Monday, August 30, 2021

Stop renting and level up to owning your house at Lumina Ozamiz

 


Living in the comfort of your own home is one of the best feelings ever. And I guess, everyone can relate to that. Having no worries on monthly rent, that’s already a life to celebrate.

The convenience of going home everyday to your own place with security provided in your community, gives you all the reasons to settle in a peaceful place yet with some heritage and stories to tell.

You can decide then to stop wasting your hard-earned money paying for rent but level up from leasing to owning a house and lot. Experience that feel-good milestone in your life as an individual or as a family.  For most people, acquiring your own property is an achievement that makes you feel like a winner.

Because now a days, owning a real estate property is one of the best investments you can start acquiring. The value of properties increases most of the time, and that's a sign.

Check on places like city provinces. I've discovered that Ozamiz is known as the historical, cultural and pilgrimage destination in Mindanao, truly rich in history. 

Lumina Ozamiz is composed of a large scale of land with 10.2 hectares which offers 1,467 units in total. It is located in Brgy. Labo, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. 4-kilometers away from the City Proper with at least 12 minutes’ drive.   


HOUSE MODELS

 AIMEE ROWHOUSE



If you have a family of three and, or like to be independently living alone? This is a great news for you! Lumina Ozamiz offers Aimee Rowhouse, a BARE type and a bungalow type unit in which you can choose to design your own house. 

It has a minimum of 36 square meters with floor area of 22 square meters. With one (1) provision for living and dining area, kitchen, toilet and bath, provision for a bedroom and a service area. 




Aimee RH is composed of plain cement finish floor with a skim coated finish on the interior and a skim coated painted finish on its exterior, steel door on the main and service area, a PVC door on toilet and bath. And, a steel casement windows, with concrete slab and without cabinet door kitchen counter, a flush type water closet. Lastly, a long span roofing on steel frames. 

 

ADRIANA TOWNHOUSE



If you are looking for a bigger house than the previously mentioned one? Then, Lumina Ozamiz gives you Adriana TH. It is a two-storey townhouse with a minimum lot area of 36 square meters with floor area of 44 square meters. With living and dining area, provisions for two (2) bedrooms, a carport and a service area.

Adriana Townhouse is made of a plain cement finish floor and a plastered finish with floor tiles on toilet and bath. Its wall is a skim coated finish on interior wall, a painted plastered finish on exterior wall and with ceramic tiles on toilet and bath. Its doors and windows are the same with Aimee Rowhouse except for the ceramic tiles on toilet and bath wall and the painted fiber cement board on the exterior ceiling.

 

ANGELI SINGLE FIREWALL 



Lumina Ozamiz offers single firewall unit for your own convenience. Angeli SF is a two-storey single firewall and basic type kind of a unit with minimum lot area of 60 square meters and floor area of 42 square meters. Provision for one (1) living and dining area, kitchen, toilet and bath, provision for two (2) or three (3) bedrooms, with own carport and service area.

When it comes to its floor, wall, doors, windows, kitchen counters and ceiling they have the same specification with Adriana Townhouse except for its flush type water closet and pre-painted ribbed type roof with flashing on steel frames.

There is also, ANGELI DUPLEX, as to specifications and features it is one and the same with Angeli SF. But, it is a duplicate unit attached to each other.

                                


ARMINA SINGLE FIREWALL


Armina Single Firewall is much bigger than the Angeli model house. If you want to move-in right after without worrying about the house accessories such as floor tiles, wall partition and ceiling. Well, this unit is the best for you. Less hassle and easy moving-in

It’s a two-storey single firewall but a complete package. It has a minimum lot area of 54 square meters and floor area of 42 square meters. With living and dining areas, kitchen, toilet and bath, provision for three (3) bedrooms, with own carport, service area, with ceiling and wall partitions already.

The floor, doors, windows, walls, ceiling, water closet and roof have the same specifications with Angeli Single Firewall except for that of ground floor tiles and kitchen counter with concrete slab with tiles but without cabinet doors.

The same with Angeli SF, Lumina Ozamiz also offers ARMINA DUPLEX.

