Monday, January 26, 2015

Sag Awards Red Carpet!!!

dama ko na halos lahat ng kabaklaan eh bad trip pa dahil sa hinde pagpasok ni Mj sa top 5!!! move on na mga teh, pasok naman sa top 10 keri na yun, sabi nga nila better luck next time though wala ng next time for Mj but there is more chance to Ph to get that crown. ganun pa man, wow tagalog na tagalog. magpaka-good vibes muna tayo sa kaganapan sa Sag Awards red Carpet na mukang na deadma today dahil lahat tutok sa ma U.

Sofia Vergara in Donna Karan - bakit ba kasi nag red pa si ate knows naman nya na red carpet. gets nyo?

Reese my love Witherspoon - fresh very legal ka jan mare.

Lupita Nyong'o in Ellie Saab - feeling ko tropa ni ate si Ms Jamaica

Jennifer Aniston - ok! yun lang.

Emma Stone in Dior - si ate talaga fierce eh.

Keira Knightley in Erdem - pagbigyan nyo na si ate buntis eh kaya naka pang table skirting.

Julianne Moore in Givenchy - may favoritism talaga ako, hello its Givenchy.

Meryl Streep - oh Miranda!!!

Maggie Gyllenhaal - hey my almost sister in law. its been a while!!! 

Felicity Jones - I love her name lakas maka-dalagang pilipina.

Emmy Rossum - bagets!!! san ang abay?

Natalie Dormer - ngiwi look!!! pero ganda ng print ng gown.

Maisie Williams - alam na!!! Aria... excited na ako sa GOT!!!

Kelly Osbourne - oh kamusta naman ang purple hair mo?

Rosamund Spike - paano ba i-promounce name mo teh? at hinde ka nag-white ah. hinde mo siguro naibabad sa Ariel.

Julia Roberts in Givenchy - isa pang favorite!!! love ko talaga yung mga gurl na naka tux sa red carpet!!! iba ang dating eh. class na  class!!!

Naomi Watts - sweet mo lang. next pls.

Kit Harington - pansin nyo ba? the only male on this list. pake nyo? blog ko toh.

Claire Danes in Marc Jacobs - lumot green!!! kelan next season ng homeland mare?

Camila Alves - velvet in violet ka naman masyado.

Kaley Cuoco - ganda mo ah!!! porkey newly wed ka.

Sophie Turner - Sansa!!! thanks for killing King Geoffrey, thats all.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

my love for dark chocolates!!!

kung may bagay man ako na ipagdadamot yun ay ang mga sumusunod; STARBURST, MALTESERS at DARK CHOCOLATES.

my super latest addiction, may nakita ako na 95% cacao try ko yun nextime, I can finish this pack sa isang upuan lang. 

pwde rin naman paminsan-minsan ang regular chocolates, pero iba talaga ang dating sakin ng Dark Chocolates. mas bitter mas better only for Dark Chocolates ah. haha kaya naman best in research ako kung ano bang magandang maidudulot sa katawan ko ng katakawan ko sa Dark Chocolate. so ito na ang spluk sakin ni kumareng Google.

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.

Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet.

Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap) can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease.

1. Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious (ayun naman pala eh, so pwde ng substitute sa fruits & veggies)

If you buy quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, then it is actually quite nutritious.

It contains a decent amount of soluble fiber and is loaded with minerals.

A 100 gram bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa contains: 

  • 11 grams of fiber.
  • 67% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 58% of the RDA for Magnesium.
  • 89% of the RDA for Copper.
  • 98% of the RDA for Manganese.
  • It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.

Of course, 100 grams (3.5 ounces) is a fairly large amount and not something you should be consuming daily. All these nutrients also come with 600 calories and moderate amounts of sugar.

For this reason, dark chocolate is best consumed in moderation.

The fatty acid profile of cocoa and dark chocolate is excellent. The fats are mostly saturated and monounsaturated, with small amounts of polyunsaturates.

It also contains stimulants like caffeine and theobromine, but is unlikely to keep you awake at night as the amount of caffeine is very small compared to coffee.

2. Dark Chocolate is a Powerful Source of Antioxidants (from the rooot word Power, pang-malakasan pala ito)

Have you ever heard of a measure called ORAC?

ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It is a measure of the antioxidant activity of foods. 

Basically, researchers pit a bunch of free radicals (bad) against a sample of food and see how well the antioxidants in the food can “disarm” them.

The biological relevance of this metric is questioned, because it’s done in a test tube and may not have the same effect in the body.

However, I think it is worth mentioning that raw, unprocessed cocoa beans are among the highest scoring foods that have been tested.

Dark chocolate is loaded with organic compounds that are biologically active and function as antioxidants. These include polyphenols, flavanols, catechins, among others.

One study showed that cocoa and dark chocolate contained more antioxidant activity, polyphenols and flavanols than other fruits they tested, which included blueberries and Acai berries 

3. Dark Chocolate May Improve Blood Flow and Lower Blood Pressure (tamang-tama lagi pa naman ako na hihigh-blood lately, charot!)

The flavanols in dark chocolate can stimulate the endothelium, the lining of arteries, to produce Nitric Oxide (NO), which is a gas.

One of the functions of NO is to send signals to the arteries to relax, which lowers resistance to blood flow and therefore reduces blood pressure.

There are many controlled trials showing that cocoa and dark chocolate can improve blood flow and lower blood pressure, but the effects are usually mild.

However, there is also one study in people with elevated blood pressure that showed no effect, so take all this with a grain of salt.

