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A Heritage of Health and Wellness in the Kitchen

Innovative tools make health revolution easier for Filipinos

Majority of Filipinos lead busy lifestyles that do not leave much time to make healthy food choices nowadays. However, recent data actually show that many individuals are inclined towards making healthier food choices despite the nature of their schedules. The study by Kantar Worldpanel, an international consumer knowledge company, supports that many Pinoys are now opting for ‘lighter’ and more nutritious food.

The shift towards healthier choices puts into the forefront the benefits of shifting to a “do-it-in-your-own-kitchen” type of lifestyle. Unlike the number of products available in stores that are processed and full of unhealthy ingredients, going the homemade route gives the consumer proper control over nutritional properties. Admittedly, doing this used to be tasking before, until innovative kitchen technology, fortunately, stepped up to provide even the most health conscious of individuals with tools to do it on their own.

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Case in point, the MISSO s2o Seed-to-Oil Wonder Extractor. Originating from Seoul, Korea, this innovative seed oil extractor came from the very same creators of equally well-known brand Matstone, which has carved its niche and secured its place in the healthy slow juicing category.

Seed oils offer a range of benefits, from health to beauty. For example, did you know that sesame oil can help reduce blood pressure, improve heart health, and improve hair and skin? Sesame oil, moreover, is also a good alternative to normal vegetable oil because it is healthier and provides distinct flavor to dishes as well.

Before the actual launch of Wonder Extractor, the oil extractor was first offered by Matstone as an optional attachment for their juicers.  The company finally decided to develop a separate extracting machine after realizing the demand for the product. Nowadays, MISSO is known as one of the leaders in kitchen tools specializing in all-natural health and beauty goodness.

With two decades of specializing and developing its slow juicing and extracting technology, MISSO promises the same efficacy and consumer-friendly design of its products. The Misso s2o Seed-to-oil Wonder Extractor can extract 100% natural oil from small seeds like black sesame, flax, chia, red chili, and perilla seeds, to name a few.

The product is designed to have a safe and durable design that can extract 100-120 ml of oil in 5 minutes or less. The model is also easy-to-clean to fit the on-the-go nature of busy household heads nowadays.

When using the MISSO s2o Seed-to-oil Wonder Extractor, it is suggested to use seeds that have already been warmed in the microwave for a minute. Using frozen or cold seeds may hinder proper oil extraction as well as feeding the extractor with large quantities of seeds.

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MISSO’s colorful history and link to Matstone establishes how the brand has given birth to a new paradigm of healthy lifestyle. Over the course of 20 years, the company has secured patents on some of the most advanced kitchen technologies like the oil extractor, which they have officially patented in 2000, and the multi-purpose juice extractor in 2002 which is a result of past juicing technology patents the years before. Nowadays, Matstone, the originator of MISSO, prides itself for the true multi-functionality of its products (from juicing, slicing, to grinding) and for providing health-buffs an easier time whipping healthier options in their own kitchens.

As for MISSO, its oil extractor is already well on its way of doing the same. It is currently named a 2017 Korea Superb Brand Awardee for giving every consumer a chance to pursue a healthy lifestyle without having to rely too much on store-bought options.

MISSO is currently being distributed in the Philippines by the IAJ Wellness Corporation (IAJWC). The leading promoter of wellness and healthy lifestyle brands are also handling other kitchen partners like Breville, an Australian brand specializing in culinary tools designed for the health-conscious.

MISSO® s2o Seed-to-Oil Wonder Extractor is exclusively distributed by IAJ Wellness Corporation.  IAJ Wellness Corporation is also the distributor of premium brands like Australian appliance brand, Breville, Matstone & Goodsphere, the air-revitalizer and is a proud member of the WOW Group. To know more about Misso s2O, visit www.misso.com.ph or find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @MissoPH.

