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For the whole month of July, the Philippines experienced wet days because of the storms. It’s boring, I can say. I can’t go out for some fun. My dogs also don’t like because they were not able to do our nightly walk around our streets.
To be honest, I shouldn’t have been writing about this matter. However, I don’t want to let this one pass. I shouldn’t make “patol (not to fall)” for this another racist and rude foreigner but I think it’s about time that we fight the pen with a pen or hence, a blog with a blog.
If you are an internet bum and a Youtube entertainment seeker, you have probably watched the sensation Chris Urbano.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6. I believe in this saying. Whatever training we had since we were kids, whether positive or negative are brought until adulthood. My parents were not perfect. But, I still remember that my mother and father will get mad at me whenever I throw garbage outside. Now that I’m all grown up, I will still keep a single wrapper and will even youngsters about keeping your own trash.
I’ve been with this health and wellness company for quite some time. I used to be a marketing strategist and have been exposed with different scientific facts. During those times, I find that the best way to keep your skin glowing is by cleansing your body. In order to do this, you should help the body’s main filter – the liver – to detoxify.
In this topic, I will enumerate the herbs and foods that can help your liver clean. And, here they are:
Malunggay – Internationally known as Moringa, Malunggay is one of the miracle herbs that is abundant in the Philippines. This is also found in some countries in Asia and Africa. Each and every part of this tree contains nutrients and enzymes that liver loves.
Every Thursday my Facebook friends are getting into the trend of posting their old photos. This makes the people laugh and commented about the past. However, I noticed most of the people that commented only compared the person’s look way back to the current. None even bother to ask what’s the story behind the photo or questions about the past.
How about posting a food that my age bracket will relate? This will surely make people reminisce about the past and will have something to talk about.
One of my favorite candies during my kiddie days were the Langka and Ube Candy. Way back my small days, Ube and Lang is a separate products. But, as of today, the products are Langka candy and Langka-ube candy.
Who in heck doesn’t want a ripping body? Who doesn’t want to stay slim and fit? For me, my answer is none. It’s hypocrisy to say that you don’t like to have a body that everybody dreamed of. Or, the health status that everyone’s struggling to have.
Gyms are everywhere, diet ideas are around and even foods claiming to make someone fit are written all over the internet are proofs that people are into healthy lifestyle.
However, some of the alternatives are quite deceiving. The publicity for such are far more beyond the reality.
Aspartame for example, is a sweetener that is 200 times an ordinary table sugar. This is present to some beverages, most particularly to what is known as diet sodas.
During Summer here in the Philippines, my head goes nuts every time I used to see advertisement pertaining to diet sodas. The companies are claiming that these sweeteners can actually make someone slimmer.
This article is all about aspartame, the main sweetener of diet sodas, it’s effect to human bodies and how dangerous it is.
Fish oil capsules are everywhere. As far as I know, it is now available in some generic stores where people can buy it for as low as P8.00 a capsule. This is also highly recommended by doctors and health gurus.
Well, no doubt, omega-3 fatty acids that is highly present in fish oil improves health and will be very beneficial to humans.
Dr. William Conor, via the Mercola.com enlisted some benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids to human health. He said: “They are significant structural components of the cell membranes of tissues throughout the body and are especially rich in the retina, brain, and sperm, in which docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) constitutes 36.4% of total fatty acids.”
I texted a cardiovascular expert friend and he said that omega-3 fatty acids are best for people with coronary heart disease, clogged heart, mild hypertension and many more. He added that the oil is very good in preventing cancer.
Now matter how clean your environment, how very good your water provider is, parasites can still enter your body. None of us can stop it, it’s the flow of nature. There are lots of parasites that can enter the body in an unknown ways.
Our immune system and body processes just helped us in killing such parasites on a way we never knew they already infested us. But, we shouldn’t just rely on them, we should also help them. How? By eating fruits, vegetables and herbs that has properties and vitamins that parasites hate.
Here are some of these foods:
Aside from it’s rich-in-fiber properties, pineapple contains Bromelain, an enzyme that kills parasites such as tapeworm. According to some claims a diet rich in pineapple whenever you are diagnosed with worm will help you.
I’m also a witness with the power of pineapple. My labrador retrievers undergo a series of treatments as the worm that infested them are quite strong and a little tolerance with the worm laxative. I then researched about fruits that can help them and gave them slices of pineapple in their dog food.
We, the urban people always wanted to take vacation in provinces where we are away from the pollution and stress. We always spend some money just to experience the breath-taking scenes.
Villa Balinmanok Resort from Pangasinan
One of the things I love in visiting places is the welcoming spirit of the locals, the alluring smiles, the ever friendly kids and the noticeable happy spirits. But I’m sure, everyone of us will allow a huge part of our budget to try delicacies and will take some home as pasalubong.
The greatest things that I admire to rural people are the ways they cook each and every delicacies. The traditional process of cooking such diet-crushers are handed down from generation to generation. I, myself is a believer that those foods cooked the traditional way are more tasty that those cooked with the faster processes.
The best example of such is the Nilatikang Bibingka from Pangasinan. My aunt who sells the treat will use a customized mold and charcoal to cook them. The traditional machine she uses to cook this made-to-order rice cake was obviously old, but still functioning well. My aunt’s market are her relatives who found family in the urban and just taking a vacation. She doesn’t earn that much in making the Nilataking Bibingka, but when someone ordered, she will still enthusiastically prepare it. Ika nga nila, pagmamahal na lang sa pagluluto.
Frozen goods are also good (Photo credit: textwrap.com)
There was this picture in the social networking site saying “Fresh Frozen Food” that was posted by a Fanpage catering funny things. Then, people are coming in laughing and even sharing the picture with caption as if there’s something wrong.
Grammatically, we can say that it’s correct. Analytically, I can say it’s still correct. But, people might surely disagree with me.
Just to explain, a freshly caught salmon that was put in a freezer is a fresh frozen salmon, right? Same as fruits and vegetables that were freshly harvested and frozen. So, there’s nothing wrong when a company says they have “Fresh Frozen Goods”.
Since I was in my elementary days, it is always emphasized that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, since those days, I always skip breakfast. It’s because I started my schooling days at noon and too lazy waking up. During my high school days, I still skipped it due to may early schooling and I used to wake up late. My college days are still the same. I’m on a night shift and will never wake up early.
In short, I’m not punctual. That’s why I used to skip my meals.
In line with this, here are some fun facts about breakfast in the Philippines:
A typical adult Filipino will eat garlic rice with tuyo (salted dried fish), or tocino, longanisa, and many more. Filipinos also love pandesal,which will cost you P2.00 each and paired with coffee. Breakfast here in the Philippines, always come cheap.