Friday, June 15, 2018

Proper food storage in the fridge won't make your family sick

Many of us have the impression that storing our foods in the refrigerator will keep them fresh and safe. But, not having your appliance set at the right temperature can create a breeding ground for harmful bacteria to grow and flourish, which can result in an unsafe environment for food storage for you and your kids.

Improper food storage and sanitation can lead to a high risk of foodborne illnesses, especially this rainy season. Among these diseases is listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeriosis can be dangerous to pregnant women, newborns, children, and elderly, and can result to fever, muscle aches, or even gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea.

As such, refrigerating a food contaminated with Listeria can cause it to spread to other food products inside the refrigerator that may be making your child prone to sickness.

The good news, however, is that there are various ways we can do to reduce the risk of listeriosis at home by raising an awareness on proper refrigerator care to help improve the quality of food that you and your kids eat.

Consume use-by date food products immediately

Use-by date refers to the final day by which perishable goods should be consumed. After the recommended date, food quality is likely to go down and the food safety is lessened.

Therefore, it is important to make sure that food products are eaten before their use by date and not after.

You may realize that use-by date products spoil easily. Thus, it is crucial for you to follow storage instructions. However, take note that you should follow the use by dates on unopened ready-to-eat food products and not store food packages after they have been opened. Storing opened food products in the refrigerator can increase the risk of Listeria to grow.

Clean your refrigerator regularly

It is important to wipe food spills immediately to keep Listeria from growing and spreading to other foods. You can clean the inside walls and shelves with hot water and a mild liquid dishwashing detergent then rinse it thoroughly.

Likewise, make sure to throw old and spoiled foods that may cause growth and spread of bacteria. Try moving older foods in the front part of your fridge to make it more visible so that it can be consumed before it gets spoiled.

Keep raw meat, poultry, or fish, which may contain several bacteria, from cooked meals. Also, make sure that raw meats are at the bottom part of the shelf to avoid it from dripping. However, it is still better to have them sealed in a tight container.

Properly sanitizing your refrigerator can avoid different types of bacteria like Coliforms, Vibrio, salmonella, e-Coli, Botulinum, and Pseudomonas—all of which harmful to the human health—from growing on foods such as raw meat, milk, fish, and more.

Keep your refrigerator at the right temperature

Having your refrigerator at the proper temperature can avoid or slow the growth of Listeria. To check if your refrigerator is at the right temperature, put an appliance thermometer inside and make the necessary adjustment in the temperature control. Makes sure that your refrigerator register at 40°F (4°C) or below and your freezer at 0°F (-18°C).

Refrigerating below the recommended 4℃ will significantly slow the growth of bacteria. But as the temperature rises, the bacteria can grow at a faster rate, which can result in spoilage, wastage, and food poisoning.

Your refrigerator plays an important role in keeping your food safe and free from any bacteria that can result in foodborne illnesses. In fact, operating at the wrong temperature can leave room for the bacteria to get the nutrients and temperature it needs to grow inside your refrigerator.

While refrigerators can be a breeding ground for foodborne illnesses, Beko Refrigerator’s Active Ioniser neutralizes the bacteria that cause effluvia to create an antibacterial effect to keep the refrigerator from harmful pathogens such as Listeria. Also, Its Blue Light Technology allows for a continuous process of photosynthesis, allowing fresh produce to maintain their natural flavors and nutritional value for up to 30 days.

On top of that, the Beko Refrigerator’s new age of NeoFrost Technology keeps the humidity of their refrigerator at an optimum level of up to 90 percent in the cooler for longer freshness. It also makes for a more stable and faster cooling for both the cooler and the freezer compartments at A+ energy efficiency level. Moreover, its independent cooling systems also help in preventing odor transfer in between the compartments to keep the quality of the air inside at maximum levels.

To know more about Beko and Beko Philippines, like the Beko Philippines fan page (@BekoPH) or visit the website at


Beko is the global home appliances brand of the Arçelik Group and belongs to the Koç Holding – one of the largest conglomerate in Europe, ranking among the first 250 on the Fortune Global 500 list. Beko set out in 1955 – with one washing machine. And with one goal: Bringing smart products to everyone.

Today, we are the second largest brand within the European white goods sector. It’s because we are always driven by the constant desire to innovate for a better life. Thanks to this approach, we have become one of the leading home appliances companies in the world. And within the last five years, we have been rising as the fastest growing white goods brand in Europe – with 25.000 employees, 14 global production sites and products sold in more than 130 countries.

But no matter where our success stories begin, each and every one of them starts with our inspiration to keep on changing for the better. And the reason why we are always trying for the better is people. They have been shaping our vision, setting our course and helping us to navigate to our goals. Their actions, enthusiasm, and spirit are, in truth, what has been inspiring us today as in yesterday, for more than 60 years.

This belief is our common ground. And together, we can turn this new chapter into another long-term Beko success story – to create smarter ideas and better solutions, now and in the future.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Top Exercises to Shred that Extra Fat

More often than not, most people hitting the gym are looking to get rid of excess fat. A healthy diet is critical in complementing your training routine. Workout supplements from Acheter Steroid can also help you achieve better results. Other than improving your overall look, burning calories has a host of other benefits which cannot be overstated.

Health Benefits
Health, of course, tops the list of advantages. Burning extra calories decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Additionally, it improves mobility, which naturally translates to increased flexibility, hence reducing joint pain. Lastly, it keeps your blood sugar levels in check, thus lessening the risk of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

Lifestyle Benefits
Burning calories enables you to enjoy your life even more. Having an appealing physique boosts your confidence and self-esteem and regular exercise helps you to sleep better.