You and your family will definitely enjoy the amenities available at Lumina Homes.


  • Gazeebo
  • Shuttle Service
  • Playground
  • Basketball Covered Court
  • Guarded entrance with 24 hours roving personnel security




Wonderful Amenities to enjoy with your family!


Lumina Ozamiz is also known for its great establishment nearby. In relation to that, the project is near the Labo Church, just no reason to missed out a great start of your day with our God’s Grace and Wisdom. 


As we, Filipinos are known for our religious traits. Worried about your children’s education? Worry no more, because Labo Central School and Labo National High School, are walking distance to your home location. And with great Universities, just 4-kilometers away to the City Proper and with their shuttle service, you’ll children will be in good hands and will safely arrived their individual schools in time. And lastly, not to be missed out with, Lumina Ozamiz is just 2.2 kilometers away from the City Airport.


Different types of financing scheme

Pag-ibig 
Bank
Spot Cash
Deferred Cash 
In-house financing

Their staff will help you in deciding what financing scheme is best suited for you.

If you are traveling from the Eastern part of Misamis Occidental, you’ll reach Lumina Ozamiz through the New Diversion Road via Clarin to Ozamiz City. And, if you are traveling from the Western and Southern part, from Lam-an National Highway. Turn right going to the Airport Road, upon reaching Misamis Union High School and Golden D Inn, turn left. Pass through Brgy. Molicay and enter Barangay Labo with landmark “Welcome to Brgy. Labo”. Upon approaching 7k Wood Ventures, turn left going to the old bridge. Then, straight ahead until you reach the site. And we also have the newly built expansion --- Bacolod-Carangan Diversion Road to Brgy. Labo.  

 

BBB Project

The Build Build Build Projects aims to increase the country’s lack of infrastructure for the Philippine Economic Development. One of the BBB Projects is the Panguil Bay Bridge which connects the Tangub City, Misamis Occidental to Tubod, Lanao del Norte. Panguil Bay Bridge is a Mega Bridge Masterplan. This bridge will help reduce the traveling time of every individual. Once this bridge is completed, this will become the longest bridge in the Philippines with 3.7-kilometer long. 

Not just the longest but it also provides the most convenient interisland connection between Northern Mindanao. The time reduction of traveling from Ozamiz City to Mukas, Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte will be shorten to 20 minutes compared to Roro transportation. And, from Tangub City to Tubod, Lanao del Norte will be shorten to 10 minutes’ drive along the Mega Bridge. So, owning a property in Lumina Ozamiz with such development will be good investments and a home to stay at. 

If you have a family in Lanao del Norte, and you are current living in Lumina Ozamiz will no longer be of worry for that tiring and long-hour drive to your destinations across the ocean just to visit them in any occasions. Any time, any day you can travel and visit as many places as you can.

 

Nearby Tourist Location Spotted

If you are you the kind of person who likes traveling a lot to a beautiful sceneries and relaxing places? Then, good news for you! As Lumina Ozamiz is located in a province where which born with jaw dropping tourist destinations that is worth visiting for. And, here are some of those:


HOUSE OF SUMAN 

It is located in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Just 14.5 kilometers away from Lumina Ozamiz and it only takes 23 minutes ride via Airport Access Road to reach your destination. House of Suman has gained its reputation as the most visit food destination in the province for having 18 varieties of Filipinos beloved delicacy, Suman, is usually paired with coffee or a hot sikwate. 


HOYOHOY VIEW DECK and HOYOHOY STONE CHAPEL & THEME PARK 

It is located in Barangay Hoyohoy, Tangub, City, Misamis Occidental. It is best known as the “Tagaytay of the South”, for its beautiful and fresh air soothing feeling of being at the high ground. You could also enjoy taking great picture as the area around you has a breathtaking view of the mountains and it helps a lot calming your emotional distress. And, if you plan to visit these places, you might want to bring your leather jacket or hoodies because as the sun goes down, the temperature becomes relatively low. 

