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Thursday, June 17, 2021

PH’s 1st Stevia grower-manufacturer bullish on financial outlook despite the pandemic

June 17, 2021 0 Comments
Glorious, popularly known as the country’s first Stevia company, is positive on its outlook despite almost 2-years in the pandemic as more and more people turn to healthier alternatives, sales of stevia products continue to grow. According to agribusiness finance giant Rabobank, Stevia's sales are expected to hit $700 million worldwide in the next few years. Consumers in the Philippines can now get their calorie-free sugar needs from natural alternatives. Before, stevia was restricted to the health food market without any FDA approval. Recently, it is now widely used as a natural substitute for artificial sweeteners in many products.
“Stevia has been touted as a safe and healthy sugar substitute with proven health benefits. It can sweeten foods, and it has several health benefits, including decreased calorie intake, lower blood sugar levels, and less risk of cavities,” said Maura De Leon, the woman behind Glorious, the country’s first stevia grower and manufacturer. While it has zero calories, stevia is 200 times sweeter than refined sugar and does not affect blood sugar. It is a popular option for people looking to lose weight but who want to reduce their sugar intake. Stevia is an herb that has been grown in tropical climates for centuries. It is a small bushy plant that belongs to the sunflower family and grows in Paraguay and Brazil, but it can be quickly grown elsewhere. For centuries, the people of Paraguay add them to their foods as sweeteners, and countries like Korea, Brazil, China, Japan, and South America, have long used stevia.





Stevia products such as teas, juices, healthy coffees, chocolate beverages, and natural sweeteners, manufactured by Glorious, are approved safe by the Food and Drug Association (FDA) even for people who have diabetes.
“Stevia is much sweeter than sugar, so you don't have to add much. It’s good to note that the Philippines is also catching up on the use of this natural sweetener in various food preparations,” added De Leon. Stevia is a natural sweetener taken from the leaves of a bushy shrub. The Stevia plant or (Stevia rebaudiana) has 150 species known to have originated from North and South America. Currently, it is produced by lots of countries, with China as the number one exporter of stevia products, and can be purchased at garden centers for home growing.
People who have diabetes can benefit from stevia. Choosing pure stevia extract can help maintain normal blood sugar levels and should be used in moderation. Stevia can also help cut down added sugar consumption, which can be beneficial for children. High sugar intake in children could lead to heart disease due to reconstructing triglyceride and cholesterol levels, contributing to children's weight gain. Substituting added sugar for stevia can minimize these risks. At the same time, moderate consumption of foods with stevia and other sweeteners can prevent adverse side effects and promote overall health. What’s even better is that you can add Stevia to make healthy desserts that are diabetic and keto friendly. This is great for people who have a sweet tooth but can’t indulge because of health restrictions. Incidentally, all Glorious Blend beverages— from the 3-in-1, 5-in-1, 7-in-1 mixes, use Stevia which has no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic indexes. All of their instant drinks will keep you alert and energized throughout the day. For more information about Glorious, the Stevia Company, check out https://gidc.com.ph/.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Purefoods New Products - Pork Katsu, Chicken Katsu and Spicy Chicken Nuggets

May 31, 2021 0 Comments
Torn between preparing a nice meal for the family but not enough time to start from scratch? Don’t worry! You can now spend more time with the family and less time in the kitchen with new ready-to-heat Pork Katsu, Chicken Katsu, and Spicy Chicken Nuggets from Purefoods!





How does “tonkatsu meal for the family in just 8 minutes” sound like?



Now, you can enjoy the crispness and juiciness of Pork and Chicken Katsu and experience Japanese cuisine right in the convenience of your home! Just pop frozen in the oven for 8 minutes or fry for 2-3 minutes.



Level up the katsu experience resto-style with these Eats-so-easy ideas!

One, serve katsu with some thinly shredded cabbage and sesame dressing, crushed toasted sesame seeds mixed with the free packet of katsu sauce. and a lemon slice to garnish.

