Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Look Good, Feel Great with the Power of a Healthy Breakfast

I'm a breakfast skipper. When I wake up in the morning, I always go straight to doing stuff and forgets my first meal most of the time. But, as time goes by, I made some discoveries. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.


“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” This adage suggests that breakfast should constitute the most important meal of our daily diet, followed by lunch, and end off with a light dinner.  "Studies have shown that a healthy breakfast has wide-ranging benefits for the human body, such as supporting metabolism, boosting mental alertness and improving digestion," says Susan Bowerman, Senior Director of Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training at Herbalife.

Yet according to the Healthy Breakfast Survey conducted in 11 markets across the Asia Pacific region by Herbalife, 21 percent of the Filipino respondents do not consume breakfast daily. While those who do, have an unbalanced meal that comprises mainly carbohydrates in the morning. Too often, breakfast is little more than toast, white rice, noodles or a cup of coffee, tea or chocolate drink - all of which digest quickly, leaving people hungry by mid-morning.

Skipping a breakfast meal might seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but the side-effects could be detrimental to your health in the long run. For a start, skipping your breakfast could lead to more cravings later in the day which makes it harder to manage your weight.

Bowerman adds, “In general, we tend to make bad food choices when we are starving, as we would be more likely to indulge in food. Also, research has revealed that skipping your breakfast could increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes.”

By contrast, starting the day with a good breakfast has many benefits. Consuming your breakfast could do wonders for weight management, as food consumption releases gut hormones which control appetite, having a sustained effect throughout the day and helping to reduce the number of cravings. "Plus, there's less risk of heart disease and diabetes, while you can improve muscle health, memory, energy and mood by starting the day right."
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also found that people who consume a high-protein breakfast tend to eat fewer calories throughout the day compared to those who do not, due to the appetite-suppressing effect from dietary protein, thus providing satiety between meals.
But how can we practically incorporate a healthy breakfast into our daily eating habits? 

According to Herbalife’s Healthy Breakfast Survey, the top three motivators for Filipino  respondents to adopt a regular breakfast diet are if consuming breakfast contributes to health and well-being; if their breakfast can help in giving them more energy; and if their breakfast can be made more accessible to them.

With this in mind, perhaps making a few simple changes to daily living might do the trick – such as waking up 15 minutes earlier, opting for a quick and nutritious breakfast fix, or getting a friend or loved one to join you for breakfast.

While this marks a positive start to a long-term change in lifestyle habits, the type of breakfast choices one makes will also have an impact on overall health and well-being.

When it comes to selecting just what to eat for breakfast, Bowerman advocates following Herbalife's Global Nutrition Philosophy, according to which our total daily calories should be comprised of 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein, and 30 percent fats, along with 25g of fibre and eight glasses of water.

"A healthy, balanced breakfast should provide you with an adequate amount of protein, while a few pieces of fruit or vegetables can provide sustained energy and fibre. For healthy fats, nuts or avocado can serve as a delicious energy source for your body," adds Bowerman. "And if time is pressing, consider having a protein shake, like the Herbalife Formula 1 Shake – which is easy to prepare and provides all the nutrients required to start your day right."
So, all you need to have a healthy breakfast each day is a little time and commitment. Choose ingredients that are enjoyable and nutritious, and you can make it a habit to start the day right and will soon enjoy the benefits as you feel and look better, with more zest for life.


About Herbalife Nutrition

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products and programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, skyrocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. Herbalife Nutrition offers high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through its independent members in more than 90 countries. Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.

Herbalife Nutrition has over 8,300 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.4 billion in 2017. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Salad Bar for Healthy Snack

Are you into healthy lifestyle? Is food preparation a struggle in your part? And when you are out without "healthy baon" where do you dine in? Guess what, I found a place where I can still eat healthy... Discovering the Salad Bar is such a great find. I don't need to worry if in case I get hungry away from home.



A good choice of food to feed our body is one of the wisest decisions a person can ever do for himself. 


Last Friday, we had a long day, errands here, there and everywhere. It made us hungry and of course led us to finding food that will fit our healthy lifestyle goals. With so many choices around the area, we saw a part of the food choices.