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Explore a fresh-faced Hong Kong with Cebu Pacific Air

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Experience Hong Kong with fresh eyes, as the region hikes up treats, deals and discounts to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the former British territory’s handover to China. To mark two decades of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Cebu Pacific boosts the frequency of its Manila-Hong Kong route by 50%.

One of the most popular destinations in Asia, Hong Kong has been pulling all the stops to mark the historic milestone. Lavish decorations and banners are seen upon arriving at the Hong Kong airport and other entry points to the destination. Giant traditional lanterns are also displayed in Central to promote this vital part of the Chinese heritage. Special workshops for lantern-making are also scheduled until the end of July.

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The festivities kicked off with a “super fireworks wall,” a 23-minute pyrotechnic display will be multimedia extravaganza with components like LED screens and beam lights to go with synchronized music. Said to be the city’s most expensive fireworks event since 1997, it measures 1,250 meters long and 300 meters high is set to light up the Hong Kong skyline over the famous Victoria Harbour.  Accompanying beam lights were projected from Causeway Bay to adorn the fireworks and give a 3D effect to the whole performance.

Fun-loving travelers looking to be a part of the merrymaking are in for a treat, as Cebu Pacific will be sending off more of its fleet to Hong Kong starting this month. The airline is flying three times a day, or 21 flights weekly, between Manila and Hong Kong. Travelers coming in can enjoy more spacious seating and modern ambience as the airline trades up its A320 Hong Kong-bound fleet for the Airbus A330s.

“Bigger aircraft means more seats and lower fares for the Manila-Hong Kong route. We look forward to bringing everyJuan on a two-hour plane trip to experience the historic twenty-year milestone in Hong Kong’s history, or revisit the city with fresh eyes,” said Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Distribution.

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Another guest also reappears to celebrate the 20th Handover Anniversary. Hong Kong’s online sensation, the Rubber Duck, is back after generating waves online. This time, the inflatable installation takes the limelight while in dry land, next to the anniversary’s equally adorable display, the longevity buns.

Around the city, eyes will wander to the open spaces beautified by designers and local artists. Select flights of stairs will be embellished with flower patters from the Hong Kong Museum of Art collection; and museums will carry special exhibits, including the on-going display of the 126 pieces sourced from Louvre, France.

Beyond the cityscape and the urban vibe of Hong Kong, visitors can enjoy attractions in the outlying islands. The remote Po Lin Monastery, hidden away by lush mountains on Lantau Island, is revered for its 111-foot Tian Tan Buddha statue, which faces north towards Mainland China. Hiking trails and outdoor adventures also offer a scenic way to discover Hong Kong’s storied past.

Fly and discover more of Hong Kong today.  Aside from Manila, CEB offers direct flights from its Clark hub to the destination and flies 10 times weekly using the 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft. Iloilo flights to Hong Kong are scheduled three times weekly, while Cebu flights to the destination are scheduled daily.

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Exploring Japan on a Shoestring with Karaksa Hotel

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Every Pinoy traveler’s dream destination includes The Land of the Rising Sun. And why wouldn’t it be, the place is screaming with so much culture and life, and every attraction is bucket-list worthy: the gleaming temples and architectures, modern cityscapes a la sci-fi film, stunning parks in vibrant colors, heavenly hot springs—all begging to be explored. Its fusion of ancient traditions and modern technology makes it an endless discovery and a country that holds a lot of surprises. In fact, Japan is the fourth most-visited country in Asia last year according to the World Tourism Organization, so it’s no doubt that it’s on top of most people’s bucket lists.

Kyoto: A time-warp to old century Japan

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If Tokyo is the loud, beating heart of Japan, Kyoto is its more peaceful soul. This city is bursting with history and tradition, you’ll be amazed with how its century-old culture and architectures have remained intact up to this day.

