KAPOW! This month is for winning battles. What battles? Battles against obesity and diabetes! July is Nutrition Month with the focus on obesity and this week is Anti-Diabetes Week.
According to the latest National Nutrition Survey, obesity has been slowly increasing among the population. As of the 2013 survey, 5% of children younger than 5 years of age are overweight compared to 1% in 1989; 9.1% of children from 5-10 years old are overweight compared to 5.8% in 2003 while 13% of adolescents are either overweight or obese.
The World Health Organization warns that children who are overweight or obese tend to remain that way as they grow into adults. These health problems often complicate into diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. The International Diabetes Federation reports, “The Philippines is one of the world’s emerging diabetes hotspots. Ranked in the top 15 in the world for diabetes prevalence, Philippines is home to more than 4 million people diagnosed with the disease – and a worryingly large unknown number who are unaware they have diabetes.”
The best way to prevent these health issues is with proper diet and exercise. But what’s the use of eating healthy if the food we eat was sprayed with insecticide and growth-enhancing chemicals that can have adverse effects on us? But how can we make sure that what we’re eating is safe and who has the time for that? Luckily, the army for health and wellness continues to grow day by day! Let’s welcome our newest partner in fighting these modern-day problems.
The GAME-CHANGER: harvest.ph
Introducing harvest.ph, the ONLY local online source for the freshest organic produce and meat on the market! Harvest allows you to choose the size of the basket you want and have them delivered to your doorstep EVERY WEEK without having to re-order again. Check out their website to sign up for an account and pick out your preferences with the click of a mouse. Not sure as of now what information you want to know? Subscribe to their newsletter. You can also send them a message via their Facebook page.
Eat healthy, save time, lessen the hassle and support the innovating of the organic food industry!
If you’re an old soul and prefer to be able to hold the goods in your hands before you buy them then stop by the Echostore at Streetscape, Maria Luisa Village, Banilad or the Cebu Farmer’s Market every Saturday at Handuraw Pizza, Gorordo, for all your locally-produced, organically-grown, environmentally-friendly needs!
The lively market scene just has this inevitable charm that gets to you - something that The Cebu Farmer’s Market is simply all about. It’s a pop-up shop of local food and products that is held every Saturday morning from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM with how-to workshops for the day’s featured recipe at 10:00 AM and a live band playing at 11:00 AM. Stay-up-to-date with their Facebook page so you can know the latest cooking lessons, demos, featured products and which local talent will be serenading you. Remember that this happens every Saturday at Handuraw Pizza, Gorordo, 6000 Lahug, Cebu City. If you have any questions, you can contact them at 0916-648-9527.
To promote a new lifestyle of buying local and organic while supporting the community, the echostore doesn’t have just organic-grown food but different products made out of native materials and even books by local authors. They normally have the echostore, echomarket and echocafé separated but the coolest thing about the Cebu branch at Streetscape, Maria Luisa Village, Banilad, Cebu City is all three all fused in one! It’s open everyday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM at the Streetscape Mall, Paseo Saturnino, Ma Luisa Rd., Banilad, Cebu City. For inquiries, you can also send an email to [email protected]
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