Tina said " I really like Bianca's way of hosting , she's so natural ". In my mind I was applauding. I agree that Bianca is an effective host, she brings fun, and captures every audience heart. I would love to see her again.

There is something about Bianca Valerio

A few days ago I created a post about Vegetarian Celebrity Bianca Valerio

Here are the links:



A few days ago we met during the Tupperware Party, it was coincidence, Vegetarians uses Tupperware products for keeping and storing veggies, so might as well talk about her Tupperware and her veggies.

Here's a video of Celebrity Bianca Valerio sharing the benefits of being vegetarian :
1. You get good health, ( her skin changed , it became more flawless )
2. You become compassionate, ( she decided not to get involve in harmful process  )
3. You become Nature lover, ( she loves plants and she's naturally beautiful )
4. You become lighter , ( she felt lighter disposition )


Here's my story during the event:

Bianca is one of television's freshest face, aside from the fact that she is exceptionally fashionable.

She has very excellent eye sight, 500 meters away she was able to read photographer Wilson Chua's small name-tag. I bet she eats squash a lot.

When I went down I was able to catch the Tupperware executive officers at the elevator and they were talking about Bianca , Ms. Tina said " I really like Bianca's way of hosting , she's so natural ". In my mind I was applauding. I agree that Bianca is an effective host, she brings fun, and captures every audience heart. I would love to see her again.

Against Animal Testing

According to PETA, The Body Shop was honored with the award for proving beauty isn’t only skin-deep with its luxurious personal care products and cosmetics, which are never tested on animals.

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Against Animal Testing








According to PETA, The Body Shop was honored with the award for proving beauty isn’t only skin-deep with its luxurious personal care products and cosmetics, which are never tested on animals.

Read full story

new products from Tupperware Brands

One of the benefits of being vegetarian is it keeps your skin young looking, and more than being young looking are baby products from Tupperware, not only they specializes in veggie food storage but also on baby care as it strengthens its direct selling leadership in the baby care category with a new baby care line.

New baby care line promising gentle care and protection for baby’s skin

From the world’s top distributor of world-renowned baby care products, Tupperware Brands introduces Baby Care Plus+, which offers gentle care and protection to baby’s sensitive skin.

Clinically proven to be mild and safe, Baby Care Plus+ is hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested to ensure utmost care and protection for baby’s skin. It comes with a complete line of specially formulated baby bath, soap, shampoo, powder, cologne, and lotion with unique plus benefits to give baby the extra care she needs.

To give baby a refreshing bath, there’s Baby Care Plus+ Baby Bath or Baby Soap, which both contain Lamesoft Skin Protector that forms a natural protective barrier around baby’s skin while keeping it softer and smoother. For gentle hair and scalp protection, Baby Care Plus+ Shampoo has Cetiol Conditioners that moisturize while preventing dryness leaving baby’s hair silky soft.

Baby’s skin is protected with Baby Care Plus+ Lotion, which has additional 24-hour locked-in moisturizers and Vitamin E to keep baby’s skin healthy and soft. For added skin care protection, there’s Baby Care Plus+ Baby Powder with Allantoin, an anti-irritant that soothes skin, and Baby Care Plus+ Cologne with Hydraplus Formula that moisturizes skin to make it soft, smooth and freshly fragrant.

Baby Care Plus+ also has a long-lasting mild, powdery scent to keep your little bundle of joy “baby-fresh” all day, every day.
As Tupperware Brands unveils its new faces and products, a more dynamic and glittery direct selling industry is set to unfold with more earning opportunities and lucrative incentives for dealers and more world-class products for customers.

Soy saves lives

This is from the global warming survival handbook.

One pound of meat requires eight times as much energy to produce as one pound of veggie protein such as tofu.

U.S. Livestock Statistics

45% of the total land area is used for agriculture

26% of the total land area is used for grazing livestock

45% of the total land area is used for growing fruits and vegetables

660 lbs. of excrement per second are produced by Americans

86,000 lbs. of excrement per second are produced by American Livestock

7:1 is the livestock-to-human grain consumption ratio

940 calories are in one 12-ounce porterhouse steak

32,900 of fossils energy are required to raise one 12-ounce steak

Vegan Body Scrub



Treat yourself to a potent blend of fruits and vegetables incorporated in this organic body scrub from BlueWater Day Spa.
This rejuvenating body scrub with cucumber, melon and carrot extracts is a perfect way to help even out skin tone and exfoliate all those dry, flaky layers of skin’s surface.