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Walk through the green wonderland that is the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, pass by the historic castles dating from ancient eras, admire the aesthetic pathway of Fushimi Inari Shrine, and experience the Japanese way of life by trying the delectable cuisine like the Kyoto’s popular kaiseki meal. One of the city’s highlights is the Kinkaku-ji, also called the golden pavilion, which sits in a lush of greenery surrounded by water where you can be one with nature. A trip to Kyoto won’t be complete without visiting this renowned Buddhist temple, so don’t forget to take photos while you’re there!

The city is also home to lovely cherry blossom trees and colorful geisha culture. With its reflective spirit and calm vibe, Kyoto is an amazing experience that you won’t get enough of.

Where to stay

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Located at the heart of Kyoto lies Karaksa Hotel, a three-star leisure hotel that is a total bang for your buck. Think star-ranked hotels’ hospitality and facilities in a completely affordable price. It’s very accessible to the Arashiyama and is only 3 minutes away from Omiya station, so it’s a smart hotel option after a long day of exploration in the city.

The gastronomic adventure that is Osaka

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Osaka is a dynamic city. For instance, it’s the food capital of Japan, so it’s the ultimate go-to place for binge-eating. If you’re in quest for the yummiest authentic Japanese eats like takoyaki, horumon and okonomiyaki—just head to Dotonbori or Shinsekai. Name it, they have it. The city is also home to popular tourist attractions such as Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, Osaka Castle, and Universal Studios Japan.

For those who like to observe city skylines, Japan’s tallest skyscraper, Abeno Harukas, has an observation deck called Harukas 300 where you can admire the city’s sweeping views 300 meters high. While you’re there, you can visit the Kintetsu Department Store and Art Museum just a few floors below. The nightlife is also flourishing here, so be sure to be wide awake at night while exploring its happy streets.

Where to stay

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At the end of the day, have a good rest at the comfortable rooms of Karaksa Hotel, a leisure hotel just a few walks away from Osaka’s main shopping district, Shinsaibashi. Osaka Shinsaibashi I is located at 1-6-9 Bakuroumachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, just a 5-minute walk from Sakaisuji-Hommachi Station/Nagahoribashi Station.

Come home to Karaksa

Whether you went to get cultured at Kyoto or eat your heart out in Osaka, you can come home to the inviting comfort of Karaksa Hotel, especially designed for the smart Asian traveller.

Inside, there’s everything you need for a cozy stay. The rooms are fully-air conditioned and equipped with hot and cold shower, all of which contains the basic necessities like the latest flat screen TV, universal sockets with USB ports, bath towels, hair dryer, suitcase storage under the bed, Japanese-style bidet, mini refrigerator, toothbrush set,  shampoo, conditioner and face soap, pajamas, sanitized slippers. There’s also a mini desk area if you have an urgent work to check. The room sizes include double decker and Hollywood twin for 2 adults and their child, and connecting room for group of friends or bigger families. The average room size is 18 sqm.

Its interiors are charming—every corner is a minimalist’s haven. The hotel is an experience itself: their amenities include a smoking space, and prayer room for the Muslim guests. A high-speed Wi-Fi service is also installed in the whole building, so you won’t easily get bored. Guests can also assure their important belongings are safe with their safety deposit box

The overall vibe of the place feels like home–you can chance upon its Filipino receptionists, and there’s a TFC channel in your room television when you feel a little home sick. That’s because it has a touch of Pinoy: the hotel’s owner, Xymax Corporation, Japan’s premier asset property management company has teamed up with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), one of the leading property developers in the Philippines. RLC is the official Sales and Marketing agent of Karaksa Hotel in the country.

The Osaka branch features a laundry area and a leisure space with massage chairs and a wide array of vendo machines for snacks, toys and souvenirs, plus dining sets for eating or chatting with your companions. The Kyoto branch, on the other hand, features only twin rooms: Bunk and High Floor for up to 2 persons and Hollywood for groups and families.

A trip to Japan most likely comes with a hefty price tag, especially since the country is screaming with lots of attractions to put in your itinerary. To maximize your experience, start by choosing an affordable hotel to stay in. Karaksa Hotel is a great value for money, complete with basic amenities and comfortable accommodation. It’s slightly cheaper compared to other hotels of the same kind in the city, but it offers a top-star hotel experience that won’t hurt your wallet.

