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Feature: Sappe Beauti Drink

Monday, November 09, 2015

     Skin care is important for me. I always see to it that I use trusted yet affordable products that will take good care of my skin. Here in our country, whitening and anti-aging products are very popular. Whitening soaps, creams, lotions, and serums to name a few. These are the products that take care the outer layer of our skin. Aside from these, there are also oral medication intended for skin lightening and tightening but most of them are expensive.

      A friend of my sister asked me last month if I've heard Sappe Beauti Drink because it's very popular in Thailand and a very effective drink. Long before this conversation, I've seen and tried this oh so yummy fruit drinks that contain skin beautifying ingredients. Taking care of our skin outside is not enough. It's also advisable to take care of our skin from within so if you think drinking oral medication hurts your budget, then think again. Let me introduce to you Sappe Beauti Drink.
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Sappe Beauti Drink in Glutathione, Collagen, Fiber, and Goji Berry
     Sappe Beauti Drink is a functional drink. These fruit juices are loaded with skin care and healthy functions that fits your lifestyle. These fruit juice drinks have different functions that will benefit the skin and body as a whole. I can say drinking these kind of products are more efficient and cost-effective because the liquid ingredients are easily absorbed in the gut than oral medications in tablet or capsule form.
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Sappe Beauti Drink in Glutathione, Collagen, Fiber, and Goji Berry
     Since beauti drink is packed in a ready-to-go pretty bottles, it's easy to drink and bring them anytime, anywhere. It's available in leading stores nationwide. Drinking one or two variants a day to whiten the skin or fade the wrinkles away!
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Sappe Beauti Drink in Glutathione
     If you're aiming to lose or maintain your weight, you can also add this drink every meal. It's a great replacement for sodas and iced teas that contains lots of sugar and will just make you fat in the long run.
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Sappe Beauti Drink in Fiber
So here are the variants of Beauti Drink that you have to try now!

Beauti Drink Collagen – 1,000mg
     The Collagen Formula: Contains 1,000 milligrams of Grade a Collagen, extracted from deep sea fish. The Collagen is imported from Japan, a country known to be one of the best sources of Collagen.

  • Tightens Hair Follicle
  • Prevents Osteoporosis
  • Increases skin moisture and elasticity

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Sappe Beauti Drink Collagen
Beauti Drink Fibre with L-Carnitine – 8,000mg
     The Fiber Formula: Contains 8,000 milligrams of Fiber, equivalent to Fiber extracted from 8 Oranges or 2 pomelos. This formula helps the large intestine function better and especially suited for those with bowel movement problems. It is also recommended for those who are worried about weight gain. The formula helps flatten the belly. Results can usually be seen within 2 hours after drinking, depending on the health of the consumer. The ingredients include L-Carnitine, which helps burn fat without having to exercise.

  • Burns Fat
  • Helps Build Muscles
  • Helps promote metabolism

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Sappe Beauti Drink Fiber
Beauti Drink Glutathione – 100mg
     The L- Glutathione Formula: Contains 100 milligrams of Glutathione extracted from Pine Barks and Vitamin E. This formula helps protect you from the radicals of the sun and helps control skin pigmentation, making your skin brighter and lighter. It is recommended for those who like fair skin.

  • Whitens skin
  • Protects skin from sun and pollution
  • Promotes reproduction of new cells for healthier skin

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Sappe Beauti Drink Glutathione
Beauti Drink Berry Bright – Goji berry extract and Lutein
        Beauti Drink Berry Bright: For anyone who want to maintain eye health and good eyesight, SAPPE Beauti drink Berry bright, which contain Goji berry extract, Lutein, also high source of Vitamin A, C, E, B2, B6, Folate, Niacin. As Goji berry is a powerful antioxidant. Eating Goji berry on a daily basis can improve eyesight and gives stronger immune function. Lutein is called a carotenoid vitamin. It is related to beta-carotene and vitamin A. It is also called an ‘eye vitamin’ which can prevent eye diseases.
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Sappe Beauti Drink Berry Bright
     I'm sure you're all excited to try these beauti drinks but some of you may have questions in mind. Here are the frequently asked question and the immediately answer to guide you in drinking beauti drink.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Is Beauti Drink Safe?
     Yes, Beauti Drink is safe to drink. Beauti Drink is approved by Food and Drug Authority of the Philippines. Also, Beauti Drink is the leading functional drink in Thailand.

2. What is the recommended intake of Fiber, Gluta and Collagen?
     You can drink more than 1 bottle a day of  Beauti Drink Fiber, Gluta, Collagen and Goji Berry :)

3. What are the health benefits?
     Main benefits of beauti drink depends on the variants: glutathione for fair skin, collagen for young and supple skin, fiber for weight loss and management and goji berry for healthy eyesight.

