Feeling weak and sick? You might be lacking these vitamins

Do you often feel weak, fatigued, or sick? Was there ever a time when muscle and joint pains kept you from doing your work? You may be lacking vitamins. 

 “Vitamins play vital roles in bodily functions such as metabolism, immunity and digestion. Without sufficient vitamin intake, a person may feel lethargic, be vulnerable to infection and develop other serious complications that can endanger his/her health and life.” MediCard president Dr. Nicky Montoya stated. 

Take note of these essential vitamins that your body needs to function properly: 

Vitamin A. Vitamin A plays a crucial role in bone growth, reproduction, and immune system health. Vitamin A also improves vision, reduces the risk of heart disease, and may slow skin aging. However, lack of vitamin A can cause night blindness and compromises the immune system. Vitamin A can be found in organ meats, some types of fish (e.g. salmon), carrots, and sweet potato. 

B Vitamins. The B vitamin family is made up of eight B vitamins: Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Folic Acid and Vitamin B12. These vitamins help maintain metabolism, muscle tone, and a sharp mind. They also help form red blood cells. Poor absorption of B vitamins can result in fatigue, confusion, and anemia. Skin rashes can also occur. Foods that are full of B vitamins are seeds like chia and flax, asparagus, and oats.  

Vitamin C. Also called ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is good for strengthening blood vessels, giving the skin its elasticity, anti-oxidant function and iron absorption. It is an antioxidant that promotes healthy teeth and gums. People who don’t get enough Vitamin C often experience bleeding gums, feeling lethargic, bone pain, and joint pain. Another sign are wounds that don’t heal or break open after they appear to have healed.  Good sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, bell pepper, and cucumber.

Vitamin D.Known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, vitamin D can be produced in the body with mild sun exposure. Ten to 15 minutes of sunshine three times a week is enough to produce the body’s requirement of vitamin D because it stimulates Vitamin D production. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is needed for the normal development and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones. Apart from spending a few minutes out in the sun, vitamin D can also be found on eggs, fortified milk, fish such as tuna, and mushrooms. 

Calcium. Almost all calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness. Calcium also helps the blood clot, nerves send messages, and muscles contract. When a person doesn’t get enough calcium, he/she increases the risk of developing diseases such as osteoporosis and calcium deficiency disease or hypocalcemia. Aside from milk, calcium can also be acquired in yogurt, cheese, sardines, and soybeans.

Vitamin K. This vitamin plays a key role in helping the blood clot thus preventing excessive bleeding. Vitamin K is also important for developing essential proteins for the blood and bones. However, insufficient dietary intake, inadequate absorption and decreased storage of the vitamin due to liver disease can cause Vitamin K deficiency. Hence, eating foods that are high in Vitamin K such as leafy greens (e.g. kale, spinach, and broccoli) are recommended.
MediCard has 12 free-standing clinics nationwide that offer consultations, diagnostic tests and specialty medical services for young and adult patients. For more information, visit a MediCard clinic located near you or check out their website at www.medicardphils.com.

Butterfly Twists’ Foldable Rain Boots - Stay Stylish This Rainy Season

These Boots Are Made for Rolling
Stay stylish this rainy season with Butterfly Twists’ foldable rain boots

With our country’s unpredictable weather, getting dressed for the day can get quite tricky. Blistering morning heat can turn into afternoon thunderstorms in an instant. This bipolar weather polarizes people’s style game as well specially now that the monsoon season is looming upon us.

When in comes to rainy days, there are two kinds of: those who sacrifice style for comfort and those who stay stylish and put together even in the midst of a downpour. Something as simple as choosing the right footwear can help you transition from the former to the latter, no matter the weather.

Wellington boots are a staple of every woman’s wardrobe. These rubber rain boots are lifesavers if you need to get around on damp days. Get yours from Butterfly Twists for a pair that is not only functional, but comfortable and fashionable as well.

Brighten up your day and stay warm in their fleece-lined Windsor wellies. Perfect for the young and the young at heart, its contrasting neon soles and cuffs will surely put the pep in your step.

The sleek and cool crocodile-patterned Carlisle boots are perfect for those looking for a more refined and glamorous look. Make the streets your catwalk with its stylish texture and muted, chic shades.

Long known for their comfortable flats, Butterfly Twists assures the same comfort in their boots. These stylish boots also feature smooth and foldable lightweight rubber material, making it easy for packing and tucking away should you need to change to dressier footwear. Co-founder Frank Eribo says, "Not only is it comfortable, but it's also stylish. It's perfect for those extremely gloomy days the rainy season brings.”


About Butterfly Twists
Butterfly Twists collection of folding shoes and folding boots are redefining style, comfort and fashion. We have a wide selection of affordable and practical ballet pumps that can be worn for everyday use and are perfect for almost any occasion from driving to clubbing and shopping to traveling. All of our ballet pumps and boots designs are innovative and include different colors and styles making sure that your foldable shoes always stand out from the crowd. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ButterflyTwistsPhilippines and @BTwistsPH on Twitter.

Amino Fres-C Juice Drinks - Packed With Vitamins But 70% Less Calorie

School is a wonderful place to explore and learn new things but parents are well-aware that this place can also be a major source of stress for kids. A school day begins and ends with passing through bumpy roads and enduring slow-moving traffic. Kindergarteners are not excused from pushing trolleys that carry heavy loads. Students have to juggle various seat works, assignments, recitations and quizzes for 8-9 subjects. In a nutshell, going to school is eternally beneficial but it is hard work!