Whether you grab a seat sale or impulsively book a tour to Japan, fret not! You can book at Karaksa Hotel easily through http://www.gohotels.ph/gohotels-now-in-japan/. By booking at any Go Hotels branch, you can get a chance to win a trip for two to Osaka. Click here for more details.

Karaksa Hotel, in partnership with Go Hotels, will open five more branches before the Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hokkaido, Sapporo, Tokyo Ginza, Shin-Osaka and Namba to cater more budget travelers. You can expect the Namba branch to open this November.

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Achieve a healthier lifestyle with the right kitchen partners

How innovation and technology can help fast-track your way to a healthier you

We, Filipinos, love food. From exploring new culinary spots to enjoying a good home-cooked dish, we have a reputation of knowing how to appreciate a good meal.

But how can you exactly pursue a healthy eating lifestyle in a culture where fast food are so accessible and ordering—instead of cooking—is so much easier? The answer: Get the right kitchen partners that are designed to be convenient on top of being health-friendly.

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“Ready-to-eat meal options are friendlier to those who have hectic schedules. Often, homemakers prefer just paying because they feel stressed over the process of buying groceries, preparing their food, and cooking them,” says Cris Llamo, VP & General Manager, IAJ Wellness Corporation distributor of Breville products in the Philippines.

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The thing is, home cooking potentially plays an important role in the idea of pursuing a healthy lifestyle. In fact, a study suggests that people who cook their meals eat healthier because they have more control on specifics like the calories they consume.

“The hurdle lies in the way people perceive cooking. They see it as a laborious task, especially since most homemakers lead hectic lifestyles now,” says Cris Llamo.

How the right kitchen partners can help change the way you eat

The right kitchen partners play a big role in the quality of the food we prepare. One way of reversing the general perception about home-cooking is to make it an experience, rather than a task.

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Breville, an Australian premier brand of kitchen products engineered in Australia and exclusively distributed in the Philippines by IAJ Wellness Corporation, believes in the concept by offering smartly-designed kitchen products equipped with the latest technology to help users create healthy food.

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What makes the line different is that its kitchen partners are designed to complement the different lifestyles of individuals. It merges the top concerns of anyone who wants to eat healthy by incorporating into their products features that match users’ food preparation behavior, type of lifestyle, and in general, health and wellness trends.

“We call it the Breville-lize your lifestyle campaign. It’s an approach where we help people change their lifestyle from the inside out. So our kitchen partners not only help make food and beverages taste better, they also make them more nutritious as well. On top of that, we turn the process of cooking much more pleasant,” says Cris Llamo.

Breville® is exclusively distributed by IAJ Wellness Corporation and available in all leading appliance and specialty stores nationwide. To know more about Breville products, visit www.breville.com.ph  or Facebook.com/brevillephilippines

Breville offers extensive kitchen solutions. There is the Juice & Blend, a line of juicers that offer both domestic and commercial functionality; the Coffee and Kettle line which encourages coffee and tea lovers to create their own (and therefore fresher and healthier brew); the Food Preparation collection which makes achieving well-prepared meals easier with its technology; and Hot Kitchen, a collection of kitchen items perfect for busy homemakers with its heat technology that makes cooking much more faster.

Llamo Cris closes, “Changing the way we eat is not just about altering our diet. It actually involves a process, starting from how we prepare it to when we finally cook our food. You won’t be inspired to eat well if you’re already dreading the food preparation process. Getting the right kitchen partners designed to fit your needs and lifestyle requirements is a good start.”

Breville® is exclusively distributed by IAJ Wellness Corporation and available in all leading appliance and specialty stores nationwide. To know more about Breville products, visit www.breville.com.ph  or Facebook.com/brevillephilippines

 

 

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RCBC reveals “We believe in you” philosophy

Rizal Commercial Bank Corporation (RCBC), one of the leading universal banks in the Philippines, today unveils its new corporate logo and tagline “We believe in you,” which signals the start of a new era of providing excellent and trusted banking services for Filipinos.