Chicken Katsu with shredded cabbage

Pork Katsu w/ shredded cabbage

Two, whip up an easy curry sauce with Japanese curry paste, coconut milk, diced potatoes and carrots and drizzle on katsu.


Easy Chicken Katsu w/ Curry sauce




And third, go All American-inspired and serve katsu with BBQ seasoned French fries and ketchup or sour cream-bleu cheese sauce.


Spicy Chicken Nuggets w/ BBQ Fries

For more recipes, you can visit homefoodie.com and its social media platforms @HomeFoodiePH

Purefoods Pork Katsu, Chicken Katsu, and Spicy Chicken Nuggets are available in leading supermarkets nationwide.

Monday, May 24, 2021

The Medical City Expert Reveals How to Protect Your Baby from Diaper Rash

May 24, 2021 0 Comments

As a sigurista parent, fulfilling different roles can be a challenge when you run multiple tasks, yet so little time and energy left to do it all. This can sometimes leave you to wonder, “Am I choosing the right products for my baby?”. Although it’s only natural to worry when your baby’s health, hygiene, and comfort are threatened when the products you thought were good enough to help protect them.

In order to prevent and alleviate discomfort, it is important to identify common infant health problems such as colds, coughs, fevers, and vomiting. Your baby might also experience common concerns like diaper dermatitis, also known as diaper rash.

Opting for diapers that aren’t able to provide baby’s needs not only puts their skin at risk of babad and kulob but it also leaves your pockets dry — spending more in the long run in search of the right diaper. This begs the questions, what is diaper rash and how do you prevent it?

What is Diaper rash?

Diaper rash is an inflammatory skin condition that affects the most sensitive part of your baby’s body. It is often caused by prolonged exposure of the skin to wetness and moisture.

According to Dr. Krissy Dim-Jamora, a board-certified dermatologist, Deputy Director of Aesthetics by The Medical City and Head of the Skin Cancer Unit of Medical City, baby’s skin is thinner, and at risk of babad compared to adult skin. Dr. Krissy mentioned, “When [your] baby’s skin is left to soak in a moist, wet environment for a long time, the skin can break down. This results in redness, pain, and swelling.”

With temperatures that can get as hot as 42 degrees Celsius in a tropical country like here in the Philippines, diaper rashes can also happen more often during the dry season. “The moist environment of the urine and feces creates a nasty environment for baby’s thin, gentle skin.”, as described by Dr. Krissy. If your baby’s skin is unable to breathe due to trapped heat, a diaper that does not allow air to flow can leave them feeling kulob.

When unattended, a chronic diaper rash can result in thickening of the skin, pigmentation problems and worst of all, a chronic wound that may lead to an infection. Dr. Krissy also adds, “Keeping baby’s skin healthy will save parents money from doctor’s visits and dermatology creams.” Diaper rashes don’t only cost parents’ additional expenses, but it also costs baby’s skin health, comfort, and sleep development.

To protect your baby from babad and kulob, it’s best to practice measures and use quality diapers with the proper technology to prevent diaper rash from happening.

*Based on rewet test on average L-sized diaper Protect Baby’s Skin with Pampers with 2-in-1 Rash Shield Endorsed by The Skin Health Alliance, Pampers Pants — now with NEW 2-in-1 Rash Shield that keeps baby protected from the two main causes of rashes: babad and kulob. Even when your baby wears Pampers Pants for a long time, you’re less likely to worry about baby’s skin health.

Pampers Pants are made with a super absorbent kontra-babad core that not only absorbs up to 30x their weight in urine, but also provides up to 99.9% vs. wetness.* With kontra-kulob features that release heat and humidity for less stuffiness, Pampers Pants allows baby’s delicate skin to breathe.