Main Ingredients:
Carrots – contain youth-enhancing vitamins. It helps protect the skin against ultraviolet light, therefore minimizing the risk of skin cancer and other related skin diseases.
Melon – good source of potassium and vitamin C.
Good for rejuvenation and alkalinizing the body
Cucumber – is a great folk medicine used to reduce heat and inflammation. Can be used for skin problems because of its diuretic, cooling and cleansing property.

Vegan Body Scrub

    

Treat yourself to a potent blend of fruits and vegetables incorporated in this organic body scrub from BlueWater Day Spa.
This rejuvenating body scrub with cucumber, melon and carrot extracts is a perfect way to help even out skin tone and exfoliate all those dry, flaky layers of skin’s surface.

Main Ingredients:
Carrots – contain youth-enhancing vitamins. It helps protect the skin against ultraviolet light, therefore minimizing the risk of skin cancer and other related skin diseases.
Melon – good source of potassium and vitamin C.
Good for rejuvenation and alkalinizing the body
Cucumber – is a great folk medicine used to reduce heat and inflammation. Can be used for skin problems because of its diuretic, cooling and cleansing property.

Real Leaf Word Master Challenge

This is another Real Leaf contest featuring the love team of Enchong Dee and Erich Gonzales.

It's a treasure-hunt game running on a Facebook App. Check out the details of the Word Master Challenge :



There are six blogs included in the contest :

Yugatech, FlairCandy, Pinoy Travel Blog, Starmometer, Kubiertos and GMTristan

Each day, a new question will be posted on the Facebook App (here). The answers to the questions are found in the blogs ( please search for it ). When the question is answered correctly, you will earn a letter which you can use to solve the puzzle. There's a total of 23 letters but you only need the missing 20.

For the complete mechanics, go to the FB App here and click on the Contest Mechanics button on the top right corner.

Once you compete the puzzle, you’re qualified to win the top prizes: 1 male winner and 1 female winner with a Sony Bloggie HD each plus 6 months supply of Real Leaf Green Tea. You will also win a date with Erich Gonzales or Enchong Dee?

what did you have for breakfast?

2 glasses of taho.

The only stupid questions are those you do not ask. So ask!

I am GOD, and I am to judge you before I could let you go in heaven. What's the top 3 good things that you did on earth?

Then you are just a figment of my imagination. :-)

The only stupid questions are those you do not ask. So ask!

what did you have for breakfast?

2 glasses of taho.

The only stupid questions are those you do not ask. So ask!

I am GOD, and I am to judge you before I could let you go in heaven. What's the top 3 good things that you did on earth?

Then you are just a figment of my imagination. :-)

The only stupid questions are those you do not ask. So ask!

impromptu speech tips

Impromptu speech is something that I can't work on.
A few hours ago in our Speech Comm class I was assigned to make an Impromptu speech.
" What would you like to become famous " I only had 2 minutes to prepare.

I did my best but I guess my best wasn't good enough.
I did find ways to become different, segue greeting my classmate who is celebrating birthday, it didn't effect.
My preparation was overtime, when it's my turn I was still outlining my ideas.
I asked for a pen so I can write it down on the board, but in fact I just want to hold on something to gain confidence. I also asked my classmates to bear with me because this is my first time to do this. Above all, I confused my beautiful classmates.

Anyway I started it this way I said I would like to become famous as the veggie blogger , my thoughts started to become disorganize. I stuttered, I became nervous and I didn't really like my whole speech. Anxiety is my name. Instead of emphasizing what I would like to become famous for I ended discussing the advantages of becoming vegetarian. I could have said that I would like to become a famous blogger who blogs about the benefits of being a vegetarian. And then discuss the benefits of being vegetarian, then conclude with when I become famous.................

I think that I should work on organizing my thoughts. Here are some impromptu speech tips :

  • Arrive early and relax

  • Breathe normally

  • Focus, jot down in mind some ideas

  • Provide ideas like What, when, where or 1,2,3 something that captures the audiences attention.

  • Formulate a very interesting thesis statement.

  • Find time to practice speaking alone


Despite of my desperation I still feel good because even if I was not able to speak the way it should be I was able to tell everyone what I would wanted to say. The next time around I will really try my best to work hard on it.

