Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Essential Benefits of Vitamin C

While doing my daily routine in the net, I happened to click an article about rheumatism and vitamin C. So I decided to read it because I wanted to know how vitamin C can help for patients with rheumatism since my mother has that kind of illness. Studies show that Vitamin C, one of the major and healthful components of orange juice and some veggies is good for arthritis and rheumatism. It helps protects against arthritis and rheumatism which can work best if you combine it with B- complex vitamins.

How does it work? Since rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis make capillaries lead blood cells into the joints, the immune system responds as if these blood cells were invading bacteria, triggering a painful inflamed in the joints. That is why vitamin C is essential for manufacturing collagen, a protein needed to form the soft tissue in bones and joints. Several studies also show that vitamin C can reduce cataracts, minimize allergies and reduce the risk of gallbladder disease.

So what are you waiting for- stock up your vitamin C now!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Durian, Durian, Durian!

abundant supply!

open up!

so yummy!

The province of Davao is known throughout the world as the capital city of durian. Visiting Davao is always a treat. It never ceases to amaze every visitors coming because of the fruits it served. People here are so delight because of the unending supply of the durian fruit staring from the month of June up to the present. You can see everywhere and anywhere in the streets people who are selling durian fruits which are so affordable. This year is the most blessed year because of the abundant supply of the fruit that ranges from P15-30 per kilo depending on the variety. Have you tried tasting it? Well, they say “Once you have tasted durian, you will never leave Davao” That seems to be true to people like me who find joy in eating the pale yellow flesh with creamy custard like texture and very sweet taste that comes from the hard thorny rind. Others even said that “It smells like hell but tastes like heaven”, which is true because it is even banned in hotels and public transportation like airplanes because of its foul smell but to tell you once you tasted it you will crave for more.

If you don’t like to eat the fresh, people in Davao created various recipes with its main ingredient is the durian flesh. They are already available in the market like durian candy, durian pie, durian ice cream, and durian cappuccino. There is a secret way to wash away the smell of your hands after eating durian. You wash your hands with the durian seed to get rid of the smell.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Eat Your Fish

It is really hard when somebody in the family is sick. Everything is affected especially on the kind of food to eat. Recently my mother is claiming for pain on her both knees. The doctor said it was arthritis. We know that arthritis has many don’ts when it comes to food. That is why we only served fish in every meal which sometimes feels I don’t like anymore but when I read about the benefits that we can get from fish, then I’d rather go for fish than meat. When it comes to nutrition, fish is deemed more healthful. Fish can lower the rate at which the liver manufactures fat. It reduces the tendency of blood to clot. It repairs the arteries which are damage by the lack of oxygen due to fatty deposits. Lowers blood pressure and lower the risk of oral and digestive tract cancer by as much as 40% and esophageal cancer by 30%. It also reduces tumor growth. It is proven beneficial to rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil can lower joint swelling, ease morning stiffness and lessen fatigue in people. Good thing about fish is it blocks breast cancer because of the omega 3 fatty acid which boosts the immune system’s ability to respond to develop tumors. Fish has Vit. A, C and D, iodine, phosphorus, calcium and copper which are essential for our health. So don’t ignore your fish now. Eat a lot of it instead of meat.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

What It Takes To be a Housewife?

I would like to share this very inspiring story about a husband complaining about his wife who is not working and only stays at home. I hope this will change the concept of every husband towards their wife, instead admire and love them more after reading this story. This is an emailed story from a friend and it is already circulating worldwide but for the sake of other people who have not read. This is the story and you can also share this to your friends especially the married man.

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed:

"Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen.

God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish. The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman. He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping, then drove home to put away the groceries, paid the bills and balanced the check book. He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog.

Then it was already 1 P.M. and he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home. Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their homework, then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.

At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper.

After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed. At 9 P.M . he was exhausted and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaint.

The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said: - "Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, oh! oh! please, let us trade back."

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied: "My son, I feel You have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were. You'll just have to wait nine months, though. You got pregnant last night."

Friday, September 10, 2010

The End of Ramadan

Eid-il-Fitr as known to the the Christian majority and other non-Muslims as "Wakas ng Ramadan" or End of Ramadan. It has been recognized by the Filipino Government as a regular holiday by virtue of Republic Act No. 9177 signed into law last Nov. 13, 2002. The law was enacted in deference to the Muslim-Filipino community and to promote peace among other religions in the Philippines. For this year, September 10 is declared a special non-working holiday by Pres. Aquino in giving tribute to the end of the Ramadan of our Muslim brothers and sisters.

Happy Feast Day!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Search Engine and Social Media Marketing Workshop

Nowadays, most of the people who are engaged in small or big corporations gain access from the net. They make their business known by having a website wherein people from throughout the world can access to it. Well, that’s how powerful the internet is. It is done by simply typing to the search engine the word that you are searching, click the word search, and then automatically displays all the related sites. But there are still questions regarding on how search engine and social media marketing works. How to be on top of the searches in the internet? That is the work of the Search Profile Index which will be discussed online on
September 9, 2010, 10:00-11:00am. It is entitled “Search Engine and Social Media Marketing webinar”. If you are interested to join the said event feel free to send a message so that you will be given a webinar link to use to login to the site. They also set a three days workshop entitled “Sales Tactics Using Engine and Social Media Marketing workshop” from September 28 to 30 at Room 207, Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Rockwell Drive, Makati City. This workshop will give the participants the tools on how to use the search profile index in monitoring social media activities. Search engine and social media marketing are very important because it will the business owners the strategies of how to be on top of their competitors. That is why this coming workshop is important because a lot of exciting and interesting topics are prepared for the participants, so come and join on the said event.

Search Profile Index

Friday, September 3, 2010

Something Fishy

Fish is the most preferred viand in every meal because it has a great source of protein and contains healthy fats that will help reduce cholesterol and improve health. It has omega 3 fatty acids that help keep the heart and even improve the mood of every person. That is why it is important to know the different ways of preparing fish and enhancing the flavor or creating a new way of cooking it. Though I’m not an expert cook but I see to it that the fish is tasty. I drop some herbs and mix together with sauces. Just tips for everybody, if the fish is not really fresh, add some lemon, lime or apple juice. Put some lemon juice on the fish or put a small amount of wine or vinegar to enhance the taste of the fish. If you are going to marinate a fish, you should always keep the fish in the refrigerator while it is marinating. The marinated sauce of the fish can be cooked as sauce of the fish. Fish can be fried in many ways. Try adding both butter and oil to vary the taste. Dust the fish with flour or breadcrumbs as in my case I put some ground garlic before frying or dip in beaten egg and sprinkle some herbs such as parsley.

Enjoy eating!