Fun Facts About the Tasty Tomatoes

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DID YOU KNOW? Tomato, scientifically known as Lycopersicum esculentum Miller is believed to have originated from South America and was brought by the Spaniards to Europe in the 1500s and later to the Philippines, which eventually spread throughout Asia. Tomato is an important and popular vegetable fruit grown in all parts of the Philippines. It's …

Quote of the Day: FAITH


"God gives the toughest battles to His strongest soldiers... He loves us and grieves with us.  He is always there with us during the darkest times of our lives, providing us with a lantern to guide us to hopefully make the right decisions in the process." The Quote of the Day is an excerpt from …

Quote of the Day: HOPE


"Life can never be the same after a trauma. But then, as new green grass (surely) arises from a wildfire-scorched ground, beauty emerges after a tragedy." The Quote of the Day is taken from the book, Voices of Hope by Kristine Irwin. Kristine was in her first year of college when she was raped by someone …

Fun Facts About the Acerbic Ampalaya


DID YOU KNOW? Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia), is known in the Philippines as "ampalaya". A tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, ampalaya is widely grown for its edible fruits and shoots, and for its nutritional and medicinal properties. For generations, the crop has been used as a folkloric cure for may non-serious conditions. …

Beneath the Muscle: Unleash Your Inner Champion – Book Review


Do Whatever You Love Book Review Beneath the Muscle: Unleash Your Inner Champion By Lauren Powers If the content of this book could be encapsulated in one sentence, it would be this: “Do whatever you love, help others enjoy the benefits of what you do, and success will follow.” The people who know Lauren Powers, …

Fun Facts About the Therapeutic Okra

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DID YOU KNOW? Okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.) is a tall growing, warm season and annual vegetable crop. It is a popular and profitable vegetable crop in the country. The young and tender fruits can be prepared as a salad, boiled, or fried and can be mixed in any meat and fish dishes. It is also …

The Unbound Soul – Book Review

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Going Deep Into Consciousness Book Review The Unbound Soul: A Visionary Guide to Spiritual Transformation and Enlightenment By Richard L. Haight “Reading alone is insufficient. The value of these teachings cannot be assessed until one has practiced sufficiently with pure intentions.” That’s right! As the author puts it, The Unbound Soul: A Visionary Guide to …

Why Do Overweight and Obesity Happen?


REPOST: [The following content is originally published in Wall Street International magazine, of which I'm one of the regular contributing authors. I intentionally repost this to supplement my previous Mediterranean Diet article here] The Mediterranean Diet: What Makes it Effective The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded worldwide obesity at almost triple higher from what …

Raw Leafy Veggies: the Key to a Long Life

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Every other person wishes to live a long life. Do you, too?  Here's the secret that many nonagenarians and centenarians follow. Well, the key to longevity is simple. Eat healthily! Scientific research has shown that raw, leafy green vegetables, which we commonly refer to as SALAD has a strong positive association with increased longevity in …

Fun Facts About the Starchy Cassava


DID YOU KNOW? As a food ingredient, cassava root is somewhat similar to the potato to the extent that it is starchy, inedible when raw, and with a bland flavor when cooked. Indeed cassava can replace the potato in many dishes and forms - boiled, mashed, fried, baked. Cassava, unlike the potato, is a tropical …

Fun Facts About the Amazing Alugbati


DID YOU KNOW? Alugbati (Basella alba L.) is a succulent, branched, smooth, twining, herbaceous vine, reaching a length of several meters. The stems are green or purplish. The leaves are somewhat fleshy, ovate or heart-shaped, 5-12 centimeters (cm) in length, stalked, tapering to a pointed tip and heart shape at the base. Alugbati grows well …