According to Dr. Krissy, a quality diaper should be able to keep moisture away from baby’s delicate skin and allow good ventilation in the private area. “The diaper should draw the moisture from urine away from the baby’s skin so that the baby does not sit in the moist environment. The diaper should be able to last the whole night of peeing without the urine spilling onto the bed. This will allow the parents to have a good night’s sleep.” No wonder Smart Parenting moms nationwide vouch for Pampers. It passed their standards and evaluation making Pampers Pants

#SPSmartMomApproved!

It is crucial to pay extra attention on products that baby often uses to prevent diaper rashes from happening. Pampers knows that sigurista parents are always on the lookout for products that can help protect baby to ease their worries of baby’s well-being. That’s why Pampers diapers continuously innovates to provide your little one’s sensitive skin with comfort and protection from babad and kulob. saving you from hidden costs on unexpected treatments.

Siguradong protektado si baby from diaper rash, and less worries for sigurista parents with Pampers new 2-in1 Rash Shield. Stock up on Pampers products during the Pampers x Shopee Mommy & Me Playdate Sale and get up to 40% worth of discounts from May 31-June 2. Visit the official Pampers page at Shopee and add to cart now!




Sunday, May 23, 2021

MUST TRY: Tea Talk’s Top 10 drinks perfect for family summer bonding

May 23, 2021 0 Comments

For the second time around, it is imperative for Filipinos to spend the sunny season staying in residences due to the pandemic. Instead of the usual beach and swimming escapade, we are confined in the four corners of our home. Most people have come up with ways to have fun and beat the summer heat—setting up an inflatable pool, locking up in an airconditioned room while watching movies, and of course, drinking ice-cold beverages.

It’s a fact we could all agree on: one of the best ways to quench the thirst in this scorching heat is to drink milk tea. Having two consecutive summer seasons in lockdown, you must have ordered your favorite milk tea drinks from your usual milk tea shops. But hey, it’s time to switch it up! And we got the next best milk tea shop for you to try!

Accentuating its special milk tea concoctions made from authentic ingredients, Tea Talk is one of the up-and-coming local milk tea shops you should check out. Avoid going stir-crazy this quarantine and spark bonding conversations with your family with Tea Talk’s summer coolers.


We listed down the top drinks from Tea Talk for every milk tea lover:


Taro Bubble Milk


For milk tea enthusiasts who love a mix of sweet and nutty flavors, Tea Talk’s Taro Bubble Milk is the one for you. Made with natural tea, creamy fresh milk, and sweet taro flavor, this drink will definitely give you the energy and fiber boost that you need.


Brown Sugar Boba Milk



If you are looking for an irresistible dessert-like beverage, give Tea Talk’s Brown Sugar Boba Milk a try. With fresh milk and brown sugar syrup as its main ingredients, you can expect a sweet caramel taste, a hint of arnibal, and a mouthwatering silky texture.

Sakura Red Velvet


Tea Talk’s Sakura Red Velvet will give you creamy velvety cheesecake goodness if you have a sweet tooth. Perfectly crafted Japanese-inspired milk tea, this drink is infused with real cherry extracts and mixed with creamy red velvet cheesecake and blushing pink tapioca pearls.


Matcha Milk

Looking for a refreshing and healthy drink that will satisfy your taste buds? Have Tea Talk’s Matcha Milk. Concocted with fresh milk, natural sweeteners, and matcha flavor,one sip of this drink will get you hooked.


Tea Talk Milk Tea

                    

Undecided or no particular flavor preferred in mind? You could never go wrong with a cup of signature Tea Talk Milk Tea. Made with rich and creamy fresh milk and topped with tapioca pearls, this drink will give you a simple yet delicious taste to enjoy.


Oolong Milk Tea

                  

Up for an unfamiliar and unique drink? Tea Talk’s Oolong Milk Tea offers a light and diverse flavor with a nutty aftertaste. It’s a natural and classic iced oolong tea with rich and creamy fresh milk topped with tapioca pearls.


Thai Milk Tea

For a classic, vanilla-like beverage, Tea Talk’s Thai Milk Tea is a go-to drink. Made in natural Thai tea flavor and milk, you will surely enjoy its silky texture and deliciously sweet and creamy taste.


