How to stay healthy by choosing what #FillsGood
With the current circumstance, it is important to be mindful of the things we put in our grocery baskets and choose only the healthier alternatives.

How to stay healthy by choosing what #FillsGood

(Philstar.com) - March 30, 2020 - 3:00pm

MANILA, Philippines — A few weeks back, it was easy for us to enjoy fresh air. Go on a quick beach trip with our friends, bask under the warm rays of the sun, and savor the local fishermen’s catch after an early morning surf.

However, it would take a long while for us to go back to the “normal” we have been accustomed to. Currently, we are fighting off an invisible enemy—and as a nation we fight as a team, as a whole.

The new normal

Extreme measures were enforced to flatten the curve of COVID-19 in the country and one of these was enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

We are now living in the new normal—we have to make do with what we have. People are given limited hours to stock up on goods that should last a week or two, add this to the social distancing mandated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

With the current circumstance, it is important to be mindful of the things we put in our grocery baskets and choose only the healthier alternatives.

According to a 2014 study by Harvard Medical School, our first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Every part of our body, including the immune system, will function better when bolstered by healthy living strategies such as preparing home cooked meals, meal planning, and eating healthy.

Poor nutrition = poor health

When we don’t get the proper nutrition that our bodies need, our defenses can run low and we'll be on a higher risk of catching viruses and bacteria.

Fatigue, weak and soft bones, and impaired cognitive performance, among others, are other symptoms of poor nutrition, which we don’t want happening—to us and our families especially now that we’re facing a health dilemma across the nation.

We need to be smarter about our food choices. It’s best to forego products that aren’t good for our bodies and those that offer very limited nutritional value.

The next time you’re out to shop for a two-week food stock, it’s best to seek out nutrient-dense snacks or food that are made from all-natural ingredients, provide energy, and contain high amounts of quality proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Stock up on snacks that could easily fulfill your nutrition needs while satisfying your hunger.

A meal supplement that #FillsGood


Good thing for us Filipinos, the market offers nutritious products packed with vitamins and minerals that wouldn’t hurt your wallet—one good example is soy milk. 

Did you know that soy is an excellent source of high-quality protein that is beneficial for both kids and adults?

Meat and dairy may be widely known as protein sources, but thankfully it is not the only choice. Soy milk is one of the most common and nutritious dairy alternatives that provide high-quality protein. What’s even better is that it’s plant-based so you’re more assured that soy milk is free from hormones and antibiotics that may be found in some animal-based products.

One particular brand is leading the innovation in easing soy milk into the lives of Filipinos. Vitamilk Soy Milk is naturally high in plant-based protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, making it good for the brain, body and heart.

Each serving is filling enough to satisfy your hunger and cravings, like a meal on its own. You won’t regret finishing a whole bottle because it’s not only delicious, it’s nutritious too!

Good for the body, brain and heart

Luckily, we don’t need to rely on meat or dairy to get full-range protein.

The plant-based protein found in Vitamilk Soy Milk also has the amino acids found in meat-based protein that form the building blocks of our muscles and tissues, which are essential for growth and muscle building.

It is important to note that a protein-rich diet also keeps you feeling fuller, allowing you to eliminate unhealthy choices.

Vitamilk is also rich in brain-building amino acids Omega 3, 6, and 9, which are great for supporting the healthy nerves and synapses of our brain.

Additionally, the amino acids and isoflavones found in soy milk protein help lower the bad cholesterol, improving our overall cardiovascular health.

A must to stay healthy

Our current condition is forcing us to make intelligent choices when grocery shopping. When you are to choose among the limited food options, make sure that you pick up a product that is densely packed with vitamins and nutrients, has long shelf life, and most importantly, can help boost your immune system.

Not everyone has the capacity to lend an extra hand to the nearest relief operations unit. However, it is already a huge contribution to the whole nation if we keep ourselves healthy inside the comforts of our homes while our front liners arm themselves up for battle each day.

Stock up on Vitamilk Soy Milk to stay healthy—if the opportunity arises, share it with our modern day heroes, the front liners.

Vitamilk is the all-natural, protein-rich and best-tasting soy milk that's filled with vitamins and minerals to revitalize you during “pagud-tom” moments.

When you need a good boost any time of the day, Vitamilk’s healthy, filling, energy will surely go a long way.

Choose from a wide variety of delicious flavors (Double Choco Shake, Original, Banana, Energy / Multi-grain and Choco Shake) and pack sizes (300ml disposable glass bottles, 250ml baon packs, 1L tetra packs and 200ml returnable glass bottles).


Vitamilk is available in supermarkets, convenience stores, and sari-sari stores near you.

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