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Category — Health & Fitness

Choosing the Best milk for Toddlers

My son’s birthday is tomorrow and I decided to create a blog decided to post about myself and my growing family on my old blog. I am thinking of posting anything that interest me. Well, if you know me, interesting for me is about my family and making enough money to support them.

I will start posting something about the toddler milk available for my son which turns one on the morrow. I started my research on choosing between cow’s milk( preferably UHT processed ) and toddler formula( the one you see in the supermarket ).

From research, I’ve found out that cow’s milk isn’t suitable for children below one year old. Although a lot of people who have used cow’s milk argue that they didn’t experience any adverse effects on their children’s health, I wouldn’t risk it. Cow’s milk won’t be in his diet until he is 2-3 years old. I’ll do my research again before then.

I abruptly started my research on available milk supplements available here in the Philippines. Here’s a list of the widely available ones and their nutritional content per 100 grams:

  1. Nido Junior 1-3. Energy 463 kcal, Protein 17 grams, Carbohydrates 53 grams
  2. Progress Gold. Energy 450 kcal, Protein 14 grams (40% whey 5.8 g, 60% casein 8.6 g), carbohydrate 64 grams
  3. Sustagen Junior. Energy 393 kcal, Protein 16 grams, Carbohydrates 71 grams
  4. Bonakid. Energy 450 kcal, Protein 14 grams, Carbohydrates 64 grams
  5. Vitaminized Lactum 1+. Energy 440 kcal, Protein 15 grams, Carbohydrate 64 grams
  6. Gain Plus Advanced. Energy 495 kcal, Protein 18.8 g, Carbohydrate 49.8 g

March 25, 2011   No Comments

50 Ways To Save Money You Might Not Even Know About

People never read the introductions anyway.

100 ways to save money

  1. Shop after the holidays
  2. Conserve Water
  3. Grow your own vegetables
  4. Ask your bank for a debt repayment plan
  5. Stop playing the lottery
  6. Buy in bulk
  7. automate bills payment
  8. Try home remedies
  9. Quit Drinking often
  10. Quit smoking
  11. Avoid convenience stores
  12. Make your own detergent
  13. Use a clothesline for drying
  14. Read
  15. Buy with quality in mind
  16. Buy less clothes
  17. Do it Yourself
  18. Don’t watch television
  19. Wash your hands
  20. Open the windows
  21. Use Coupons
  22. Buy Generic
  23. Have a grocery list
  24. use power surge protectors
  25. Quit the video arcade
  26. Vaccinate your dog
  27. Have a budget
  28. Clean your surroundings
  29. Exercise
  30. Pay yourself first
  31. Use Natural Light
  32. Open a savings account
  33. Eat less meat
  34. Drink a lot of water before meals
  35. Get a postpaid internet plan
  36. Shop for supplies months before the school season
  37. Marry who has the same financial values
  38. Unplug appliances not in use
  39. Live closer to work
  40. Use the public transportation
  41. Stop dining out
  42. Brush your teeth
  43. Have a checkup
  44. Eat natural foods
  45. use free software
  46. Cut your own hair
  47. Use a normal razor
  48. Pack your Lunch
  49. Use Compact Fluorescent Lamps(CFLs)
  50. Pay your Debts

December 14, 2009   1 Comment

The Best Ways to Reduce Aging



Let’s face it, everyone wants to look younger.

The idea of looking younger means less pimples, less viewable crows feet, less lines on our forehead and radiant smooth skin.

What can you do to look younger in 10 weeks

Sleep 7-8 hours a day. Research says that you get more than just rest when sleeping. It is said that the body heals itself when sleeping.

Exercise daily. Exercising is one of the oldest trick to reduce the effects of aging. Exercise not only helps the body combat losing muscle when aging, it also helps our skin become more radiant.

With regular exercise, the blood is pumped much more rapidly through our blood vessels resulting in nutrition passed on to our cells faster.

This will eventually result in a more radiant skin.

Drink lots of water. A human adult has approximately 50% to 60% water in the body while a child’s body consists 75% water. It’s no wonder drinking lots of water is a requirement for beauty as well.

Drinking more water helps in getting clearer eyes, radian complexion and better bowel movement as it helps clean our body of wastes.

Eat yellow and leafy vegetables. Vitamin A, E and C are the most noted beauty vitamins. They help reduce free radicals. They promote cell and tissue renewal.

We must remember that beauty is not only physical attractiveness. Beauty is also internal. If we live right and eat right, we will become healthy internally which will be the reflected on the outside.

Photo by williamcho

September 9, 2009   No Comments

Keeping Your Hands Clean

During the past two to three months a lot of news has been about the feared AH1N1 virus.

Having had fever in the last few weeks, I always feared that I caught it. The good thing was I never did. What I got were normal flu.

What to do?

The most basic thing we should do to protect ourselves from this virus or any other viral diseases and bacteria is to wash our hands regularly.

Although, I had to thank my mom for reminding me everyday to wash my hand. She even sneaks in a bottle of isopropyl alcohol in bag!

If you still don’t get why this is a good advice, it’s because of the bills that come when you get sick.

August 4, 2009   No Comments