First, you need to get your container from the staff, pick your own choice of fruits and vegetables, all fresh ingredients. They have mushroom, macaroni salad, shredded carrots, corn, cucumber, and a lot more. You can put as much as you want, as long as it still fits the container. Last thing you need to do is to put the dressings. Finally, the weighing time, to see how much your plate would cost. Surprisingly, it’s affordable, I can say. You can get it for only P30 per 100 gram.


Salad Bar is a good choice for any meal time. They offer the healthy combinations of fruits, vegetables and even nuts. Not the usual ready to eat salad that you can order from other establishments.  Plus, your creative side of making your own salad can be a challenge too. 


Mom & Daughter Foodie




What can you ask for? You can enjoy it while hanging out with family or friends at the Food Choices. You may have it for to-go too. We, health buffs and going-to-be health buffs can enjoy low calorie, high fiber, healthy salad only at Salad Bar PH. 

 SALAD BAR

Food Choices, Glorietta 4
GT branch Food And Art Galerie, 12 F
FoodHall, 3rd Floor, Zuellig Building
Robinsons Summit Branch Food Hall, 7th floor, Robinsons Summit Building


Saturday, July 14, 2018

GROW HAPPY WITH NESTOKID® FOUR

Happy and healthy comes together in the NESTOKID® FOUR Grow Happy Nation event happening from July 14 to 15 at the Midtown Atrium of Robinsons Place Manila and on July 21 to 22 at the SM City Dasmariñas Cavite Activity Center. Headlined by exciting activities and fun, learning opportunities for both parents and kids, NESTOKID® FOUR advocates the importance of providing children not only with the right nutrition needed to support their crucial developmental years, but also a happy environment where they can grow, flourish, and enjoy time with the family.


What it means to grow happy and healthy

All moms and dads want to see their kids grow happy and healthy, which is why they go to great lengths just to give their children the best, regardless of life circumstances.

NESTOKID® FOUR believes that raising happy and healthy children can start with something as simple as with choosing the right milk, as nutrition is vital for good health and well-being. NESTOKID® FOUR is specially formulated with L. Comfortis, a probiotic that helps strengthen tummies to provide better digestion and help in absorption of nutrients, making sure that kids get the nutrition they need during their growing-up years. It is also packed with Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and DHA for overall growth and development.


NESTOKID® FOUR, however, acknowledges that milk is just one of the key components to raising a happy and healthy child, and therefore encourages parents to complement proper nutrition with providing their children a nurturing environment where they can play, imagine, and bond with loved ones. The brand’s newest endorser and proud mommy of two, Melai Cantiveros-Francisco agrees saying, “I learned from my experience with Amelia that proper nutrition should go hand-in-hand with a happy home talaga. I really think it makes all the difference, lalo na ngayon na nakikita ko kung gaano siya ka-confident sa school at kung gaano kadali sa kanya makipagkaibiganDaig pa ako sa pagiging Ms. Congeniality!”

Join the Grow Happy movement


By joining the event prepared by NESTOKID® FOUR, parents and their kids can enter the activity area and learn more about how they can Grow Happy through four major stations: Laro (Play) allows kids to be physically active through a friendly game of ring toss, Likha (Art) gives participants the freedom to express themselves through lines and colors, while Musika (Music) challenges kids to a fun game of musical chairs with a twist. To cap it all off, NESTOKID® FOUR reminds parents about the importance of raising happy, healthy kids with a storytelling video at the final station, Nutrisyon (Nutrition).

Be part of the movement and drop by one of the two NESTOKID® FOUR Grow Happy Nation runs. Get a chance to also win a 1-year supply of NESTOKID® FOUR when you post photos from inside the Grow Happy Nation activity area using the hashtags #GrowHappy and #NESTOKID. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/NESTOKIDPH


About NESTOKID® FOUR
NESTOKID FOUR is the only growing up milk brand that contains L. Comfortis, a probiotic that may help in your child’s digestive health. NESTOKID® FOUR is not a breast milk substitute and is suitable for healthy children above 3 years old.