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Top executives of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) led the ceremonial toast to celebrate the unveiling of the bank’s new logo and corporate philosophy “We Believe in You”, during a formal ceremony held in Makati. The toast was led by RCBC Chairperson Mrs. Helen Y. Dee (middle); and RCBC President & CEO Mr. Gil A. Buenaventura (2nd from left). They were joined onstage by Bankard President & CEO Simon A. Calasanz (1st from left); RCBC Savings Bank President Mr. Rommel S. Latinazo (2nd from right), and RCBC Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Ces F. Natividad (1st from right).

“This milestone signals the arrival of a more committed, refreshed and re-energized RCBC, that is ready to meet the demands of the ever-changing Philippine banking industry,” said RCBC President and CEO Gil A. Buenaventura.

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RCBC unveiled its new logo and corporate philosophy “We Believe in You”, during a formal ceremony in Makati. The new logo and tagline usher in
a new era of excellent customer service and unparalleled commitment from the bank, which celebrates its 57th year this year. Present during the celebration were
RCBC Chairperson Mrs. Helen Y. Dee (middle) and RCBC President & CEO Mr. Gil A. Buenaventura (2nd from left). They were joined by Bankard President & CEO
Simon A. Calasanz (1st from left); RCBC Savings Bank President Mr. Rommel S. Latinazo (2nd from right) and RCBC Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Ces F. Natividad (1st from right).

“We believe in you” is not just a tagline for RCBC, but a battle cry to show our unwavering support and trust to the indomitable Filipino spirit. At the same time, this new corporate thrust is meant to encourage Filipinos not only to dream, but to pursue their passions and dreams, and turn them into reality – whether it’s traveling to your dream destination, venturing into a new business, or purchasing a new home or car,” Buenaventura stressed.

The simpler, younger and more minimalist logo embodies RCBC’s new mission of being more accessible to younger Filipino depositors, who are looking for better ways to save and grow their money, the RCBC president added.

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RCBC Executives led the unveiling of the RCBC Lifestyle  Experience Zone during a formal ceremony meant to celebrate the bank’s new corporate logo and company
philosophy “We Believe in You”. The Lifestyle experience zone represented easy shopping and payments using the new RCBC Debit Cards. The unveiling was led by
RCBC President & CEO Mr. Gil A. Buenaventura (2nd from right). He was joined by (L-R) RCBC Retail Banking Group Head for Deposit Products Mr. Emmanuel Valdes,
RCBC Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Ces F. Natividad, RCBC Digital Banking and Operations Head Ms. Margarita Lopez, and RCBC Retail Banking Group Marketing Segment Head
Mr. Ishmael Reyes.

Ces Natividad, RCBC Chief Marketing Officer, reveals that the new logo and corporate tagline are the bank’s response to the changing market.

“We wanted to know what products and services today’s depositors actually need, and we strived to understand what makes them believe and trust a particular bank. We realized that today’s depositors need an approachable bank that responds to their needs, and believes in the value of their dreams and aspirations,” Natividad shared.

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RCBC Savings Bank (RSB) Executives led the unveiling of the RCBC Home and Leisure Experience Zone during a formal ceremony meant to welcome the bank’s new corporate logo
And corporate philosophy “We Believe in You”. The Home and Leisure Experience Zone inspires customers to own their dream home through RSB’s Consumer Loans. The unveiling was led
By RSB President & CEO Mr. Rommel S. Latinazo (middle). He was joined by RSB Chief Operating Officer Mr. Richard C. Lim and RCBC Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Ces F. Natividad.

“RCBC wants Filipinos to know that the bank believes that there is no limit in the things they can achieve if they decide to start building their future early, especially with a strong banking partner, ready to  advise them every step of the way. We are providing more emphasis to younger depositors, who need more guidance in managing their money,” Natividad added.

