A “Bitter” (Better) Way to Help Negrenses
As July ushers in, the rainy season has arrived in this part of the globe. Being in the tropics, where it’s warm and sunshiny all year round, and in an archipelago, where sea travel is a common mode of transport, the heavy rains and typhoons are not welcome visitors especially to beach lovers and travel junkies. Rains are fine as long as they don’t disrupt one’s itinerary. I, for one, was planning on a road trip to the southwestern part of the Negros Island but had to cancel it due to bad weather.
Apart from beaches and warm weather, another thing to enjoy in the tropics are the fresh tropical fruits. Those who are from the other side of the world who want to enjoy a vacation in the Philippines and other parts of Asia delight on consuming these fruits. And when you happen to be in Negros Island, you will surely want to taste the freshly squeezed sugarcane juice or go the local way of chomping on sugarcane.
However delectable these food are, it is always good to go easy on one’s intake especially on food with high sugar levels (I’m not sure on the sugar level of raw sugarcane, but having everything in moderation is precautionary). And if you think you went overboard and consumed too much of high-sugar content food, you can turn to an all natural solution to counter this concern.
I recently met executives of Nattural Quality Corporation (NQC) and they shared their advocacy on wellness and healthy lifestyles. Among their products are Ampalaya Plus, formulated for diabetes; Ampalaya Plus Junior, version of Ampalaya Plus Capsule for children ages 7 and above; Delite Herbal Tea, tea form of Ampalaya Plus capsule; Renalin, supports kidney health; Slenda, for weight loss and obesity and Enduranz Capsule for Men, for male infertility problems and promotes men’s health.
Ampalaya is bitter gourd, known for its bitter taste. Not a favorite of many, especially children, but it has medicinal qualities and great nutritional content. It can help level sugar in our body. Recently, NQC started a promotional campaign, dubbed as the “Gusto Kong Makatulong” (I Want to Help) promo that will help residents of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, the two provinces in the Negros Island. What better way to combat diabetes than to begin a campaign in the sugar capital of the Philippines, right?
If you are planning a trip to Negros, understand that the people are not just sweet and friendly but we also have a sweet tooth. If you share this sentiment, then, probably you’d want to try a “bitter” solution to moderate your blood sugar level. You might just want to give ampalaya or bitter gourd a try.