4. Is there any side effects?
     There are no side effects of in drinking Beauti Drink.

6. For what age is Beauti Drink?
      Beauti Drink is recommended for 15 years old and above.

7. Can pregnant women and lactating mom take Beauti Drink?
     Beauti Drink is not recommended for pregnant and lactating mom.

     These beautifying drinks are available in 7-Eleven, HBC, Mercury Drugstore, Mini Stop, Puregold, Watsons, and SM Supermarkets. Have you tried drinking beauti drink? What's your favorite variant? If you'll ask me, I like all the flavors! Share your thoughts on the comment section below. Let's drink beauti drink juices because it's good for the skin. Drink to a healthier you with Beauti Drink. Each bottle is packed with beautifying nutrients, drinking a bottle a day is a refreshing way to stay young and fit, even when you’re on the go! 

Have you tried these awesome beauti drinks? What's your favorite flavor? 

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The Dangers of Sick Days

Saturday, August 22, 2015

     I always worry if Kenzo is showing signs of fever. I can't focus on what I'm doing and I can't even sleep at night. I became paranoid and keep on checking his temperature from time to time. He was confined in the hospital once, and I'm always praying that it won't happen again. Since Kenzo is already a pre-schooler, I don't want him to get sick because he will be absent in class. When kids skip school due to illness, they miss more than just a class – they miss opportunities for growth

     More and more Filipino children are contracting viral and bacterial disease because of weak immune systems, a recent clinical study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism reveals. This growing prevalence of infection in school-age populations is particularly urgent because a single sick day may affect many different facets of your child’s life, including time-sensitive activities like going to school to attend classes.
The Dangers of Sick Days
     Multiple sick days are likely to set back your children’s education, as well as their overall development and growth. Classes are typically dependent on very specific timelines, and whenever schoolchildren get sick, they miss valuable lessons that may prove to be crucial later on in the school year. This compromises the pacing for their growth as individuals. It can be very hard for students who are often absent to get back on track.

     With school in full swing, it’s important to make sure that your children are kept safe from infection. Thus, there is a strong need for better ways to give children the nutrients they need to stay healthy.

     Thankfully, parents have an easy, enjoyable way to help protect kids from infection and keep them in school – pineapples.
The Dangers of Sick Days
A serving of pineapple a day helps strengthen immunity

     Just what do canned pineapples have that make them our children’s new disease-fighting sidekicks? As studies show, a lot actually!

     The said clinical study checked the possible effects of canned pineapples as a practical immunity booster. A nine-week randomized, controlled trial was conducted on 98 elementary school students in Paco, Manila. The students were divided into three groups. Two of the three groups of children were regularly served Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits. The third group served as the control group and was not given any canned pineapples. 

     Only the groups who took regular servings of Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits had an increased resistance to disease and infection, with those taking two servings (140g per serving) demonstrating higher granulocyte production. 
The Dangers of Sick Days
Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits
     Granulocytes are key components of white blood cells and are important players of the immune system. They are the fighter cells that detect and kill disease-causing viruses and bacteria. Finally, a healthy solution that’s tastier than most!

     The results show that adding 2 servings of canned pineapples to your children’s daily diet goes a long way towards protecting them from sickness. Giving children #DMPineappleADay is a quick, easy, and delicious way of strengthening their immunity, while supplying much-needed nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, fiber, and manganese. 

     A stronger immune system can help prevent children from missing out on many opportunities. With this, children will be able to fight off infection, keep attending classes, and make the most of their precious time in school.

Product Review: Metamucil Fiber Powder

Monday, July 20, 2015

     Hi dearies! It's review time once again. I miss doing product reviews and to start here's my honest to goodness review of Metamucil Fiber Powder. But before that, let me give you a brief introduction on Metamucil. This post is loaded with information from Metamucil's website and from what I've learned during the launch. Metamucil was launched last June 24 at M Cafe. It was an intimate lunch with lifestyle and health bloggers together with Metamucil's brand ambassador Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan.

     During the launch, I've learned that there are different kinds of fiber. Aside from getting it from the food that we eat, there are also other sources of fiber in order for us to meet the daily requirement fiber intake. If you're  along time reader of this blog, I presume you've seen a post that I'm taking psyllium fiber for more than five years now. To know more about Metamucil and my thoughts about this product scroll down dearies!
Product Review: Metamucil Fiber Powder
    To cut the long story short, the Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute, recommends Filipino adults to consume 20 to 25 grams of dietary fiber daily. 1 If you find it difficult to include fiber-rich food in your daily diet, you can consider taking dietary fiber supplements like Metamucil®, the World’s #1 Selling Fiber Supplement 2 made with 100% natural psyllium fiber, to help you meet your fiber goals. 