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RCBC Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Ces F. Natividad shares the inspiration behind the bank’s fresher, younger new logo, and new corporate Philosophy “We Believe in You”. The new tagline serves as the new credo of the bank, assuring Filipino customers of reenergized customer service from RCBC.

 Estimates from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that 1/3 of the Philippine population are millennials. A 2015 Labor Force Survey, also by the PSA, showed that 47.1 percent of the 42 million labor force belongs to the 15-34 age group. This means that more and younger Filipinos need bank services to manage their finances.

Natividad cited a wide array of RCBC products that allow customers to save and conveniently manage their finances. These include RCBC’s Debit Cards, which depositors can get when they open an RCBC savings or checking account. She also emphasized RCBC’s product portfolio which customers can manage online such as the Unit Investment Trust Funds and iSave, an automatic deduction from existing RCBC accounts, done every payroll, which helps depositors to set aside money for future use.

Natividad also cited the unli 0% option of RCBC Bankard, which gives cardholders the flexibility to manage their expenses.

The bank’s brand refresh comes as RCBC enters its 57th year of excellent business in the Philippines. The bank reached a consolidated net income of P1 billion in the first quarter of 2017. It also showed more strength as assets increased to P526 billion as of March 2017. RCBC’s total number of branches also increased to 489 while ATM terminals increased to more than 1,500 nationwide as of the first quarter of 2017.

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RCBC President & CEO Mr. Gil. A Buenaventura delivers the opening remarks during the bank’s formal unveiling of its new logo and corporate
philosophy “We Believe in You”. The new philosophy is part of the bank’s efforts to give back to its 8 million customers, who have patronized RCBC over the past
57 years.

“We are confident that the new brand logo and new corporate tagline, and the re-energized service of the bank, will resonate with more Filipinos. We believe that they can accomplish great things if they put their hearts and mind into it, and RCBC will always be their partner to help them succeed,” Natividad added.

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Breaking Down the Benefits of Seed Oils for Healthy Living

What’s the big deal about seed oils and their ‘secret’?

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Filipinos are becoming smarter when it comes to food choices. According to international consumer knowledge Kantar WorldPanel, people are now shifting to foods that are lighter and more nutritious despite their busy schedules.

While the shift is slow, there is a gradual improvement on both the food and beverage choices of Filipinos. But what really constitutes healthy eating? A lot of food and lifestyle merchants are taking a step towards offering nutritious meals, but how truthful is the term ‘healthy’ in the nutritional table of our favorite store bought ingredients?

According to the University of Washington, preparing and eating homemade food has a number of benefits over buying from the store. Many commercially prepared foods and ingredients, for example, can be high in salt, fat, and sugar. In addition, certain grocery items can trigger food allergies and sensitivities because of hidden ingredients.

However, when you create homemade food, you have more control over what you eat, particularly on the ingredients you use. There is also better portion management, unlike ready meals available commercially.

Perks of Going Homemade

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Chef Louise Mabulo, Culinary Ambassador and Chef Chad Datu,  R& D Officer of IAJ Wellness both campaign for the use of natural ingredients. During a cooking demonstration championing easy homemade dishes, both chefs elaborated on the benefits of DIY dishes, particularly homemade oils.

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Chef’s Chad Datu & Louise Mabulo, R&D Officer & Culinary Ambassador of IAJ Wellness Corporation, distributors of Breville & the new MISSO® s2o Seed-to-Oil Wonder Extractor at the recent media cooking demo using the naturally extracted seed oils from MISSO® s2o Wonder Extractor.

“You make your food healthier since you know where your oil is coming from as compared to buying store bought oils, where you don’t know the process,” explained Chef Mabulo.

Chef Datu added, “It’s natural, it has no preservatives, and additives that you don’t know.”