Lemon Green Tea

How about a revitalizing and healthy fruit drink? Tea Talk’s Lemon Green Tea will give you a naturally sweetened and refreshing iced drink made with lemon juice splashed with green tea goodness. You can also have it in black tea flavor.


Passion Fruit Special

Tea Talk’s Passion Fruit Special is the drink for you if you want a refreshing drink with tropical flavors. This beverage is a sparkling iced passion fruit tea drink oozing with natural health benefits, giving you a sweet and a hint of tangy taste.


Wintermelon Fruit Tea

Craving for a soothing yet invigorating drink? Tea Talk’s Wintermelon Fruit Tea is an ideal choice. This drink will give you the right amount of sweet and fruity flavor, an iced drink made with natural lemon juice and splashed with wintermelon tea flavors.

What are you waiting for? Have a Happy Tea and Happy Talk experience this summer

with your family and quench your thirst with Tea Talk. Find the nearest branch in your

area: https://www.teatalk.ph/our-stores/


About Tea Talk

Tea Talk is the first homegrown milk tea brand of Morong, Rizal. Launched in 2019, Tea

Talk features authentic milk tea and beverages made with best quality and fresh

ingredients. With its unique tasting milk tea and complementing appetizers and

snacks, Tea Talk aims to bring a Happy Tea and Happy Talk experience to its

customers.


For more information, please visit Tea Talk’s official website at teatalk.ph.

You may also like and follow Tea Talk on social media: facebook.com/teatalkmain on

Facebook, instagram.com/teatalk.official on Instagram, and tiktok.com/@teatalk.main

on TikTok.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Ways To Reduce Stress and To Entertainment Yourself At Home

May 06, 2021 0 Comments

It's been a year since the pandemic happened. The whole world was affected and advised to stay at home to prevent getting infected by the deadly virus. I am a stay-at-home mom and I thought that I can handle it. No, I was wrong. Being at home 24/7 with kids doubles the stress and gives me a lot of thinking. 

Yes, I get to watch them grow and bond with them but I can't see that I was able to deliver the proper knowledge they supposedly get at school. They were so lazy when it comes to modules. But as a mom, I am doing my best. I really wanted to go back to working at the office, work from home, or doing some business to earn money while watching over my kids but it's kind of hard by now because of the pandemic and maybe I should give a lot of effort. But thanks to blogging and social media, I was able to earn some and entertain myself. It also helps to keep me sane during these trying times.

Aside from blogging or vlogging (because I am also creating videos), let's go back to the main topic, how are we going to reduce stress and how to entertain ourselves at home?

First, get a good book and read it.
Believe me, it works very well! A good book can energize you, fuel you with positive thoughts and keep you stay on track with what you're doing. It can encourage the kids to read books, too. I always told them to love books because they can get a lot of learning.

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Second, Experiment with a new recipe or learn to cook and bake with your kids or other members of the family. It's a great bonding moment that you will cook or bake the food you want to eat. Have fun in the kitchen.


Third, it's time to do a Deep Cleaning of the house. Deep cleaning is a more intensive procedure that cleans such areas like the living room and study, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, balcony, garden, and corners of the house that you would never have imagined require that thorough scrubbing. That way, your mind, and body are busy. No negative thoughts but only the things that you want to get done for your home. You may ask your family to help and finish the household chores.


Fourth, Do-it-yourself Renovation, If ever you have the budget, you may think of changing the color of the walls and some furniture at home. For some, when renovating, it's time to declutter also. Give some items away, donate clothes you never wear and just keep those important and you need.


Lastly, Play. You are never too old to play. Play like kids. Play with them. Be it online or physical activities - jumping rope, jackstone, hide and seek, block and catch, badminton, basketball, etc. 


It is always up to a parent how much time they allow their children to spend playing online games. It is good to balance their game time with other activities, but playing online games does have its benefits too.