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

World-class Composers Create Banaue-Inspired Music to Pave Way for Rice Terraces Rehabilitation


Soil erosion and degradation, land abandonment, and lack of interest in farming. These are just some of the many issues that affect the Banaue Rice Terraces.




According to the local government of Banaue, around 600 hectares of the site is abandoned, contributing to its deterioration. This places the Banaue Rice Terraces at risk of being removed from the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In response to this, the Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project was formed. The project targets to restore and conserve the biodiversity and cultural practices at the site. One component of the project is to generate widespread public awareness and participation to the cause, and one of the initiatives to support this is the Banaue International Music Composition Competition (BIMCC).

After months of preparation, 20 composers from all over the world are heading to Banaue to see the world-famous Banaue Rice Terraces for the first-ever BIMCC. The 10-day immersion trip is meant to showcase the Ifugao culture and bring their issues closer to the composers for their deeper appreciation and understanding. 

“The Banaue Rice Terraces is more than just a breathtaking view. It is home for a community fueled by their culture,” stated General Jaime de los Santos, Project Manager of the Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project. “The area has faced a host of challenges in recent years, and we aim to bring it back to its full glory through the Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project. We recognize that there is much work to be done and what we’re doing is just a start. Through BIMCC, we want to call attention to the scale of the challenge and how the public can show support through a celebration of music and culture.”

The competition called for Banaue-inspired symphonic compositions and received an overwhelming response from composers all over the world, generating 84 entries.

Following screenings and deliberations, 20 composers were chosen to go on an immersion program in Banaue, where the top 10 finalists will be chosen at the semi-finals to be held at the Banaue Hotel. The chosen pieces will then be performed by an orchestra at the Grand Finals Night at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 25, 2018.


TITLE
COMPOSER
AGE
COUNTRY
Tugtugin para sa mga Supling ng Pinagsapin-saping Lupa
Christian Joshua Padre Ansale
21
Philippines (Rizal)
Water Steps
Bracha Bdil
29
Israel
Symphonic Suite “Archipelagos”
Theodoros Broutzakis
49
Greece
Beyond the Mountains
Jan Neland Cabuguas
32
Philippines (Negros Occidental)
Pagpapanumbalik
Jimuel Dave Dagta
27
Philippines (Quezon City)
From Wonder into Wonder. Green Steps to the Sky
Caterina Di Cecca
33
Italy
The Hills of Banaue
Jonathan Feasey (Shaw)
22
UK
Pugaw
Avner Finberg
35
Israel
The Story of Ifugao
Leon Firŝt
23
Slovenia
Hymn to Nature
Eteri Kourbanov
30
Israel
Terraces
Lee Jinjun
27
Singapore
Banaue Symphony
Raquel Sanchez Martínez
23
Spain
Symphonic Poem: The Rise of Banaue
Michele Masin
21
Italy
The Harvest of the Rice
Mario Alfredo Oyanadel Guiñez
27
Chile
Balitúk: The Divided Child
Charlie McCarron
31
USA (Minnesota)
Hudhud
Alessandra Salvati
49
Italy
Lightning Storms on the Terraces
Eduardo Soutullo Garcia
49
Spain
Kabunyan
Jem Robert Bautista Talaroc
27
Philippines (Quezon City)
Crossing the Rice Terraces
Miran Tsalikian
31
Greece
The Ifugao Cloud
Stefano Giannotti
55
Italy


“Through music, we are sending a strong message to the public and the world about the beauty and culture of the Banaue Rice Terraces. We hope to draw out attention from Filipinos to help restore our famous World Heritage site and the ecosystem that thrives in and around it,” shared BIMCC Artistic Director Professor Chino Toledo.

“All the Banaue-inspired compositions that we received from composers from all over the world signify how different cultures can relate to and work on a common goal of preserving an international treasure, as well as the diversity and rich heritage surrounding it,” added Toledo.

Helping out Filipino farmers and the agriculture sector has been a longtime advocacy of Universal Harvester, Incorporated (UHI). UHI President and CEO Dr. Milagros O. How.

