Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wheatgrass Chronicles Part 11

i couldn't and wouldn't let February just slip away without continuing this Wheatgrass Saga of mine. i think it has been a year since i have discovered the benefits and wonders of wheatgrass. hooray! a year of friendship between me and the nice people behind Easy Pha-max. (aww.. but seriously, awww. :) ) [edit: my first post was actually made February 20 last year Confessions of a Wheatgrass Convert, so yeah, it's been more than a year!]

it's almost March and i haven't blogged anything about wheatgrass. why? as usual. i'm getting busier by the minute as the end of classes approaches. only a few more weeks then i'd have to prepare for internship! i want to do my internship abroad so i'd have to look for hotels and restaurants that would take a culinary intern under their wing. (goodluck to me with that!)

like the previous posts, i share recipes that i have only thought of and haven't put into action yet, but i assured you they'd be edible. remember? (okay, start tracking back all the previous posts..)

now, let me share another idea, but this time, it's not gonna be edible. yes, you read it right, it's NOT EDIBLE.

i have written before that i've read that wheatgrass can actually help cure skin problems too. i've thought also of another thing that it hypoallergenic which, if combined with wheatgrass, might do wonders. Glycerin soap and wheatgrass = Wheatgrass soap!

i went to a soapmaking workshop before and making glycerin soaps were one of those that were taught. so, when i was contemplating what i must write before February passes me by, it came to me and wondered if it might work.

i'll consult with my friends at Easy Pha-max what they think of it when i get the chance to drop by the office. to me it really is an interesting thought, i wonder if it is too to them. :)

until next time.

Monday, February 25, 2013

What’s inside Golden Herbs Coffee Supreme & why you'll love it

This coffee which comes in a convenient pre-mix drink in single serve sachets shows promise especially for those with a driving passion for coffee.


It has two powerful herbs that are good for human health – moringa oleifera and ashitaba –with a sweetener - stevia, a plant sugar which is a healthy sugar good for diabetics and those who want to reduce their weight.  Its relish is soothingly familiar, like a very light brew of barako.

As you sip it, its mild calming aroma envelops your nostrils. Even when piping hot, there is no burning sensation. The coffee goes down easily.

Hence, the name Golden Herbs Coffee Supreme, which was launched very recently by PeakLife Inc, and its mother company, Empower Marketing Inc., a 100 percent Filipino-owned company that champions the buying of Filipino-made products. The coffee's wide-scale launch through the company's national sales network comes 10 years after the market introduction of Golden Herbs Tonic, a nutraceutical drink made from 12 premium herbs coactively working to boost the body's immune system.

The coffee supreme formulation was made by a team of Filipino scientists and doctors, who did research for at least 25 years at the Department of Science and Technology.

The two herbs work in perfect synergy:  ashitaba removes toxins through the excretory glands while moringa (better known as Malunggay among Pinoys) replenishes the nutrients needed by the body.

Both are good tissue builders. Moringa is referred to as the 'tree of life' because it can combat malnutrition, help in muscle recovery and prevent immune-system diseases. It's a plant that grows so quickly and easily in Filipino backyards because it thrives in tropical climates. The plant's leaves are used the most.  Moringa leaf powder contains more than 90 nutrients, 8 essential amino acids and 46 anti-oxidants. Antioxidants are known for preventing cellular damage.  When the leaves are dried and turned into powder form, its efficacy increases and its shelf life increases. What makes it more appealing as an additive to any food or drink, the dried powder does not change the taste of the food, drink or beverage.

Ashitaba, researched and studied extensively in Japan, commonly called the “longevity herb”,  is a green leafy vegetable that has a rare flavonoid called chalcone that contributes to good metabolism and helps in the production of nerve growth. Older people will love one of its health benefits - -keeping degenerative diseases at bay. Ashitaba contains beta-carotene, has 28 times more vitamin B2 content equivalent than garlic, four times more vitamin C than lemons, and nine times the amount of iron found in spinach.

If you want your immune system and your metabolism working at full throttle first thing in the morning, give this healthy coffee a shot!

Contact PeakLife Inc. ( and Empower Marketing ( at 532-8059 and 477-4504. Or visit them at the 2nd floor, Roscar Bldg, 81 EDSA, Mandaluyong City.