Migs and Alaine

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10 MOTIVATION TO INCREASE YOUR VITAMIN C INTAKE

As a child, I bet your parents have always reminded you to take your vitamin C and this reminder can sometimes be annoying. This reminder should be taken seriously as taking vitamins are essential to our well-being and the lack of it can spell disaster to our day to day existence.

Our body needs these vitamins to function properly and each vitamin plays a respective role in maintaining a good health.

Let’s zero in on Vitamin C, Itis a water soluble vitamin and considered one of the most effective nutrients. It is loaded with health and beauty benefits, thus, it is an imperative to fill in our body with food that are rich in Vitamin C and take Vitamin C supplements to get its optimum performance.

  1. Enhances our Immune System

Change of weather and other factor can easily give a negative effect in your body especially if   you have alow immune system making you susceptible to Coughs, Colds and flu.Vitamin C         facilitates the absorption of iron and therefore strengthens the body’s resistance to infection.

  1. Protection against Heart Diseases

Vitamin C restores and regenerate tissues to protect against heart disease as it aid in the iron    absorption and decreases your bad cholesterol and triglycerides.

  1. Lower your chances of Hypertension

Vitamin C lowers your blood pressure and decreases the chances of hypertension as well as       serious health problems that may accompany high blood pressure.

  1. Great for wound healing

People who underwent surgery or recovering from sports-related injuries are recommended to              take high doses of Vitamin C to hasten wound healing. Vitamin C is essential in the formation of   new connective tissue in healing wound.

  1. Helps in Weight-Loss

Vitamin C can aid in losing fat and maintaining a healthy weight. There is a certain scientific          evidence that shows taking Vitamin C on a regular basis helps in losing weight significantly since             it lowers insulin, hence, instead of storing sugar and converting it into fats, it uses it as a fuel             that leads to weight loss.

  1. Stress Buster

Studies show that Vitamin C reduces the elevated levels of stress, hormones and cortisol, thus,                lowering your chances of feeling stressed.

  1. Essential in Fighting Cancer

Since Vitamin C is high in antioxidant properties, it protect the cells from DNA damage and          mutation. It supports the body’s immune system and prevents certain cancer forming           compounds from forming in the body.

  1. Diabetes regulation

Vitamin C helps in regulating the sugar levels, reducing the risk of getting diabetes. Diabetic        patients also acknowledgesimprovement of the symptoms of the existing cases. Supplementing        Vitamin C influences glucose in our body cells and protects against many complications of    diabetes.

 

  1. Protects from Allergies and Asthma

Taking Vitamin C supplements helps in lowering histamine, thus, it lessen the chances of              contracting asthma and lowers allergic reactions.

  1. Essential beauty benefits

Vitamin C helps in production of Collagen which is an important building block of our Skin, Hair   and Nails. People taking Anti-Aging supplements will get a greater result in adding Vitamin C in      taking their supplements.

 

In Taking Vitamin C, make sure you are using its safest form. Take Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate, a non-acidic Vitamin C and which is safe to be taken in large doses to get the full potential.

Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbateis available in all leading drugstores nationwide and on Lazada Online Shopping: http://www.lazada.com.ph/bewell-nutraceuticals-corporation/. For more updates and promos, Follow their FB: https://www.facebook.com/bewellcsodiumascorbate.

VITAMIN C AND ITS BEAUTY BENEFITS

In our household, we always make sure that we never ran out of Vitamin C. But because Miguel had ulcers, we’re kind of picky when it comes to his Vitamins. We prefer vitamin C that are not acidic so his stomach won’t act up. Miguel started using Bewell C when his previous brand was out of stock on the nearest Mercury drug store. The staff recommended Bewell C and if has been his brand since then. It’s much cheaper and it has the same effects.

What are the other benefits of Vitamin C? Aside from boosting your immune system, it can also help you maintain your beauty.

Skin Anti-Aging

Vitamin C helps the body in attaining full production of collagen- a protein that keeps the skin and other organs together, the element that is responsible for our skin’s elasticity andstrength, thus, a regular intake of vitamin C equates to a younger and brighter-looking skin.