4. Dark Chocolate Raises HDL and Protects LDL Against Oxidation (more dark chocolates para iwas sa mga malalang sakit)

Consuming dark chocolate can improve several important risk factors for heart disease.

In a controlled trial, cocoa powder was found to significantly decrease oxidized LDL cholesterol in men.

It also increased HDL and lowered total LDL in men with elevated cholesterol.

Oxidized LDL means that the LDL (“bad” cholesterol) has reacted with free radicals.

This makes the LDL particle itself reactive and capable of damaging other tissues… such as the lining of the arteries in your heart.

It makes perfect sense that cocoa lowers oxidized LDL. It contains an abundance of powerful antioxidants that do make it into the bloodstream and protect lipoproteins against oxidative damage.

Dark chocolate can also reduce insulin resistance, which is another common risk factor for many diseases like heart disease and diabetes.

5. Dark Chocolate May Lower The Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

The compounds in dark chocolate appear to be highly protective against the oxidation of LDL.

In the long term, this should cause much less cholesterol to lodge in the arteries and we should see a lower risk of heart disease over the long term. 

It turns out that we have several long-term observational studies that show a fairly drastic improvement.

In a study of 470 elderly men, cocoa was found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death by a whopping 50% over a 15 year period.

Another study revealed that eating chocolate 2 or more times per week lowered the risk of having calcified plaque in the arteries by 32%. Eating chocolate less frequently had no effect.

Yet another study showed that chocolate 5+ times per week lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease by 57%.

Of course, these 3 studies are so-called observational studies that can not prove that it was the chocolate that caused the reduction in risk.

However, given that we have a biological mechanism (lower blood pressure and oxidized LDL) then I find it plausible that regular consumption of dark chocolate can in fact reduce the risk of heart disease.

6. Dark Chocolate May Protect Your Skin Against The Sun (so lamon nalang kahit wag na mag sunblock)

The bioactive compounds in dark chocolate may also be great for your skin.

The flavonols can protect against sun-induced damage, improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration.

The minimal erythemal dose (MED) is the minimum amount of UVB rays required to cause redness in the skin, 24 hours after exposure.

In one study of 30 people, the MED more than doubled after consuming dark chocolate high in flavanols for 12 weeks.

If you’re planning on a beach vacation, consider loading up on dark chocolate in the prior weeks and months.

7. Dark Chocolate May Improve Brain Function (kaya pala feeling ko ang talino ko lately)

The good news isn’t over yet. Dark chocolate may also improve the function of the brain.

One study of healthy volunteers showed that 5 days of consuming high-flavanol cocoa improved blood flow to the brain.

Cocoa may also significantly improve cognitive function in elderly people with mental impairment. It also improves verbal fluency and several risk factors for disease.

Cocoa also contains stimulant substances like caffeine and theobromine, which may be a key reason cocoa can improve brain function in the short term.

Take Home Message

There is considerable evidence that cocoa can provide powerful health benefits, being especially protective against cardiovascular disease.

But of course, this doesn’t mean people should go all out and consume lots of chocolate every day. It is still loaded with calories and easy to overeat on. Maybe have a square or two after dinner and try to really savor them.

Be aware that a lot of the chocolate on the market is crap. You need to choose quality stuff… organic, dark chocolate with 70% or higher cocoa content.

Dark chocolates often contain some sugar, but the amounts are usually small and the darker the chocolate, the less sugar it will contain.

There are of course other benefits to chocolate that I have not mentioned… such as the awesome taste.

basta tandaan parin natin na dapat in moderation parin ang pag-lamon ng Dark Chocolates huwag nyo ako gayahin na PG mode lagi.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Golden Globe Red Carpet 2015

Mamang jLo in Zuhair Murad, sino ang lalaban?

Amal Alamuddin in Christian Dior, swerte ng baklang toh!!! deadma na muna kay papa Clooney bonggan naman award nya eh.

Heidi Klum na hinde rin papatalo.

Jennifer Aniston 

Kate Hudson pak na pak ka jan mare. makapag-white nga din.

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein. loveyou forever! kahit na parang tinamad ka magbihis.

Lupita Nyong’o in Giambattista Valli anyare?! looking forward pa naman ako sa mga ganap ni ate sa red carpet.

Emma Stone in Lanvin buti nalang nadala  ng ganda mo ang dress mo teh. push!

Anna Kendrick in Monique Lhuillier ganda mo pero di kita bet as Cinderella sa into the woods. yun lang thanks!

Jessica Chastain in Atelier Versace

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Carolina Herrera lakas maka-fresh ng gown ni ate.

Amy Adams in Versace

Chrissy Teigen (Zuhair Murad) and John Legend

Tina Fey and  Amy Poehler 

Julianne Moore in Givenchy

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors. ang ganda talaga ni ate, love her since devils wear prada days. 

Christian Grey knows nyo na yan.

Dakota Johnson in Chanel na Shining Bangus Splendid.

Kerry Washington in Banig charot lang.

Keira Knightley in Chanel, lalaitin ko sana eh buti nalang Chanel yang bistida mo teh.

Lorde in Narciso Rodriguez push mo yan girl bet ko yan pahiram after ah.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Rosamund Pike in Vera Wang. sya yung loka-lokang girl sa gone girl.

Sienna Miller in Miu Miu fresh mo lang dito teh.

Diane Kruger

Felicity Jones in Christian Dior

Lana del Rey so young and beutiful parang ako.

 Kate Beckinsale in Ellie Saab

Katie Holmes in Marchesa

Matt Bomer

Kelly Osbourne

Claire Danes in Valentino