Playing Online Games can actually help kids advance in the real world. If you are looking to find games for you and your kids to play online, try the new website play free online games.
Plays.org is an online site that offers lots of games, from old-school to modern games.

You may explore their entire game catalog. Lots of categories to try and play. I miss the snake game so I tried the modern version. 

Neon Snake Coin Eating Game.
This is a modern remake of the classic game snake. Players can choose between three different difficulty modes.
  • Collect coins while avoiding running into yourself.
  • As you eat coins your snake grows longer.
  • The playing field on this game wraps.
How to Play
Use the direction keys on your mouse to move your snake to eat coins without running into itself.

Game Controls
  • Use a touchscreen or the direction keys on your keyboard to control your snake.
  • This game has no pause, so if your snake is longer than the playing field is wide you will be in a bit of trouble.




Levels
  • This game does not have set levels but has three different difficulty modes: easy, normal, and hard.
  • On easier difficulty modes your snake moves slower and only slowly adds to its length as it eats coins. On hard mode, the snake moves much faster and grows 3 units in length for each coin it eats.
  • If you have never played snake before you might want to try playing on easy.
  • If you have played before and were ok at it you might want to try medium.
  • If you were great at the game try-hard mode.
Strategy
  • This game does not have walls or edges but instead wraps.
  • The game is wider than it is tall, so as you grow longer it can make sense to approach things from the side rather than from above or below.
  • Making sharp turns is risky, so ideally you can turn in advance and align your snake at least a few blocks before getting to the coin.
  • If your snake is on hard mode and the snake is quite long you can go back and forth moving a line or two up or down on the opposing side of the screen to use up much of your length to give yourself more flexibility when approaching the coin.

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android-powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and other modern web browsers.

These are ways to reduce stress but I think there's so much more to do. You may take a moment each day to write the things you are grateful for, get crafty, walk and run, play board games, meditate and yoga and even chat online or offline with your loved ones.  

According to research, people who take the time to count their blessings have lower levels of stress and sleep better, and we could probably all use that right now. Let's all be positive and this too shall pass.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Coffee That's Really Good For You: Glorious, Isn't It?

May 04, 2021 0 Comments








For decades, coffee had received a bad reputation. Besides allegedly triggering high blood pressure, insomnia, and hyperacidity, the Filipino habit of adding lots of sugar and cream to one’s cup has been said to aggravate diabetes.


While there’s no denying the Pinoy coffee fan his morning cup, there is concern over the amount of sugar present in commercial 3-in-1 coffee mixes. The leading brand has 14.6 grams of sugar in one 20-gram sachet alone. Imagine how much sugar you’re taking in if you drink an average of three cups of coffee a day.



What About Sugar-Free Coffee?


For health-conscious individuals, especially diabetics, turning to sugar-free coffee mixes seems to be the only option. This meant enduring tasteless cups of coffee just to satisfy their caffeine fix —until Stevia came along.


Stevia is a low-calorie, zero-sugar sweetener that tastes so much better than artificial sweeteners. 


Stevia is an herb with a sweet-tasting extract that comes from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant. It has been enjoyed since pre-Columbian South America where indigenous people used the herb to sweeten their tea and other drinks. 


The plant's taste stems from steviol glycosides, molecules that are 250–300 times sweeter than regular sugar.  


It became popular among health-conscious individuals because stevia has a very low caloric content. This makes it perfect for dieters and people who are trying to lose weight. 

Moreover, Stevia makes coffee and tea taste so much better without adding any calories. 

Aside from beverages, Stevia is also used as an alternative sweetener when cooking or baking.


The Health Advantages of Stevia


Stevia is a safe, healthy sugar substitute that can sweeten up food without the negative health effects of refined sugar. It’s also associated with several impressive benefits such as reduced calorie intake, managed blood sugar levels, and minimized risk of cavities.


Additionally, while other sugar substitutes like Aspartame have been linked with cancer, there's no evidence linking stevia to cancer since it is a natural ingredient.