Vitamin C also helps in the creation of ligaments and scar tissue by reducing the rate of free radicals, thereby slowing the aging process and reduces the visibility of wrinkles, skin dryness and fine lines.

Benefits for Nails

The benefit of Vitamin C doesn’t stop there as the same effect extends to your nails. It helps strengthens the connective tissues that fortifies the nail bed and helps our nail to grow faster. It also prevents hang nails by assisting collagen formation.

Hair health

Vitamin C plays a pivotal role in growing and strengthening our hair as it helps in absorbing Iron – an element that keeps our hair strong and healthy. And as mentioned earlier, it also help absorb collagen that stimulates the hair follicles which helps your hair grow faster.

In achieving the above benefits, an optimum level of Vitamin C is needed. Bewell-C (Sodium Ascorbate) contains all the vitamin C your body needs minus the acidity.  Bewell-C (Sodium Ascorbate) is a non-acidic Vitamin C supplement that is rapidly gaining popularity among the public as a high quality and effective brand. Bewell-C is the next generation vitamin C that provides all the benefits of vitamin C without the risk of hyperacidity.

For those who need both Vitamin C and Calcium, Bewell-C plus calcium is also available in the market. Just like Bewell-C, this product also uses non-acidic vitamin C paired with organic calcium fortified with Vitamin D for stronger bones and teeth.

Bewell-C and Bewell-C Plus Calcium is available in all leading drugstores nationwide and on Lazada.com.ph Online Shopping: http://www.lazada.com.ph/bewell-nutraceuticals-corporation/. For more updates, follow their FB: https://www.facebook.com/bewellcsodiumascorbate.

#IDoItTwiceAWeek

Have you joined the Sexy Clean Revolution yet? If you are still stuck with your old feminine wash especially during “red days”, well I encourage you to switch to Betadine Feminine wash. Why? Betadine® 7.5% Feminine Wash provides rapid relief against a wide range of germs, which are the source of discomfort. I use Betadine® Feminine Wash twice a week because it kept all my feminine issues away. I don’t have to worry about what clothes to wear because I feel confident all the time! Dress or mini skirt during “red days”? No sweat! I can get close to anyone without thinking about odor.

Betadine is trusted  worldwide in healthcare institutions and homes for over 45 years. So, when this product was launched, I didn’t even think twice about using it. Plus, it’s so easy to use!

  1. Pour 2-3 small drops of Betadine 7.5% Feminine wash
  2. Wash on the external vaginal area for 15 seconds before rinsing thoroughly. Repeat once or twice a week.

Betadine® Feminine Wash is available at any leading drug store or supermarket near you. What are you waiting for? Clean is the new sexy!  Join the the Sexy Clean Revolution NOW!

 

Always stay fresh and confident!

Alaine

Do Good. Look Good. Feel Good.

Our 5 year relationship brought us good memories and a lot of calories!

We both love food but as we grow older, our metabolism slows down. This year, we promised to be more cautious of our diet. Of course, we can’t say no to  some family gatherings or some restaurant reviews but we made a promise that we will start eating healthy at home.

I was privileged to be given the chance to try The Good Box meals for one day. 
Migs and I both have jobs so, preparing healthy dishes at home is a challenge. Good thing, I learned about The Good Box…eating healthy has never been this easy!

It was raining cats and dogs in our area when The Good Box PH called to ask for some directions going to our place. I bet their rider had a hard time looking for our address due to the bad weather. I wanted to cancel the delivery for the rider’s safety and because my shift will start 3 hours from their call. I didn’t have an idea that they deliver food pretty late. But too much for the intro, the following day, I came home and opened their meals and was impressed with their presentation.
They delivered meals with a total of 1200 calories, just enough calories that I need for the whole day.

For breakfast, I had Pesto Scrambled eggs with spinach and avocado, whole wheat toast and a fruit juice. 
Mixing avocado with scrambled eggs is just awesome but I didn’t finish everything. I don’t trust eggs that were already cooked for more that 4 hours (even if it was preheated). I guess, I’ll have to request them to change this meal next time I order from them.

367kcal


AM snack: Fresh homemade smoothie.

I started making this kind of smoothie at home. It’s refreshing and yummy too.

150kcal

Lunch: Ginger and Lime chicken.