Working out also calms you down, reducing stress levels, especially if you are in a difficult situation. Less stress equals a better mood, making you feel more energetic.

Some of the top exercises that will enable you to burn excess calories faster are:


Research has proven that high-intensity swimming can burn up to 680 calories an hour. Furthermore, it involves all the major muscle groups, thus improving body balance, strengthening muscles and boosting your heart rate. Try various styles like breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly to make the session more entertaining. Apart from that, swimming in a colder pool is said to increase the rate at which your body burns calories since your body burns more calories to stay warm.

Performing Martial Arts

Learning different martial arts such as taekwondo and karate will also help to burn calories faster. Other than that, performing martial arts helps the body gain speed, power and improves mental concentration. Research proves that taekwondo burns approximately 700 calories in an hour.


Jumping with a rope can burn approximately 1000 calories in an hour, and it is a perfect workout for the entire body. Both kids and adults can do it, anytime and anywhere, and the only equipment required is a skipping rope.


Also known as fast pace running, this is a high-intensity cardio exercise. Completing a 100 or 200-meter sprint requires a lot of energy, making the body burn excess calories. In addition, sprinting improves your cardiovascular system by speeding up your heart rate.

High-Intensity Aerobics

High-intensity aerobics such as dancing, hopping and jumping jacks challenge your body muscles to contract and expand in a fast and well-controlled manner. You can challenge yourself by incorporating weights such as a dumbbell while maintaining the high-intensity level. Do this in intervals, each lasting for 20 to 30 minutes, then take a break.


Biking at a vigorous pace makes you feel a burning sensation in your lungs and increases your heart rate. Cycling in mountainous and hilly terrain helps your body to burn even more calories; research suggests up to 680 calories an hour.

How to get Discount and Shop on Lazada through PERA SWIPE?

When you hear about the word shopping, we always think and wish for a discount. The traditional way of shopping in a physical store or the modern way of doing shopping online, for whatever goods you have in mind. Yes, a majority of the products are being sold online. From groceries, clothing, baby and home products, and even food from your favorite restaurants!

In today's generation shopping for items you and your family needs can be as convenient as waiting for it to arrive on your doorsteps. What is even cooler, fun and practical to do is, when you can get your items almost for free! 

PERA SWIPE can be your platform to get points as rewards to earn and convert the points to game credits, gift certificates, and mobile loads! 
"You Swipe, We Pay"!

I have been a PERA SWIPE user since it all started last year and I am a part of this successful venture. PERA SWIPE is celebrating its 1st PERAnniversary
In line with this celebration, they updated the PERA SWIPE app to version 2.3, easier to earn points and get discount codes I can use to shop at Lazada, the largest online shopping mall in Southeast Asia! 

How to get Discount and Shop on Lazada through PERA SWIPE? 

1. New user- Download the app on Google Play Store (
    Existing users- Update to V2.3 on Google Play Store 
2. Register and Sign-up- use my referral code akosimagzdc and get 555pts instantly!
3. Download the Lazada app. Make sure your email address on both apps is the same. 
4. When you unlock your phone and you see the Lazada ad,

Swipe LEFT to claim your 10% voucher code that will be sent to you via SMS. You will be redirected to Lazada app and you are now ready to go shopping!

I saved the discount code that was SMS to me.

I searched for the name of the product that I was looking for. 

The brand prompted first on the list, I instantly add to cart and proceeded to the next page by entering the voucher code received via SMS. The 10% discounted was automatically deducted to the price of the product without pressing any button!

5. When you are done with picking out items and ready for checkout, encode the LAZADA 10% discount voucher code (up to P300 max discount), with no minimum amount of purchase.

I picked this product because I know how my father loves this scent and I couldn't imagine I can get this item in Lazada on sale! I got savings from Lazada's marked down sale, added this 10% discount because of PERA SWIPE and then another 5% rebate waiting to be loaded in my Lazada e-wallet, wow! 

I proceeded to checkout and selected my preferred payment method. All in all, I spent less than 10 minutes of my time shopping through Lazada with the discount code given to me. Since I can get a new code again this coming Monday, I will swipe and swipe the PERA SWIPE app and earn points, get a new discount code so I can shop again next week, for the whole month of June!

So, what are you waiting for? It's never too late to get something for your dearest Papa, Tatay, or Daddy with PERA Swipe and Lazada. 

Check out some points below regarding this amazing for all of us below! 

Take note:
1. The discount transaction will only work if the LAZADA app is opened through PERA SWIPE lock screen, follow the steps for a successful transaction.
2. This promo is exclusive for purchases made using the LAZADA app.
3. 10% LAZADA discount voucher code from PERA SWIPE is valid for 7 days only.
4. Each user can request one voucher per week. A new voucher can be requested every Monday.

Get 5% cash back on ALL LAZADA PURCHASES

1. Purchase any products from Lazada in June 2018. No minimum/maximum purchase required)
2. Make sure your registered email in Lazada and PERA SWIPE is the same. You can change your e-mail address in the settings of your PERA SWIPE app.
3. Purchase must be done using the Lazada app after it opens by swiping left on the PERA SWIPE lock screen.
4. Your Lazada E-Wallet must be activated on or before July 1, 2018.
5. The 5% cash back will be credited to your Lazada E-Wallet on or before July 17, 2018. (Notified via SMS)

* Not applicable for canceled/refunded transactions.
* Make sure your email address on PERA SWIPE and Lazada are the same. You won’t get 5% cash back if the email addresses do not match.

Happy shopping!