As a Traveler I need to plan ahead, each traveler needs to realize the value of health and that with every new adventure, you are exposed to risks in environment, viruses and contaminated food.
This does not mean that you shouldn’t travel, but just as in any other activity in life, the experience will be more enjoyable if travelers are adequately prepared and equipped with the knowledge of how to protect their health. Nothing ruins a vacation faster than having health or medical issues midway.
To begin with, staying healthy should start at home, before you even depart.
I love eating and try to eat healthy as much as I can.
Although sometimes I enjoy watching those cooking shows where the chef meticulously prepares a fabulous looking dish. I’ll be honest with you, I’m not such an adventurous cook at home. Which made me think that since I cook the most basic food such as the typical pinoy fried favorites and pinoy dishes, I tend to use a lot of cooking oil.
What cooking oil should I use? What cooking oil is best for my family?
These days, the shelves of the cooking-oil section in supermarkets are packed with lots of different brands and various types of oils. The abundance of options can be confusing, I always wonder exactly which one is the healthiest one to use. With so many cooking oils out there, it can be difficult to make sense of which oil is good and which isn’t good for our health.
“Oils well that ends well!”

Think about it. Oil has been one of the most basic cooking ingredients in history. Preparing food using oil has been a part of the human landscape for so long and used among so many races that trying to identify an inventor is utterly impossible. All of the oldest examples of oil presses are located in the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East, and South Asia. Per the Smithsonian’s website, The Oldest Olive Oil  ever Found Is 8,000 Years Old, which means that oil pressing predates written history by a wide margin.

 

Not all fats are bad for the body. 

Generally, oils and fats with a high proportion of saturated fat are less healthy than those with higher poly and mono unsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats can help lower cholesterol, omega-3 polyunsaturates may help protect against heart disease and omega-6 fatty acids may help with growth and brain function. Monounsaturated fats can also help lower cholesterol if they replace saturated fats. Monounsaturated fats may also help decrease the risk of breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis pain.

Another factor in considering which kind of cooking oil to use is it’s smoke point. The smoke point of an oil or fat is the temperature at which it starts to burn and degrade – oils and fats with a higher smoke point are more suited to frying food than those with lower smoke points, which are more suited for cold use – such as in salad dressings.

Fat type proportions and smoke points vary for the same type of oil depending on how it has been processed and/or produced. How oil is stored and used also affects it’s qualities – as oils are reused, in deep frying for example, they degrade.

 

Make heart healthy food: Depending on the kind of oil that you use in preparing your food, the end product can either be healthy or harmful. 

 

I was lucky enough to get an invite for the introduction and the official launch here in the Philippines for one of the healthiest types of cooking oils. It is unique among other cooking oils in the Philippines because it’s made from rice bran. I’m so excited to try out this the new healthy product for myself, “Grande Rice Bran Oil.”
Based on the research I’ve done on Rice Bran Oil, It is perfect for deep frying because of it’s high smoke point as compared to that of olive oil which has a low smoke point. Aside from frying, Grande Rice Bran Oil is surprisingly versatile because it’s also great for cold use, such as in salad dressings or vinaigrette concoctions. Interestingly, Rice Bran Oil is even good for the skin because it contains squalene. Japan has used rice bran oil for centuries as a base for soaps and skin creams.
During the event, these sumptuous looking dishes were prepared by Chef Miko Aspiras using “Grande Rice Bran Oil”.
 Here’s what we’re looking at:
Sesame Tuna Aburi Tataki Salad
This versatile Grande Rice Bran Oil is also good for Cold use such as salad dressings or vinaigrettes
Deep Fried Pork and Beans
After a busy and utterly delightful quick bit of work, we served up our creations to everyone.
Cinnamon Donuts with Ice Cream
Grande Rice bran oil boosts the immune system.
Heart Friendly.
Grande Rice Bran Oil.
Where to buy???
NCR
Makati City
Cash & Carry Supermarket
(Filmore St, Makati City)
Rustan’s Marketplace – Rockwell
(Power Plant Mall, JP Rizal Makati City)
Rustan’s Marketplace – San Antonio
(San Antonio Plaza Arcade, #50 McKinley Road, San Antonio,
Forbes Park, Makati City)
Rustan’s Supermarket – Century City Mall
(Lower Ground Floor, Unit LG01, The Century City Mall, Century City, Kalayaan Ave., Makati City)
Rustan’s Supermarket – Glorietta
(Ground Floor, Rustan’s Bldg., Ayala Avenue, Makati City)
Las Piñas City
Rustan’s Supermarket – Evia
(Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari, Las Piñas City)
Mandaluyong City
Rustan’s Supermarket – Shangri-La Plaza
(EDSA Plaza Shangri-La, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Brgy. Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City)
Muntinlupa City
Makati Supermarket Alabang
(Alabang Town Center, Theater Drive, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City)
Pasay City
Restaurant Depot
(2738 FB Harrison St. Pasay City)
Pasig City
Pioneer Center Supermarket
(8006 Pioneer St. corner United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig)
The Green Company Organic+Natural
(Ground floor, Ace Plaza Hotel and Suites)
Quezon City
The Green Company Organic+Natural
(920 Banawe Street, Bgy. Manresa)
San Juan City
Unimart Greenhills
(Greenhills Shopping Center)
Rustan’s Marketplace – Connecticut
(Northeast Square Building Connecticut Street, Greenhills)
The Green Company Organic+Natural
(17-D DPL Building M. Paterno St. , Brgy. Pasadena)
Jackson Fruit Store
(615 Gen. deJesus, Little Baguio)
Little Store
(2 Jose Abad Santos Street Little Baguio)
Taguig
Rustan’s Marketplace – Central Square BGC
(Basement 1, Central Square, Bonifacio High Street,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig)
Visayas
Rustan’s Supermarket – Cebu-Ayala
(Basement of the Expansion Bldg., Ayala Center, Cebu Business Park 2, Cebu City)
Rustan’s Supermarket – Cebu-Banawa
(R. Arcenas St., Arcenas Estate, Banawa, Cebu City)
Mindanao
Rustan’s Supermarket – CDO-Centrio
(Ground floor, Centrio Mall, C.M. Recto Ave. and Corrales St. Cagayan de Oro City)
***Coming soon to other leading supermarkets!***
**5 Liter bottles are only available in Restaurant Depot or direct orders)**#GrandeRBO#RiceBranOilPhilippines#HealthyChoices

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