This meal looks dull but this is the yummiest for me. I love the combination of lime and ginger plus, the chicken is perfectly cooked. I didn’t get to finish the brown rice tho.

308kcal

PM Snack: Mini Mango crepes.

OK, so this is a reminder that eating crepes is not bad but this should be the standard serving size for me.

90kcal

Dinner: Pesto Salad with Garlic Pesto and Prawns, Salad (320kcal)

Imagine eating a healthy gourmet type pesto pasta?
I didn’t realize that I failed to take a photo of my last meal.


You can choose between six (6) different calorie menus for everyday of the week: 1200, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2400 and 2700 calories, to help you achieve your goals, whether it be slimming down, maintaining your weight, or trying to gain it. They have an in house nutritionist so you are sure that they count the calories right. 


They also offer Special Meal Programs: South Beach DIet, Diets for Medical Conditions / Special needs and 5-day Juice Cleanse.


I just hope that they also deliver meals during day time so more BPO employees like myself will benefit from it too.

For programs and pricing, please check out The Good Box PH website.

0917-711-1732 / 0925-346-6329
thegoodboxph@gmail.com

Book your Good box now!

Alaine




What multivitamins do you take?

As most of you know, Migs and I work in BPO companies. I (Alaine) am lucky to have a fixed schedule for 4 straight years but Migs have to deal with rotating shifts every now and then. 
In order for us to keep in shape and energized for our shifts, we have tested a number of multivitamins but for us, the most effective is USANA Mega Antioxidant and Chelated Mineral tablets.


Ever since our first take of USANA tablets, we have more energy for work and other activities after our shifts. I personally do not catch myself sleepy at work.


The only thing that I notice is that I easily get hungry but after a month of taking these multi vitamins, I don’t see any changes with my weight (I didn’t lose nor gain a pound)!


But in Migs’ case, after being hospitalized for 9 days due to pneumonia and losing 40 lbs, he’s now back in shape with the help of proper diet, exercise and USANA.


USANA is a bit pricey compared to other multivitamins but trust us when we say that it really works.






We got these from a friend but we haven’t seen any of these being sold in the market. 


In the bottle it says it is manufactured in the USA but are being distributed by UHS Essential Health Phils, INC. in Makati, Philippines.




What multivitamins do you take? Share it with us.




Happy Monday!


Migs and Alaine

No veggies? No problem!

Having diabetic moms and being BPO employees, it’s important for us to keep a healthy lifestyle. Exercise, drinking and eating healthy are part of our daily routine. 


It was our first time to taste wheatgrass when we spotted Wheatgrass CAN booth at the Blogapalooza. We were hesitant at first because we’ve had enough of herbal products that tastes awful but we just couldn’t say NO to their sweet staff and we’re glad we took the glasses that she handed us. Who would’ve thought that healthy can taste delicious?


Why Easy-Phamax wheatgrass?


Most wheatgrass drinks only use the grass part of the plant.


ONLY EASY PHA-MAX WHEATGRASS USES THE LEAVES AND THE ROOTS so you get the maximum amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and chlorophyll.



Plus you get all 17 essential amino acids to help nourish your cells. All in one deliciously refreshing drink. Try a glass of Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass now and feel the difference.



Imagine getting all these benefits in one drink?
And did you know that you can mix wheatgrass with your favorite fruits for a yummy smoothie?

Here’s the recipe:

Wheatgrass Smoothie



2 oranges



1 banana


1 lime

1 sachet Wheatgrass Honey
ice cubes
Juice orange and lime, then place all ingredients in a blender on high speed for 30 seconds. Pour in a glass and serve immediately. Serves 2.


You can check out their website for other recipes: http://www.wheatgrasscan.com/recipes

we love mixing wheatgrass honey with cranberry juice

This Christmas is the perfect time for you to let your family and yourself experience wheatgrass-based products!


Easy pha-max wheatgrass is also running a promotion! See details below:


Before sinking your teeth into some delicious yet unhealthy pieces of heaven this Christmas season, buy Easy Pha-max wheatgrass products at the leading drugstore, convenience store and supermarkets near you! Don’t forget about your health even during festivities! 

Migs and Alaine