Hoyohoy View Deck and Hoyohoy Stone Chapel & Theme Park is just 12.7 kilometers away from Lumina Ozamiz. And the must-visit place in the province due to its scenic skyline view.


CALUYA SHRINE 

Is located in Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental and is over 90 kilometers away from Lumina Ozamiz site location. The Shrine is a replica of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer. The giant statue overlooks the Caluya and Murcielagos Bay with over one-hundred-ninety steps to conquer the top of the shrine, it may sounds tiring yet changeling ‘coz as you reached the top, the breathtaking view of the bays and mountains, the fresh air and cool breeze you’d experience is more than enough of a reward.



As we talk about the Caluya Shrine, you might as well visit the ---- COTTA FORT & SHRINE, best known locally as Birhen sa Cotta”. The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is carved in the exterior of the fort, which as time goes by, many believes that it is miraculously guarding and protecting the Ozamiznons at the entrance of the Panguil Bay. There are still many more places you’ve yet to discover and uncover in the province. You just have to breathe and make on your own choice, to where you’d want to stay with the best opportunities offers for you in Lumina Ozamiz.


Festivities & Occurrence in the Province

Festival is a Philippine culture which has been practiced a long time ago and it has been nurtured throughout generations after generations. It offers a chance to every Filipino to exhibits their rich culture and homage to the country’s history and each provinces --- patron saints. They are vibrant, joyous and big events celebrated with lots of show and cultural dances. Here are some festivals celebrated in the Province of Misamis Occidental:

SUBAYAN KEG SUBANEN, it is celebrated every 16th day of July in Ozamiz City. A day full of people participating in a street dancing competition which highlights the lifestyles of every Subanen (as one of the indigenous people in the Philippines) as portrays in songs and dances participated by different school in the province and with the LGU contingents using vibrant costumes and creative props design. It commemorates the Anniversary of the City of Ozamiz being a chartered city in July 16, 1948.



Every December 1st, Tangub City opens its grandest Christmas Village to the public. The city hailed as the “Christmas Symbol of the Philippines”, due to its cheerful celebration, dazzling display of Christmas lights on replicas of various iconic landmarks around the world, and is the most visited city during the month-long Christmas Celebration to witness the extravagant display of delightful shining art forms and the street is filled with enchanted Christmas decors.


Must-try Foods in the Locality 

Are you a foodie? Or do you like to discover new delicacies and amazing foods in just inside your home? Then, let me take you to the most demanded local delicacies in the province, even with the tourists.

Suman or rice-cake is a typical Filipino delicacy served during “merienda” but also during special occasions as such as local feast celebration and ‘simbang gabi’ season. These are made of glutinous rice wrapped with banana or fresh coconut leaves, usually served with hot sikwate or ripe mango as a complement. Also, it is great snack during rainy days.

Next, Ngohoing, is a local version of spring roll filled julienne vegetables (especially turnips, coconut heart palm and carrots), with minced pork, minced shrimps, garlic and onion seasoned with condiments. Everybody just love this new variety of lumpia and is good with ‘Puso’ (rice wrapped in leaves). 

And, Dragon Fruit Flavored Ice Cream, is a mixture of milk, cream, sugar, and of course the dragon fruit itself. If you’re an ice cream lover person, then great! This is for you, the creamiest and sweeties ice cream delights your fully deserved while comfortably in your home in Lumina Ozamiz, in a very sunny day.


PROMOS

For August, homeseekers can simply present their COVID vaccination card to enjoy as much as P1,000 off on reservation fees for all house models from Good JAB, Kabarangay! 

Finally, there’s 9 Years, 9 Wins, a raffle promo featuring 9 special prizes, ranging from home appliances to AllEasy load credits, and grocery packages. For every reservation, homeowners and sellers shall get 1 raffle ticket.


Where to Reserve

Amid pandemic, Lumina strived to make its home offerings and services available to many by launching a series of innovative, digital solutions:


  • Lumina Homes Online - one stop home reservation portal with interactive web map allowing homeowners to view exact unit location within subdivision and reserve through GCash, AllEasy, or credit card

  • Official stores in the e-commerce sites of Shopee and Lazada (1st real estate brand on Shopee)




  • Recently, it also launched its official stores in the social platforms: Viber Store, GLife Store, and Facebook Shopping Cart allowing prospect homebuyers to directly reserve a home through Viber, GCash App, and Facebook Messenger, respectively.