Extracted oils are making a statement in the culinary world because of their range of benefits. For example, flaxseed oil has been said to help improve skin texture and reduce inflammation because of the Omega-3 fatty acids it offers. Chia seeds provide support for the heart and cardiovascular systems, and black sesame oil is proven to be good sources of energy, help with aging, and decrease the risk of cancer.

In addition to the health and beauty benefits of extracted oils, they also offer something special for the palate as well. “Natural oils amplify the flavors of the dishes. You get a really rich and natural flavor,” said Chef Mabulo.

She also explained how the addition of extracted oils can add an aesthetic appeal to food. Black sesame oil, for example, looks visually pleasing when creating vinaigrette for salads, one of the dishes they prepared during the demo. “When a food is colorful, it becomes more delicious,” she finished.

Making homemade cooking easier for all

One of the challenges of homemade cooking is the effort that often comes with it. With the hectic schedules of Filipinos nowadays, people find it easier to just buy ready-made dishes or ingredients.

The good news is that a lot of leading kitchen manufacturers are listening and catering to the shift to healthier lifestyles of consumers nowadays. IAJ Wellness, specifically, has brought the MISSO s2o Seed-to-Oil Extractor to the Philippines, an innovative kitchen partner that lets anyone enjoy homemade fresh oil. With a safe and durable design, the Oil Extractor can extract up to 50% oil from any small seeds.

In addition to being a user-friendly partner in the kitchen, the MISSO s2o Seed-to-Oil Extractor can also be used to enjoy the beauty benefits of extracted oils. The kitchen tool, which originated in Korea—a country known for being one of the leaders in beauty trends—is a 2017 Korea Superb Brand Awardee as well.

Pursuing a healthy lifestyle is a big decision to make, but it must be followed with a definite change in direction when it comes to kitchen and eating habits. With a tool like the MISSO s2o Seed-to-Oil Extractor, this has become achievable more than ever.

MISSO® s2o Seed-to-Oil Wonder Extractor is exclusively distributed by IAJ Wellness Corporation.  IAJ Wellness Corporation is also the distributor of premium brands like Australian appliance brand, Breville, Matstone & Goodsphere, the air-revitalizer and is a proud member of the WOW Group. To know more about Misso s2O, visit www.misso.com.ph or find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @MissoPH.

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3 Things you need to know about Gardenia wheat cranberry loaf

WHEAT CRANBERRY LOAF 370g GREEN (2)Thinking about quality bread and deliciously healthy options? Here’s what you need to know about one of Gardenia’s health bread options – Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf – that will surely make it another favorite among health buffs:

  • Made with finest, premium and healthy ingredients. Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf is made from premium whole wheat flour and sweetened dried cranberries. Consumers get to enjoy the benefits of fiber – which may aid in boosting digestive health—and the benefits of cranberries, which are natural antioxidants which help slow down the effects of ageing.
  • Packed with nutrients and essential vitamins and minerals. It contains Vitamin A, an important vitamin needed by our eyes and Calcium, needed for stronger bones and teeth. This product also contains Iron which contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells. Wheat cranberry loaf also contains Folate, which is particularly important in pregnant women to prevent birth defects, particularly aiding proper brain and spinal cord development.
  • Provides daily dietary fiber and Folate needs. Two slices of Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf contains 10% of your daily dietary fiber needs and 29% of your Folate requirements. Moreover, it contains zero trans-fat and is cholesterol free. Having a low-fat and cholesterol free diet, as well as living an active lifestyle, gives us many benefits. These benefits include lowered blood cholesterol and lowered risk for heart disease.

Apart from all these benefits, Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf also offers you a very unique and delightfully delicious experience. Just the right combination of tangy and sweet dried cranberries with moist and soft whole wheat bread will surely leave you craving for more! So, what are you waiting for? Head over to supermarkets, groceries and convenience stores near you, and grab a Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf today!

For more information about Gardenia and more healthy bread options, visit http://www.gardenia.com.ph and like @Gardenia Nutrition&Wellness on Facebook.