Monthly Archives: September 2013

Join McCafe’s Espresso Day

free grub, beverages

 

A steaming cup of coffee is just perfect for the seemingly endless rainy days + you are in luck as you can get a free cup at your nearest McDonald’s store.

Have a meal at McDo and get a FREE upgrade to a McCafe Iced Mocha or Cappuccino any time of the day from Mondays and Saturdays beginning 23 September to 19 October at participating stores nationwide. You will also get a BUY 1 TAKE 1 coupon that you can use any time until 31 December.

Check out the list of participating McDonald’s branches nearest you here.

image is from the McDonald’s Facebook Page

join the hyundai media pad giveaway now!

Welcome to Hyundai Media Pad Giveaway

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This giveaway is hosted by

Filipino Recipes by PinoyRecipe.net and Filipino Desserts by PingDesserts.com

3 Lucky Winners

Hyundai Media Pad Giveaway event is OPEN WORLDWIDE

 Prizes:

1] Hyundai Media Pad v.2. HY-E702 Android 4.1 8GB Wi-Fi Tablet or Paypal Cash $70 (outside Philippines)

2] Globe Tattoo Sonic USB broadband modem or Paypal Cash $25

3] Optimax Optical USB Mouse or Paypal Cash $5

Note: Winners outside Philippines will receive Paypal Cash

Event Dates: September 18 – October 28

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About Buying Organic and Natural Food

food musings, healthy eating

Society has arrived at a place of convenience. We shop where it’s closest, and we eat what is fastest. This also leaves us with pretty unhealthy options. Following is a little more information about natural and processed foods, and basic information on how to pick the best foods for a healthier life.

Natural Is Healthy?

Just because something is “natural” doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Just to give you some idea, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t put strict parameters around labeling food as natural. According to them, a natural food may have no added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances. However, does this mean something is healthy? If it has carbonated water and lots of sugar instead of aspartame, does that mean it’s good for you? Let’s put it another way: tobacco is natural. Does that mean it is healthy to chew on or inhale? No. Consider these things when you see a food labeled “all natural ingredients.” Just because it’s not artificial doesn’t mean it is good for you.

About Processed Foods

One more angle to take in the natural food discussion is regarding processed food. For example, you could get something that does not have artificial flavors or colors, but it has still lost much of its nutritional value through processing. The FDA says that food can be labeled “natural” if it is minimally processed, though there’s no firm definition of that phrase.

Picking Real Food

The best way to eat natural food besides growing your own food is to stay in the produce section of the grocery store and avoid foods with a label in general. Eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains along with meats containing the least amount of preservatives possible is the best way to stay healthy. Note that in the produce section, you should look for four- or five-digit PLU codes starting with three, four, or nine so that you can eat conventionally or organically grown food. Five-digit codes starting with eight mean that the food has been genetically modified. This is all just an introduction to eating naturally and avoiding processed food, but the sooner you start, the better you’ll feel!