 

Call To Action

For further information, please contact Lumina Ozamiz at +63917-316-5287 (globe) or +63999-886-4338 (smart). Its office is located at JP Rizal Avenue, Washington Street, 50th Barangay, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental in front of Red Ribbon Ozamiz and beside 2GO Express Ozamiz Branch. 

 

You may also look for their official Facebook page – @LuminaOzamizOfficialPage. Or visit www.lumina.com.ph for more details.


7-Eleven’s Php55 to Php79 single-serve ready-to-heat HottaUlam meals are now available in over 2,000 stores in Luzon

 


There are times when we can't find a way to go to the market, prepare and cook our food. On-the-go individuals usually flock to the nearest convenience store when they need to go on a quick errands run — whether it be for food, personal care, or household items — at an affordable price. Now that the HottaUlam! single-serve and for-sharing food options are available in more 7-Eleven stores, everything is, almost literally, within reach.

 

Officially launched late last year, the various HottaUlam! Selections are now for sale in over 2,000 stores in Luzon

Customers can choose from any of the eight HottaUlam! single-serve variants to take home: Rico’s Lechon Binagoongan, Rico’s Lechon Sisig, Pork Laing, two sticks of Pork BBQ, Chicken BBQ, Fried Bangus, Pinakbet, and Ginataang Langka; at Php55 to Php79 per pack.

 

Larger servings for families and barkadas are available too! Ready-to-heat lutong bahay viands such as Pork Steak, Chicken Curry, and Beef Caldereta are priced at Php159 each and are good for two to three pax. Baliwag Liempo or Lechon Manok are also available at Php115 each.

 

These no-cook, easy-to-prepare #My711HottaUlam meals are the best choice for individuals and families who have a limited budget to spend and no time to spare. Because of the ongoing pandemic, many families experience the struggle of balancing work and life at home. 

Being the friendly neighborhood convenience store 7-Eleven is, it hopes to alleviate some of the burden through these convenient and affordable products.

 

7-Eleven has always been about making lives easier for the community, moreso during the pandemic when it launched the Bayanihan Savings and Selections initiative, which was to make grocery items available at more affordable prices.

 

If there’s a 7-Eleven store nearby,  you know that you’re all set for life — even when you’re on a budget. Head to the 7-Eleven store near you to get your HottaUlam! fix!

Don’t forget to wear your face mask and face shield, observe physical distancing, and follow safety protocols inside the store. Contactless payment methods like CLiQQ app and GCash are also encouraged to further ensure your safety.

Like us on 7-Eleven Philippines Facebook, follow @711ph on Instagram, and @711philippines on Twitter for more information.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Drag Den with Manila Luzon Wants to See You Get Your Drag On, on TikTok!

 


Do you have what it takes to be the first Pinoy Drag Supreme? Then this might be your opportunity to show everyone what you’ve got!

 

Drag Den Philippines, the first ever drag reality talent competition in the Philippines, has kicked off auditions on top short-form video app TikTok, where today’s biggest, undiscovered talents are strutting their stuff.

 

The show will be hosted by the inimitable drag icon Manila Luzon, who has grown popularity through several seasons of the US show RuPaul's Drag Race. As the unparalleled platform for creativity and self-expression, TikTok is the perfect platform where aspiring participants can add fun and excitement to their audition entries!

 

It doesn’t matter how you see yourself! TikTok and Drag Den PH are calling all drag queens, drag kings, bio queens, pageant queens, whoever your drag persona is - all drag artists 18 years old and above can take part in the Drag Den Philippines auditions, giving everyone a fair chance at being the first-ever Pinoy Drag Supreme! If you’re from Visayas and Mindanao, don’t worry, your airfare will be taken care of!

