Sunday, July 4, 2010

Street Food, Dirty!

I’ve been warning my son not to eat street foods. I guess I am not the only parent who do that. But how come street foods still sell like hotcakes? There are so many people who could not be stopped from eating them despite the risks. How about you? Are you fond of street-foods too?

Guys do you know how they are prepared? Do you know how they’ve been exposed to dust and bacteria because of the careless and unsanitary preparation? I once passed by the railroad and there I saw carts of street vendors being prepared for vending. I saw flies all over and they were feasting on the bottles of sauces. And then one time I saw hotdogs on sticks, isaw, and many more and they were not even covered. How much dust and bacteria were able to invade those hotdogs before they reach the consumers? I could not imagine the countless flies and cockroaches that have possibly touched them before you. How about those banana cues displayed without covers and yet people buy and eat them. Apart from the dust and bacteria exposure, they are being cooked in the same old cooking oil over and over again. Do you know how toxic that oil has gone? Do you know that you are ingesting the toxic substance that goes with them? How about the cold sago, gulaman and other juices along the street? Do you know where they got the water for those "palamig"? You eaters of street foods, how could you sacrifice your health just like that? 

We don't need to be expensive on our foods but we have to practice safe and healthy eating all the time.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Just lately, I learned about the health benefits of watermelon! I never really knew how nutritious this fruit could be! This fruit of the summer season was not even listed among my favorites before. When I was young, my mother would buy one big one watermelon everyday and would slice them into cubes for the whole family to enjoy. Every one would feast and delight on it but I was the only one who would only eat a cube or two and would not care for more. It was so watery to my taste and I could not find so much enjoyment. However when I came to know that watermelon is one of the most nutritious fruit in the world, I decided I should eat more of this whether I like it or not. When I started eating this fruit it was only there and then that I came to appreciate its refreshing effect on my body. The red, watery and sweet meat of watermelon makes it unique from other fruits. Eating a big slice of this fruit each day has been my habit ever since summer takes over the season. I could see fruit vendors selling them in abundance so I have no problem where to buy one. Every morning as I arrive at work, a slice of watermelon is my starter. Who would not delight on this fruit when it is a powerful natural antioxidant, and rich source of beta-carotene, lycopene, Vitamins C, B & B6, magnesium, thiamine, potassium, and amino acid? I think I have all the reasons to eat more of this fruit now. How about you?

How to Get Full Health Benefits from Fruits

Do you know that we don't just eat fruit to get all its benefits?  We have to know how to eat fruits properly.  We  have been so used to eating fruits as desserts.  We eat our slices of fruits right after taking our meal isn't it? Well, little did we know that this is a wrong way of eating fruits? So what is the right way then? Well the right way is to eat fruits on empty stomach only. In order to get the utmost benefits from fruits every one should eat fruits this way. Here are the reasons why:

Eating fruits on empty stomach guarantees its detoxifying effect in our whole body system, and supplication of enough energy for the day.

We should never eat whole meal with the fruits because once the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food just goes to spoil.

Eating fruits with empty stomach will totally prevent the production of gas and hence no bloating of stomach at all. Each time we eat fruits after our meal, it is most likely to go burping soon after, or complain of stomach bloating, or even running to the toilet. This is because when the fruit mixes with the other food it results into production of gas that causes all these kind of problems.

Eating fruits on empty stomach is a guarantee to get all the healthy benefits of fruits that results into a more beautiful, healthier, stronger and happier you.

So next time, whatever fruit are you’d eat... mango, banana, honey dew, watermelon, papaya, kiwi, orange, apple, durian, avocado, chico, pineapply, grapes, and what have you... eat them on empty stomach. This will give you the utmost benefits you will surely appreciate and feel happy about.