Saturday, February 12, 2011

Going Flexitarian

My blogger slash yogini friend often talks about how she has gone flexitarian.So, what exactly is a flexitarian? From what I understand (yes, based on the best information source, Google, haha), one who is a flexitarian is somewhat of a meat-eating vegan. Lemme rephrase that: they are those who follow a mostly vegetarian diet but on occasion eat meat.

In my quest to becoming healthier and to lose weight, I have found that giving up a lot of red meat and pork has helped a lot, but I don't think I'm ready or willing for that matter, to switch to a full vegan diet. However, I have seen myself become more health conscious in the way I pick my meals. When I go to the market, for example, I no longer by slabs of beef or steaks, instead, I buy fresh fish and fresh produce more.

I am lucky that fresh seafood and the like is readily available in my local groceries. For example, it might be harder to buy oysters if you were in a far off location that took a lot of time to travel to and was far from the source. Nonetheless, if you really wanted to go healthier, I'm sure you'd find ways to do that.

The common downfall, however, to switching to a more flexitarian or perhaps less meat based diet is the tendency to run out of new ways too cook these items. After all, how many ways can you dress up a fish, right? However, the internet is definitely a vast resource of great recipes to check out, so that should make for lots of experiments to try. I even came across a cocktail recipe with oysters at the ILoveBlueSea blog

At the end of the day, however, what I think is most important is not whether you go vegan or not, but it's making sure you make healthier choices and eat in moderation.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Minute Maid Pulpy: All Natural Liquid Sunshine

I just drank a bottle of Minute Maid Pulpy. They say it’s got ‘no preservatives added’. Aw, c’mon…It’s bottled juice. Is that even possible? So I thought maybe... it's yet another one of those things people just say...but you know, it really is a bottle full of freshly squeezed liquid sunshine.Yuummmy!!! Being the beach lover that I am, it sure hits the spot whenever I am off for a weekend beach getaway :)

I didn’t believe it the first time I heard it’s got no preservatives added.  So I read the ingredients (even the fine print) and everything checked out! It really has NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED!  That means it doesn’t have ingredients that may turn out to be allergens, or worse...carcinogens!  Whew! Now that’s healthy goodness that tastes so good, I... can enjoy it's yummy goodness without worrying about anything at all!

So okay, it’s got no preservatives added. That’s really good, right?  Not just because it doesn’t have those icky, harmful ingredients, but it also means... it's a better alternative to sodas and those sugary powdered juices that are heavily laden with sugar...which means excess calories that will definitely work against my quest at becoming a Fat Girl no More!

So far anyone who still has a hard time believing that Minute Maid has got no preservatives added - meaning it's THAT natural, it's almost like it's plucked straight from the tree, it's just as Mother Nature wanted your orange juice to be, it's got nothing but the good stuff yes, none of those potentially toxic stuff that can harm your brain, kidneys, heart; cause tumors aargh- the list of preservatives' bad effects just go on!!! Anyway, just to prove a point on just how good Minute Maid Pulpy is 'cause it's got NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED, I'm gonna make sure I've got me some Minute Maid Pulpy Orange stocked up in my refrigerator so I can grab a bottle of my favorite liquid sunshine any time of day :)

Feels good to know about the real pulpy deal, right? C’mon show me a smile on the comment box, and you might win yourself a Really Pulpy Deal! (That’s a chance to win a Minute Maid gift pack simply by commenting. Sweet! C'mon you just might be picked as the lucky 'commentor'!)



Do you like Minute Maid Pulpy too? When I heard about this contest from Ms. Janette Toral, I knew I just had to share my thoughts on it.

You too can share your love for Minute Maid Pulpy and get the chance to win up to Php 20,000 by simply blogging about it! Drop me a comment here too and stand the chance to win that gift pack!!!

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