 

Joining is very easy! Just create a TikTok video showing your best before-and-after drag transformation look. You may choose to include the actual transformation process, or even a performance—anything goes! Feel free to use any song you like.

 

Post the video on TikTok with the hashtag #DragDenPHAudition and include a creative caption introducing yourself. Don’t forget to tag @dragdenph @wetvphilippines and to fill out this form: bit.ly/JoinDragDen. You may submit as many videos as you like.

 

Express yourself and show why you deserve to be part of #DragDenPhilippines. It’s time to show the world what you’ve got!

 

To learn more, head over to this link: https://bit.ly/DragDenOnTikTok

 


Y.O.U Beauty Launches in the Philippines with Lineup of Skincare and Beauty Best-Sellers for Today’s Modern Woman


Y.O.U Beauty, an international brand of HEBE Beauty Group, officially unveils its product portfolio of makeup, skincare, body care, and cosmetic accessories that will be available at its grand launch in the Philippines on August 29, 2021. 


Y.O.U Beauty, which stands for “Youthful. Outstanding. Unique.”, is committed to providing accessible self-care and beauty products that help women achieve lasting beauty and be the best version of themselves. 


According to PR Manager, Claire Miguel, Y.O.U Beauty is a brand created for today's modern woman and her diverse lifestyle. "Beauty customers today are more selective when it comes to the products they buy and use, and we have made it our mission to understand who we are creating these products for and what their needs are," she explains. 


Y.O.U Beauty was first launched in Indonesia in 2018 and has since received international recognition for their ability to localize their product offering and break the boundaries of traditional stereotypes to empower women to proudly embrace their diversity.


"Our customers come from all walks of life and we believe that no matter who they are, they should have access to products that inspire them to take care of themselves so they can bloom in long-lasting beauty," she expounds. "Y.O.U Beauty is for everyone. We want to help women glow their brightest, no matter what they do or where they come from."


The star products from Y.O.U Beauty 


With the launch of Y.O.U Beauty comes an exciting range of products made with the latest beauty technology from world-class suppliers. The brand's star collection for skincare, The Radiance White series, includes 5 products that clarify, refresh, nourish and protect an all-day glow:


  • The Radiance White Purifying Facial Foam helps with impurities and makeup residue for skin that looks clean and radiant 

  • The Radiance White Essential Toner, which soothes, hydrates, and promotes skin regeneration 

  • The Radiance White Nourishing+ Serum is packed with 9 brightening actives that improve the skin barrier 

  • The Radiance White Advanced Day Cream helps achieve a healthy, radiant complexion and protects against UV rays 

  • The Radiance White Active Night Gel moisturizes and revitalizes skin overnight with a relaxing lavender scent 


"The Radiance White Series is ideal for all skin types and helps brighten skin by eliminating dullness and hyperpigmentation and reducing the appearance of warts," shares Jaclyn Cayetano, spokesperson for HEBE Beauty. 


The brand's second star product comes from their makeup collection. The Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream contains coconut oil, which moisturizes the lips, and vitamin E, which preserves moisture and keeps the texture of the lips soft throughout the day. There are 19 shades in the product line which are launching in the Philippines. 


"When choosing a lip cream, women look for something that's not too bright or too dull. They want something that's just right, so we decided to launch 5 key shades, namely Kelly, Naked, Latte, Honey, and Fearless, for women to start their beauty journey through makeup with Y.O.U Beauty," Jaclyn adds. 


All products from Y.O.U Beauty are dermatologically-tested and hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive skin. 


Exclusive 9.9 grand launch celebration  


As part of the grand launch celebration, Y.O.U Beauty is holding a massive sale starting September 9, 2021 at their official stores on Lazada and Shopee. Free shipping promos, gift vouchers, and flash sales on the Radiance White Series and Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream will be available throughout the sale, so don’t forget to add to cart and checkout by midnight! 


The launch event will also stream live on Y.O.U Beauty's official social media pages on August 29, 2021 (Sunday) at 3pm, with a giveaway every 3 minutes! 