 Parents can instill the value of diligence and patience to lessen the hurdles kids face at school. Feed them with knowledge that can widen their understanding and sharpen their minds. Be involved in their school life. Assist in checking if assignments and projects are done correctly and completely and be on guard for any emotional or physical traumas they might be experiencing within and outside school premises. Extracurricular activities can also help build self-esteem and develop healthy social life for most school children as they learn to interact with other people.

Being sick or sickly is a big burden to students as they need the strength and energy to keep up with the daily demands of school. Exercise and good diet are essential in maintaining physical well-being. Parents must take time to engage their kids in fun physical activities and prepare delicious and healthy meals.

Responsible parents naturally go for safe and quality ingredients, but to make meals more enjoyable and nourishing for school children, they need to introduce variety of food ingredients and expand cooking methods from only frying to also sautéing, steaming, blanching and boiling. If frying is unavoidable, it is recommended to observe proper frying temperature (365-375'F) to decrease oil absorption. Test by dropping a small piece of food into the oil; the temperature is right if the piece of food rises above the oil within 3-5 seconds.

The new “amino Fres-C” Instant Juice Drink Mix is a great addition to kids’ baon. This is the only powdered juice drink that is packed with Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) with Glutamine and Arginine. These specific amino acids are building blocks of protein that maintain energy levels, support muscle growth and repair, and toughen immune system – making this drink perfect for sustaining kids’ demanding schedule at school. “amino Fres-C” is 70% less calories compared to other juice brands, so they get to enjoy the real fruit taste of its orange, pineapple and mango variants, without the unnecessary calories. The new “amino Fres-C” is available in local supermarkets for only PhP 8.00 per 1 liter pack.

Try to complement “amino Fres-C” fruit juice with these tasty and healthy baon recipes from Ajinomoto:

Vegetable Siomai http://ajinomoto.com.ph/VegetableSiomai
Crunchy Cauliflower http://ajinomoto.com.ph/CrunchyCauliflower  
Kiddie Sopas http://ajinomoto.com.ph/KiddieSopas  
Puso ng Saging Torta http://ajinomoto.com.ph/PusoNgSagingTorta 

Affordable NEW Small Sets of CORELLE Dinnerware

 Corelle Mom Ka Na Ba?
FINALLY, you can NOW own a CORELLE
with the NEW affordable small sets!

Every home deserves to be healthy. We moms all agree on that. And when it comes to our family’s health, we do not compromise. We trust only the world’s leading dinnerware brand CORELLE. That’s why we are very excited to share with you the good news!

Every home deserves a Corelle. And NOW, it is easier to have your OWN Corelle Dinnerware and be a Certified Corelle Mom!

In celebration of Corelle's 45th Anniversary and in the desire to bring Corelle to every Filipino home, Corelle launched its NEW small sets for as low as P2,800! Choose from 4-pc, 5-pc, 6-pc, 7-pc and 8-pc dinnerware sets at more affordable prices! These configurations are available in the Philippines only.

PLUS, avail of exciting promos when you buy Corelle small sets via major department stores and authorized dealers and independent distributors nationwide.
Made in the U.S.A., all Corelle dinnerware comes with a one-year replacement warranty under normal household use from the date of purchase.


Not a Corelle Mom yet? Be a proud and satisfied Certified Corelle Mom with the NEW Corelle Small Sets!

OR start your own Corelle Business by signing up as our Direct Sales Corelle Mom. Enjoy unlimited income opportunities, exclusive product offers, invites to events and more perks! Visit Raffles branches nationwide or call 687-5467 for more details.

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Corelle Dinnerware is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Raffles and Company, Inc. It is available at leading department stores and via authorized dealers and independent distributors nationwide. For inquiries, visit www.raffles.com.ph or call (02) 687-5467.  You may also email marketing@raffles.com.ph.


Solane Loyalista Plus Rewards Card Brings Exciting Freebies To Moms

Solane, a leading provider of LPG solutions, presents amazing rewards to its loyal customers or loyalistas! All year round, the new Solane Loyalista Plus rewards card brings exciting perks and freebies especially for moms.

Loyalistas will be treated to these amazing offers when they order an 11-kilo Solane cylinder. Among the freebies that await new and existing Solane Loyalista Plus cardholders are: a Solane Collectible Recipe Book with five recipes from the country’s most renowned chefs and two 20-milliliter bottles of Champion Dishwashing Liquid. To avail of the new card, a new Solane Loyalista Plus cardholder just needs to add P20.

In addition, subsequent purchases will earn Solane Loyalista Plus members to freebies from Solane’s merchant partners Systema Toothpaste, Champion and Hana Shampoo. They will also receive a stub for dining perks at any of these restaurants: Thousand Cranes, Monster Kitchen Academy, Tanabe, Engrande, Chikaan, Thai Me Up, Ketz Kitchen, Amorfino, Tapeo, Captain A's and Blue Posts Boiling Crabs & Shrimp.
Fifth and eighth purchases, on the other hand, will bring Solane Loyalista Plus members a P10 discount on their Solane LPG refill order.

To become a Solane Loyalista Plus member, simply register after purchasing Solane LPG products and services through its Hatid Bahay hotline (0918 8875555), its website (www.solane.com.ph) or exclusive Solane showrooms.