     Psyllium is a great source of fiber from the husk of the seeds of the plant PlantagoOvata, providing four health benefits: helps promote digestive health, helps lower cholesterol to promote heart health*, helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of a healthy diet, and helps you feel less hungry between meals. 3,4. It is a viscous soluble fiber, which forms a gel to trap waste, bile acid, and sugars. The gel passes through the gut, taking the waste and some cholesterol, and slowly releasing sugars to be absorbed by the body.4,6
Product Review: Metamucil Fiber Powder
Metamucil Daily Fibre Supplement in Orange Smooth Flavor
Psyllium fiber provides four health benefits. It does the following:

  • Helps promote digestive health – Psyllium aids as a stool softener for constipation and a stool normalizer for diarrhea1 
  • Helps lower cholesterol to promote heart health – Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from Psyllium husk may reduce the risk of heart disease by reducing cholesterol1 
  • Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of a healthy diet1 
  • Helps you feel less hungry between meals – When Psyllium fiber thickens and forms into a gel inside the stomach, this action slows down digestion and absorption, contributing a sensation of fullness and allowing you to feel fuller between meals4

1 A. Moreyra. “Expert Views: The Health Benefits of Dietary Fibre” in GI Health & Wellness. Issue 4. Febuary 2011. 
2 Food and Nutrition Research Institute. FNRI Digest: Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intakes for Filipinos. Retrieved from: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1122 .Assessed May 18, 2015. 
3 Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health Nutrition Source. The Nutrition Source - Fiber. 
Retrieved from: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates/fiber/. 
4 McRorie, J. W. (2015) Evidence-Based Approach to Fiber Supplements and Clinically Meaningful Health Benefits, Part I. Nutrition Today, Vol 50 (2). 
5 National Library of Medicine. Medline Plus – Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber. Retrieved from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002136.htm
6 United States Department of Agriculture. Dietary, Functional and Total Fiber. Retrieved from: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/DRI/DRI_Energy/339-421.pdf
Product Review: Metamucil Fiber Powder
Metamucil Daily Fibre Supplement in Orange Smooth Flavor nutrition facts
     Here are important things (information/direction) on how to take Metamucil. Kindly refer to this guide that was taken from metawellness.com

New Users: Start with 1 serving per day; gradually increase to desired daily intake. You may initially experience changes in bowel habits or minor bloating, as your body adjusts to increased fiber intake.

Bulk-forming fibers like psyllium husk may affect how well medicines work. Take this product at least 2 hours before or after medicines.

Uses
For feeling less hungry between meals*
Adults 12 yrs. and over: Two rounded teaspoons in 8 or more oz. of liquid with meals, up to 3 times daily.

For lowering cholesterol to promote heart health† 
Adults 12 yrs. and over: One rounded teaspoon in 8 oz. of liquid, 3 times daily.

For maintaining healthy blood sugar levels as part of your diet* 
Adults 12 yrs. and over: One rounded teaspoon in 8 oz. of liquid, 3 times daily.
Consult your doctor before use if you are currently using medication to control your blood sugar levels.

For promoting and maintaining digestive health*
Adults 12 yrs. and over: One rounded teaspoon in 8 oz. of liquid up to 3 times daily for fiber supplementation. For occasional constipation and to help promote and maintain regularity. For children under 12, consult a doctor.

Notice: Mix this product with at least 8 oz. (a full glass) of liquid. Taking without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not take if you have difficulty swallowing.

Allergy alert: This product may cause allergic reaction in people sensitive to inhaled or ingested psyllium. Contact your doctor BEFORE USING this dietary supplement if you have recently experienced a sudden change in bowel habits persisting for 2 weeks, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting. STOP USING this dietary supplement and ask a doctor if constipation lasts more than 7 days or rectal bleeding occurs. These may be signs of a serious condition.
Product Review: Metamucil Fiber Powder
Metamucil Daily Fibre Supplement in Orange Smooth Flavor
     I've been taking Metamucil everyday. Once or twice a day 30 minutes before breakfast and/or 30 minutes before dinner plus lots and lots of water. I've been drinking this fiber powder for two weeks already. The photo below shows how I drink Metamucil. I just have to make approximations on how many grams I'm going to stir inside my drinking glass. Even though the instruction is clear (1 ½ teaspoons), I think there are times that I go more than or less than that value. 