All the Y.O.U Beauty products will be available online through the brand's official stores on Shopee and Lazada and soon in retail stores nationwide including Watsons, SM Department Store, Robinsons Dept Store. 


Catch all the latest updates from Y.O.U Beauty by following their social media accounts:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/youbeautyph/ 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/youbeauty_ph/

YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC7zO2XZxRuMSTTsM2L7DZA

TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@youbeauty_ph?lang=en 




ABOUT Y.O.U BEAUTY 


Y.O.U Beauty is an international beauty brand from HEBE Beauty Group. Upholding the brand philosophy of “Long-Lasting Beauty”, Y.O.U Beauty is committed to providing all women accessible beauty with advanced technology and trendy design, inspiring them to keep an exquisite attitude, blooming their long-lasting beauty. With a presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and other markets across the world, Y.O.U Beauty understands the needs of consumers from different markets and provides them across a product portfolio featuring makeup, skincare, body care, and beauty tools. For more information please visit: https://youofficial.com/

OFFICIAL STORES 

Shopee - https://shopee.ph/youbeautyph 

Lazada - https://www.lazada.com.ph/you-beauty/ 


Monday, August 23, 2021

JobStreet empowers SMEs in Southeast Asia through virtual workshop

 


Driven by its dedication to empower small and medium enterprises (SMEs), leading online job portal JobStreet recently kicked off its Southeast Asia-wide virtual workshop series entitled “A Stronger Workforce During the Pandemic: The Resilience of SMEs.”  

The initiative aims to guide SME hirers in upgrading their workforce to improve talent attraction and retention amid the quarantine economy.

In the Philippines, the SME sector accounts for 99% of registered businesses and is considered the backbone of the economy. However, nearly two-thirds of SMEs in the country have been strongly affected by the pandemic according to a 2020 survey from the International Trade Centre.  



“SMEs faced abrupt changes to digital operations, logistical challenges, and even mental health issues since last year. And despite the challenges, the SME resilience is truly astounding, and we truly believe that their recovery is crucial to our economy’s survival,” said JobStreet Senior Sales Manager Ryan Tordesillas.

The local virtual workshop was attended by hirers from several industries such as manufacturing, BPO, advertising, financial services, and more. They learned more about the changes and trends in the local job market, as well as how to move their workforce forward amidst COVID-19.

JobStreet revealed that jobseekers today look for hirers that offer job security, readiness for remote work, and stance on relevant social and environmental issues. For hirers to meet these demands and attract talents, SMEs were advised to highlight how the company has adapted to the pandemic, provide other benefits if employees are required to report on-ground, and take a proactive stance on social issues that matter to the business.

The virtual workshop also tackled improving talent retention among SMEs as jobseekers now value flexibility in work hours as well as work-life balance and recognition more than ever. Investing in virtual tools while balancing governance and flexibility is one way to go for hirers. JobStreet also recommends organizing work chats, buddy systems, and engagement activities even virtually.

“SMEs must rethink the way they structure working spaces in these trying times. The best approach is to execute a human-centric culture within the company, and at the same time, enhance their efficiency by utilizing necessary tools and implementing benefits suited to their work setup,” advised JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca.

Attendees also had a sharing session during the workshop, where they were able to share insights on retaining and attracting employees.

“We really appreciate JobStreet for providing informative, practical, and relevant discussion with SMEs. I feel much better equipped as a human resource practitioner that will help our company achieve its goals and I look forward to putting this hands-on practice to use,” Envireau Pacific HR and Administration Head Reyna Fe Bulanda commented.  

Dexterous Group HR Manager Eva Andaya also shared her advice to fellow SME hirers, “Take it one day at a time; learn to prioritize and most importantly, to feel for their employees. HR role has evolved through these changing times, and we should be able to adapt to what we currently have.”

JobStreet has rolled out the virtual workshop in Malaysia and the Philippines, while other countries are scheduled to roll out their sessions within the year.

To learn more workplace advice, visit jobstreet.com.ph/career-resources/.

 

About JobStreet

JobStreet is a leading online job board presently covering the employment markets in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. JobStreet currently services over 230,000 corporate hirers and over 15 million jobseekers in its database.