“Our work on the Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project also calls attention to the need for greater support to the agricultural sector. UHI formed our advocacy arm under TOFARM to push for the advancement of the Philippine agriculture and to recognize farmers as the country’s heroes. Through these activities, not only are we unlocking potentials and boosting productivity, but also preserving our heritage as Filipinos,” explained Dr. Ong-How.

The first BIMCC Grand Prize winner will receive US$12,000 and two runners-up will each receive US$6,000.

The public can further support the cause by getting donor seats at the Grand Finals. Prices range from Php1,000 to Php5,000. Proceeds from the event will be used for the benefit of the projects to rehabilitate and restore the rice terraces starting at the Barangay View Point, Banaue, Ifugao.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Goldilocks Hosts The Cutest Event Ever


Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop, is always on the lookout for ways to bring out Pinoy Pride. As it proudly offers Filipino favorites and celebration essentials, Goldilocks makes sure that you don’t forget to celebrate little bundles of joy in your lives.

 





 

At the recently concluded Mamon Face Party, parents around the country proudly posted photos of their cute, chubby and cuddly children aged 1 to 5, via a Facebook photo contest. Out of over 8,000 participants, 50 lucky children were chosen to attend the Mamon Face Party, recently held at the SM Aura Samsung Hall.

 

At the event, the children got to play various games, learn the dance steps to the latest Goldilocks song Mamon Face, and even win exciting goodies. Lucas Arkin Garcia, the Mamonline Favorite with over 6,000 Facebook likes, got additional premium Goldilocks Goodies.







 

It was definitely the most adorable event ever! For more information of the Mamon Face event and Goldilocks, visit www.goldilocks.com.ph or like their Facebook or Twitter page @GoldilocksPH

 

 

 

 
 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Herbalife Nutrition Renews Nutrition Support for Philippine Volcanoes




Herbalife Nutrition, a global premier nutrition company, has renewed its commitment to providing premium sports nutrition for elite athletes through its partnership with the Philippine Volcanoes.

 “The Philippine Volcanoes is a team of committed achievers that has brought recognition to the country via its victories in international campaigns and tournaments. We are thrilled to be their nutrition partner to help improve and sustaine their performance in sports through our nutrition products and expertise,”said Rosalio T. Valenzuela, general manager, Herbalife Nutrition Philippines.

“We are both proud and excited with this renewal of commitment with Herbalife Nutrition. As athletes, we understand and share the company’s purpose in sharing good nutrition – we have specific nutritional requirements ourselves. And with Herbalife Nutrition supporting us in this way, we are positive regarding achieving more for our team and country,” shared Jake Letts, former team captain and now the general manager of the Philippine Rugby Football Union, Inc. (PRFU). The contract renewal was witnessed by PRFU athletes Evan Spargo, Steven Nea, Rassiel Sales and Monica Bolofer.

About Herbalife Nutrition Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products and programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, skyrocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. Herbalife Nutrition offers high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.


Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through its independent members in more than 90 countries. Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams. 

Herbalife Nutrition has over 8,300 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.4 billion in 2017. 

To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.  

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Baon-making tips for moms


With the school year starting, it’s back to worrying about whether to prepare packed meals for your child or just provide more allowance for food. Undoubtedly, letting them eat out is more time-saving and convenient. But while it’s a tempting option, doing this regularly is expensive and unhealthy.
 
As such, health experts often advise to make home-cooked meals - but of course, cooking at home is much easier said than done. It takes time and effort to create delicious and nutritious baon for kids, especially if yours are picky eaters. So to help you create healthy and yummy meals for their kids as the school year starts, here are some tips from Electrolux Philippines.
 
Plan your meals
Although it may seem tedious at first, meal planning is one of the best ways to save money and be more efficient at cooking.
 
Start by making an inventory of everything in your refrigerator and pantry. By knowing what you currently have, you can determine what meals to make, or what additional ingredients to buy. It’s wiser to pick recipes based on common ingredients, or things you can easily get from the store.
 