BlueWater Day Spa's Fun Run

BlueWater Day Spa' Innovating Wholeness Fun Run

October 17, 2010 – 5AM
Seaside, SM Mall of Asia


Run with BlueWater Day Spa's newest faces: SAM MILBY and MIKAELA LAGDAMEO-MARTINEZ together with current endorsers: Karylle Tatlonghari, Akihiro Sato and Boom Labrusca. They will participate alongside our Innovating Wholeness Icons: Coach Rio dela Cruz, Daniel Matsunaga and Fabio Ide, with the special participation of Sen.Pia Cayetano, Kiko Rustia Coach Alfrancis Chua and 40 Brazilian Model-Endorsers.

Registration Fee: (NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE)

October 17, 2010 – 5AM
Seaside, SM Mall of Asia

Distances of :
3K – P500
5K – P600
10K – P700
Entry fee includes Blue Water Day Spa Run singlet.
Race Kits include:
Singlet, Towel, Race Bibs, Race Map, and Drawstring
bags with lots of freebies
You may also go to these participating outliets for cash registration:
Time ( in SM Mall of Asia and Greenbelt )
Rox ( in Bonifacio High Street )
Columbia ( in Greenbelt 5 )
Rest Toe Run ( in Gateway Mall )
For question please e-mail:
secretariat@bluewaterdaysparun.com


“Jazz Up Your Singlet” Contest

1. Open to all registration of the Blue Water Spa Run.
2. Participants must jazz up the singlet provided run the race kit by using all kinds of materials (ribbons, lace, sequins etc.)
The enfine singlet maybe decorated and jazzed up provided the blue water day spa run logo is not covered and should
be completely seen and highlighted.
3. In order to participate to the contest participant must wear the jazzed up singlet during the race.
4. The criteria for judging: Originality of: Design – 25% Creativity – 25% (use of decoration materials), Adherance to
theme – 15% Overall Impact – 35%
5. A total of 100 finalists will be asked to do the fashion show at the end run. Each finalist will be given 15 seconds
to wear and show off their creation in the cat walk.
6. Prizes: c/o Blue Water Day Spa.

Benefits of eating Orange

I just found this verry funny video -The Annoying Orange.
I like this because I love eating Oranges, not to mention I use orange peel to clean my face.
Benefits of eating Orange:

  • It is a good source of vitamin A, the B vitamins, amino acids, beta-carotene, pectin, potassium, folic acid, calcium, iodine, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, manganese, chlorine and iron.

  • It provides good dietary fiber.

  • It protects sperm from genetic damage that may cause birth defects.

  • One orange (130 grams) supplies nearly 100 percent of the recommended daily dietary intake of vitamin C.

  • The combination of the high amount of anti-oxidant (vitamin C) and flavonoids in oranges makes it one of the best fruits in helping to promote optimal health.

  • source :





Benefits of eating Orange

I just found this verry funny video -The Annoying Orange.
I like this because I love eating Oranges, not to mention I use orange peel to clean my face.
Benefits of eating Orange:

  • It is a good source of vitamin A, the B vitamins, amino acids, beta-carotene, pectin, potassium, folic acid, calcium, iodine, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, manganese, chlorine and iron.

  • It provides good dietary fiber.

  • It protects sperm from genetic damage that may cause birth defects.

  • One orange (130 grams) supplies nearly 100 percent of the recommended daily dietary intake of vitamin C.

  • The combination of the high amount of anti-oxidant (vitamin C) and flavonoids in oranges makes it one of the best fruits in helping to promote optimal health.

  • source :

LION CITY HEALTH MINISTER'S NEW VEGETARIAN DIET GETS BIG BOOST FROM PETA

Singapore -- After learning that Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan has been ordered by his doctors to stop eating animal-derived products in the wake of his recent heart operation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia has dispatched copies of PETA's vegetarian starter kit (VSK) to the minister's office. The VSK features recipes, health advice and a variety of helpful tips to make the transition easier for him. PETA has asked Wan to make the VSK mandatory reading for all health officials and Singaporean citizens alike.

Last volunteers night of veggie friend Maris

Our veggie friend Maris is leaving for Kansas, tonight is her last volunteers night.
This is also the night of our meeting about our blog.

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