 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

5 healthy eating habits that benefit moms during breastfeeding and beyond


It’s a given that breastmilk is still the best for babies. At this stage of motherhood, they need to observe healthy eating habits to meet their nutritional needs and support their body in making breastmilk for their little one. These healthy eating habits developed during their nursing years will also serve as a great foundation for their health later in life.

 

This Breastfeeding Month, Filipino plant-based brand Sekaya shares some healthy eating tips that can help moms stay healthy during and after the breastfeeding years.

 

Follow the pyramid. Moms can check the food pyramid to help them keep a well-balanced diet and ensure that they eat a variety of foods across all food groups in proper amounts. It is a dietary guide that serves as a reference on the optimal amount of nutrients one needs in any stage of their life. The country’s own Food and Nutrition Research Institute has a daily nutritional guide pyramid not only for pregnant women and lactating moms but also for toddlers to teens and adults to elderly, further helping moms plan their food for the entire household.

 


Go for the right fuel. Breastfeeding requires mothers to consume additional calories on top of their usual daily recommended calorie intake a day. This is because mothers need to replenish the nutrients that their bodies use in making milk. Choose the right calories by going for highly nutritious food, specifically those that are rich in iron, calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and D. Avoid eating empty calories such as processed and sugary foods and drinks. Eating too much of these foods increases one’s risk for various health problems, including common causes of premature death such as diabetes and heart disease.

 

Some greens aren’t always in. Green leafy vegetables are mainstays in a healthy diet, but mothers should be wary that not all greens are good for breastfeeding. Parsley, peppermint, and sage may have health benefits but lactating moms are advised to avoid these three leaves because they affect milk supply. Tea, which is derived from Camellia sinensis leaves, should also be avoided since it has caffeine and tannins that might cause insomnia to the mom and her baby who gets her breast milk.

 


Greens that are galactagogues are mother’s best friends during lactation, such as moringa or malunggay which is known for its superb powers in enhancing milk production. Other green leafy galactagogues include spinach and kale.

 

Choose healthy snacking. Having little healthy snacks throughout the day can help nursing moms refuel their body and curb hunger. While it might be enticing to get some fast food and processed food to cut down meal prep, they will only do more harm than good. Instead, stock up on food that are dense in nutrients and are plant-based such as fruit or nut bars, smoothies made from fruits and vegetables, veggie snacks like singkamas and boiled kamote and saba, and fresh fruits.

 

Be discerning when it comes to supplements. It’s possible that eating healthy food may still be inadequate in supporting a mom’s health needs. Mothers can rely on natural, plant-based supplements like moringa to help them achieve their daily recommended nutrition intake. After all, it’s a superfood that’s packed with over 90 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, and amino acids potent enough to help address 300 diseases—making it a great supplement for any stage of motherhood too.

 

But not all moringa supplements are safe for mom and baby. Moringa plants are nature’s filters since they absorb and store environmental pollutants, particularly heavy metals and toxins. The quality of a moringa supplement depends on the quality of its raw ingredients and how they are processed. Non-organic, low quality moringa supplements may put moms and babies at risk of getting exposed to these pollutants.

 

Sekaya Organic Moringa is the only 500mg EU-certified organic moringa supplement in the country that is 100% sourced and manufactured in the Philippines, meaning it has met international standards on how it’s produced and processed. Made with moms and their babies in mind, this product is tested against microbial contamination, pesticide residues, heavy metals, and molds—ensuring them that what they consume is safe and of high-quality. 

 

To help moms get quality moringa supplements in as many ways as possible, Sekaya Organic Moringa is now available in select Mercury Drug stores and in Synnovate’s official stores in Lazada and Shopee.

 

Sekaya is a Filipino plant-based brand that provides natural, science-backed products to support your health goals and daily wellness. Sekaya is under Synnovate Pharma Corporation, the natural products company of UNILAB. Learn more about how you can benefit from Sekaya’s plant-based solutions and get health tips and information at https://www.sekaya.com.ph/ and by following @sekayaph on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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