Planning meals are vital to your kids’ healthy diet so remember to choose balanced recipes with a good mix of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Interactive tools like meal planning applications and websites can also help make this task easier to manage by helping you create grocery lists, choose recipes, and track your children’s’ calorie intake.
 
Get creative with veggies
It’s no secret that most kids aren’t fond of their greens. One way to get your kids to eat vegetables is by using creative preparation and presentation - like making vegetarian sushi. Combine all kinds of vegetables or fruits with rice and seasoning to create tasty sushi rolls. Another way to serve veggies is to turn them into kebabs. By marinating and grilling them with herbs, garlic, and balsamic glaze, your veggies can achieve a deliciously tangy taste. Place them on skewers with some chicken or shrimp and you have a healthy lunch!
 
Healthy switches
Instead of buying packaged sweets and chips, give your kids sandwiches like peanut butter with sliced fruits, or grilled chicken & cheese with lettuce and tomatoes. Not only are they healthier, but more filling and satisfying as well. If you want variation from regular burgers, try switching the meat patties to tuna. It’s incredibly simple and cheap to make using canned tuna—not to mention, it’s also packed with nutritious omega 3, iron, and potassium.
 
As for drinks, you may opt to switch packaged beverages with homemade juices. Freshly made juices do not have added preservatives, sugars, and artificial flavoring. Just make sure you have a juicer or blender handy then get your kids to pick out what fruit blend they want for the day!
 
Let nothing go to waste
Making extra servings can actually help you save a lot of time since you no longer need to go through the lengthy prep time before every meal. You can easily store extra servings in the refrigerator or freezer to preserve their freshness, then heat them up when needed.
 
And don’t forget about leftovers! To make use of leftover ingredients, try making One Pot Meals – meals such as stews or pasta that you can make by putting together all your ingredients in one pot. The great thing about One Pot Meals is that you can be as creative as you like as long as the ingredients can complement each other. If you still have unused ingredients such as onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, or mushrooms, you can chop them up then put them in a pan. Afterwards, add the pasta, pour olive oil and season everything to taste.
 
Have the right kitchen appliances
When it comes to food preparation and cooking, Electrolux offers a wide variety of kitchen appliances to suit your every need.
 
If you’re worried about how long your leftovers or ingredients will last in storage, the Electrolux NutriFresh™ Inverter Refrigerator EHE5220AA can go a long way in helping you prevent food spoilage. Since it’s equipped with technology that stabilizes temperature, deodorizes, and minimizes water loss, fruits and vegetables can stay fresh for up to a week. It also lessens utility costs because of its energy saving features.
 

 
If you live in a condo or apartment with a smaller kitchen, the Electrolux Tabletop Microwave Oven with Grill & Convection EMS3087X is the right fit for you. This 4-in-1 appliance combines the convenience of a microwave and the performance of an oven, grill and even a steamer, which allows you to prepare different types of dishes so your kids won’t get tired of the same old thing.
For something bigger but just as versatile, you can use the Electrolux Built-In Oven EOB2200BOX to bake, grill, and roast food. It comes with the InfiSpace™ feature that can extend the 68-litre capacity to a 74-litre capacity to give you plenty of room to cook multiple dishes in one go. It also comes with an enamel coating that repels grease and dirt, making it easier to clean.
 

If you’re looking for a convenient way to cook, you can use the Electrolux Built-in Induction Hob EHED63CS. Induction is faster and uses much less energy than other cooking technologies because it heats the cookware directly while the cooktop remains cool in the process, making it safe to touch and easy to clean perfect for creating delicious dishes in less time and with less fuss.
 
Although preparing packed meals at home can seem tiresome and overwhelming, the long term pay-off is worth it. Not only is it more nutritious for your child, but more cost-friendly as well. Cooking isn’t always easy, but with a bit of practice, time, and guidance, you’ll eventually see that there are plenty of ways to be creative and efficient when it comes to making baon everyday!
 
For more tips on healthy eating, visit visit www.electrolux.com.ph and follow @ElectroluxPhilippines on Facebook and Instagram or @ElectroluxPH on Twitter.