    A side note: I've been drinking psyllium fiber since 2009 and Metamucil is not readily available here in our country that time. I had a salpingectomy operation last 2012. When I was in the operating room, I heard my doctors saying that my intestines are clean. It's a pre-operation order not to eat and drink 10-12 hours before the operation. Drinking fiber may have helped me with the 'clean intestines'? I'm not sure with my observation so feel free to comment if you're a medical expert. Thank you!
Product Review: Metamucil Fiber Powder
Metamucil Daily Fibre Supplement in Orange Smooth Flavor
size: 283 grams net powder / 48 doses

price: 760 php (Around $16.70+)

place bought: Free
Available in Mercury Drug, Watsons, and leading drugstores nationwide.

instructions for use: To enjoy Metamucil, simply add 5.8 grams of Metamucil (approximately 1 ½ teaspoons) to at least 250 ml of liquid. Stir briskly and drink promptly. Drink plenty of water. 

ingredients: Psyllium Husk powder, Aspartame, Citric Acid, Sunset Yellow FCF CI 15985, Maltodextrin, Artificial and Natural Orange Flavor.
Product Review: Metamucil Fiber Powder
Metamucil Daily Fibre Supplement in Orange Smooth Flavor
What I like:

  • This psyllium fiber powder smells like real orange juice. Yum!
  • Metamucil Fiber Powder is easy to mix and prepare.
  • It's easy to drink and swallow because it is already in powder form.
  • No bloating or other stomach irritations.
  • After drinking a glass of Metamucil, my stomach feels full so there's a tendency that  I eat less/small portions and crave less sweets.
  • As explained above, Metamucil is a viscous soluble fiber that forms a gel to provide health benefits in controlling cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
  • It's sugar and gluten free.
  • There's a batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the package.
  • Easily available.

What I don't like:

  • The price can be a bit steep for budget conscious individuals.
  • Doesn't come with a scoop. I find it hard to measure the exact amount of Metamucil powder (5.8 grams) in a 250 ml of water. 
  • It's only available in one size jar.

Will I repurchase: It's in the realm of possibility. A mainstay in my diet because I drink it everyday to maintain my weight and to eat happy and lessen the guilt whenever I crave for sweets, salty, and fatty food.

Recommendation: 
     I give this a 4.25/5 rating. Finally, a psyllium fiber that is in powder form and easy to drink and swallow. Those who can't take or drink the psyllium fiber in husk form will benefit a lot from Metamucil. It can also be mixed with your favorite drinks like yogurt and milk to make an orange smooth shake. As a precaution, consult a medical practitioner first before taking any form of supplement. Read what I've posted above and always follow the instructions especially if you're taking medication.

     If you prefer on mixing it with water, I suggest you drink it birskly so that it will not form into a gel-like mixture in less than 1 minute. Drink lots of water if your taking MetamucilHave you tried taking fiber supplements? What's your method of taking it? Kindly share your experience on the comment section below. Thank you for dropping by!


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DISCLAIMER: This review is not paid or sponsored. I got this product from the Metamucil Philippines Launch. The opinion expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa.

Product Review: Nesvita Cereal Milk Drink

Monday, September 08, 2014

     Breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day. We need to eat breakfast in order to fuel our system for the days activity and work. Some are used to eating healthy breakfast while others choose unhealthy ones. Others tend to skip it because they just love drinking coffee first thing in the morning. After drinking coffee, they skip eating their important meal. With our busy schedules, the rise of anything "instant" is the in thing specially in food. 

   I've seen different kinds of breakfast substitute not only for the health conscious individuals but for the busy individuals whether you are an employee or a college student, these kinds of drinks/meals are perfect to give you that energy you need for a whole day's work. Enter Nesvita Cereal Milk Drink, a healthy and nutritious breakfast drink loaded with vitamins and minerals. This cereal drink is not only a great additional to healthy breakfast because this can also be a meal replacement for weight watchers. I was very privilege because Nesvita Cereal Milk Drink sent a box full of goodness with matching personalized mug. And because Nesvita wants to stay with the dieters who are serious in achieving their goals, they've launched the Nesvita's Inner Circle. To know more about this campaign, click CONTINUE READING and learn what's IN and OUT!
Product Review: Nesvita Cereal Milk Drink

Product Review: Digestics Probiotic Food Supplement

Sunday, October 27, 2013

     Eating the right kind of food everyday is a hard protocol for me because I always count the calories that I load in my body and not the kinds of food found in the food pyramid. If you're a long time reader of this blog, I'm sure you've read my stories about dieting and pushing myself to stay fit and healthy. It's very hard you know when you were born in a family who loves to eat. Despite the unhealthy eating habits and the drinking sesh weekly, I always make sure that there's something in my diet that will help me expel toxins in my body. I'm a regular user of psyllium husk fiber for four years now that's why I'm brave enough to junk all the starches and oils in my body. But that's unhealthy and don't do that even if you're drinking supplements that will reduce the bad fats in the body because it's insane that you're trying to live a healthy lifestyle but you're ingesting unhealthy stuff, see the picture?

     Nowadays, people become more and more aware of the supplements that will help them lose the bad fat and cholesterol in their system in a very easy and convenient way. All the food that we eat gets easily digested if we have healthy stomach so good bacteria is needed to make our tummies happy! Just recently, Sample Room introduced this newest supplement in the market today that contains fiber and probiotics in one. Introducing Digestics, click CONTINUE READING to know more about this wonderful product.
Digestics Probiotic Food Supplement

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