This means you can add stevia to dishes and drinks without fear that you’re taking too much sugar, or that you’ll get sick a few years down the road.


For coffee lovers, it’s also good to note that locally-made Glorious Blend coffees and instant beverages have Stevia as its natural sweetener. The blend of natural and healthful ingredients makes the drink refreshing and safe and good for one’s overall health.


The Glorious Blend boasts a full line of healthy drinks, including a 7-in-1 healthy coffee mix. This special blend is made with proven medicinal ingredients like Malunggay, Mangosteen, Calcium, Gotu Kola, and sweetened with Sweet & Fit Stevia. What’s even better is that the Glorious Blend 7in1 Coffee is non-acidic and promotes regular bowel movement. 


The Glorious line-up also includes the 3-in-1 coffee mix with Stevia; 7-in-1 choco mix; 4-in-1 coffee with Malunggay; 5-in-1 coffee mix with Brown Rice MaxiTrim coffee. 


All Glorious Blend beverages use Stevia which has no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic indexes. All of their instant drinks will keep you alert and energized throughout the day. 

Also, Glorious Blend products are locally sourced and manufactured. Their company supports local farmers, stevia growers, and other agricultural communities.


So if you’ve been cutting back on drinking coffee because of health problems like diabetes or hyperacidity, Glorious Blend coffee mixes are here to help. You can enjoy all the aroma and flavor of freshly made coffee all day —without the guilt!


Now, you can drink coffee for better health! Glorious, isn’t it?


For more information about Glorious Blend coffee mixes, check out https://www.facebook.com/gloriousblend.


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Friday, April 16, 2021

3 Reasons Why You Need Outdoor Furniture And Decors

April 16, 2021 0 Comments
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When we say furniture and decors, people would normally think of it found indoors. But nowadays, home designing includes outdoors and it's kind of in demand. Those who love to stay outdoor for sightseeing with beautiful scenery, family gatherings or just enjoying the day swimming outdoor, may put little value on this furniture that may be as useful as those we used inside our homes. Below are 3 reasons why you need this kind of furniture.

1. Spending time outdoors is fun. There are a lot of activities to do outdoors with your family and friends such as swimming, playing games, and picnic. Spending time with them is a great bonding moment and having good outdoor furniture could provide you the comfort that you need while you rest. There are different types to choose from and could be ideal whether you are putting it in your patio, or any place that serves as an outdoor living area. Check out this  Arhaus' new Outdoor Collection:


Inspired by the clean-lined silhouettes of contemporary indoor sectionals, our Bal Harbour Outdoor Sectional features deep seats for hours of comfortable lounging. This collection’s simple yet versatile three-piece design is adaptable to any space regardless of size. Handcrafted frames are built using natural teak, a beautiful hardwood perfectly selected to endure the elements year-round while adding an organic framework to your outdoor living area. Beautiful natural finishes gracefully fade to a silvery grey patina during the first year of use, acquiring an elegantly weathered appearance.

Aside from the sofa, they also have chairs, chaise lounges, dining tables and bars, dining chairs and barstools, umbrellas, fire pits and tables, and a lot more.





2. Adding design to your house.
The first thing that visitors see is the outside of your house. Adding some furniture and decors will give them a good vibe and gives your house a good look as soon as they arrive at your home. 
As long as you are creative enough, you can even use simple sectional outdoor furniture to add more design to the overall appearance of your house. 

3. Useful. Outdoor furniture could be very useful if you want to hold special occasions or events outdoors. Whether you are having a picnic or a pool party, having furniture is important especially if you have a lot of guests to accommodate. No need to rent some. 

Build Your Outdoor Oasis With Arhaus Today!
Build Your Outdoor Oasis With Arhaus Today!

All of us can be creative when it comes to our home. Adding furniture both indoor and outdoor is not hard to do and they serve a lot of different purposes. Experiment using different designs and decors or ask for some help from professionals. Outdoor furniture could be simple, it could be colorful, and it could be fun. 


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