Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thank You JESUS!

Two-thousand years ago there was a baby boy born,
This baby was the Son of God in human flesh and form.

Born of the Virgin Mary who was Joseph's chosen wife,
This baby's name was Jesus, Who would change my mortal life.

For Jesus grew into a Man, a Man with Godly favor,
To change a world so marred in sin and then become our Savior.

But until destiny came forth, the Lord became a Friend,
To people who were sick or dead, He gave them life again.

For those that no one else would touch, my Jesus showed compassion,
To break their chains of bondage or to give them love that's lasting.

And everyone He touched within His thirty-three short years,
While He was living on the earth, were changed when He appeared.

The lepers' sores were cleansed and then the lame were made to walk,
The blinded eyes were opened and the dumb began to talk.

And those possessed with spirits of the devil were delivered,
He ate with tax collectors and the children were considered.

Then seeing hungry thousands, He divided fish and bread,
And then He prayed and blessed it, and He saw the hungry fed.

He let a sinful harlot wash His feet with her perfume,
For He was her Salvation to deliver her from doom.

But as it is today, there were the ones who'd hate His story,
Who'd try to stop Him from His acts of kindness, love and glory.

A plot was made and then a plan to have King Jesus tried,
To torture and accuse Him and then have Him crucified.

They captured and they brought Him into Pilate's judgment hall,
But in His heart of love the Lord would still forgive them all.

And then they came to beat him, and He bore thirty-nine stripes,
His calloused, cold accusers then set out to take His life.

A crown of thorns was placed on Him as drops of blood were lost,
And then they laid upon His back a heavy, rugged cross.

And as He walked the Via Dela Rosa to His death,
He suffered for my purpose in the drops of blood He bled.

Then upon dark Golgotha's hill in Jesus' hand and feet,
Were driven dirty, rusty nails to hang on Calvary.

But as they spat upon Him while they cursed His holy Name,
My Jesus showed forgiveness while He bore our sin and shame.

His friends were broken-hearted for they loved Him and they cried,
They watched their precious Savior as He hung His head and died.

Then three days later after they had placed Him in a grave,
The Heavens had the last word and the stone was rolled away.

My Lord emerged in victory for Heaven won this fight,
Not only did He live again, His death had saved my life.

This story has not changed in centuries for it is true,
My Savior would have died if it had been for only you.

Because of God's unselfish love, the price for me was paid,
My life was changed the grateful day Christ died and I was saved.

So now I'll spend my days on earth declaring all my life,
The message of the gospel and the passion of the Christ.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Amazing Arts

The Marks Of Manhood

1.Spiritual maturity sufficient to lead a wife and children.
“A man must be ready to lead his wife and his children in a way that will honor God, demonstrate godliness, inculcate Christian character, and lead his family to desire Christ and to seek God’s glory.”

2.Personal maturity sufficient to be a responsible husband and father.
“True masculinity is not a matter of exhibiting supposedly masculine characteristics devoid of the context of responsibility.  In the Bible, a man is called to fulfill his role as husband and father.”

3.Economic maturity sufficient to hold an adult job and handle money.
“A real man knows how to hold a job, handle money with responsibility, and take care of the needs of his wife and family.”

4. Physical maturity sufficient to work and protect a family.
“A boy must be taught to channel his developing strength and emerging size into a self-counciousness of responsibility, recognizing that adult strength is to be combined with adult responsibility and true maturity”

5. Sexual maturity sufficient to marry and fulfill God’s purposes.
“…the true Christian man practices sexual integrity, avoiding pornography, fornication, all forms of sexual promiscuity and corruption…but rejoices in the sexual capacity and reproductive power God has put within him, committing himself to find a wife, and to earn her love, trust, and admiration—and eventually her hand in marriage.”

6. Moral maturity sufficient to lead as an example of righteousness.
“The Christian man is to be an example to others, teaching by both precept and example.”

7. Ethical maturity sufficient to make responsible decisions.
“The indecisiveness of so many contemporary males is evidence of a stunted manhood…A real man knows how to make a decision and live with its consequences—even if that means he must later acknowledge that he has learned by making a bad decision, and then by making the appropriate correction.”

8. Worldview maturity sufficient to understand what is really important.
“An inversion of values marks our postmodern age, and the predicament of modern manhood is made all the more perplexing by the fact that many men lack the capacity of consistent worldview thinking…The Christian man must understand how to interpret and evaluate issues across the spectrum of politics, economics, morality, entertainment, education, and a seemingly endless list of other fields.”

9. Relational maturity sufficient to understand and respect others.
“While a man is to demonstrate emotional strength, constancy, and steadfastness, he must be able to relate to his wife, his children, his peers, his colleagues, and a host of others in a way that demonstrates respect, understanding, and appropriate empathy.”

10. Social maturity to make a contribution to society.
“A boy must learn to fulfill a political responsibility as a citizen, and a moral responsibility as a member of a human community.  The Christian man bears a civilizational responsibility, and boys must be taught to see themselves as shapers of a society…”

11. Verbal maturity sufficient to communicate and articulate as a man.
“A man must be able to speak, to be understood, and to communicate in a way that will honor God and convey God’s truth to others.”

12. Character maturity sufficient to demonstrate courage under fire.
“In the end, a man’s character is revealed in the crucible of everyday challenges.  For most men, life will also bring moments when extraordinary courage will be required, if he is to remain faithful and true.”

13. Biblical maturity sufficient to lead at some level in the church.
“While God has appointed specific officers for his church—men who are specially gifted and publicly called— every man should fulfill some leadership responsibility within the life of the congregation.”

Definitely Filipino Wallpaper

Sign the Petition!

No Shortcuts BUT Name Dolphy National Artist

Bienvenido Lumbera said: “. . . We are a people without a nation, a people in constant risk of losing our identity. We need our artists to help us remember our past and put us in mind of our future. The National Artist Award insists that even without a nation, Filipino artists must be nationalists, artists whose triumphs are landmarks toward the eventual achievement of a genuine ‘sense of Filipino nationhood.’”

Dolphy is known as a very humble person. He knows that he is already a national artist in the hearts of the Filipino people, and for sure, he will respect the process and understand that the reason and agenda behind having the National Artist Awards is bigger than all the national artists combined. Even without him saying it, it’s already a given that the cause of Filipino nationhood is also near and dear to him.

Source: Atty. Jojo M. Liangco of

Sign the Petition!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pinoy Childhood!




Things that Filipinos are sentimental and have cherished especially during childhood. It also includes those from outside the country that brings nostalgia whenever they see one.


To realize The value of a sister:
Ask someone Who doesn't have one.

To realize The value of ten years:
Ask a newly Divorced couple.

To realize The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize The value of one year:
Ask a student who Has failed a final exam.

To realize The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.

To realize The value of one month:
Ask a mother who has Given birth to a premature baby.

To realize The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize The value of one hour:
Ask the lovers who are waiting to Meet.

To realize The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize The value of one-second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

To realize The value of one millisecond:
Ask the person who has
Won a silver medal in the Olympics.

To realize the value of a friend
Lose one.

My prayers were answered.

"I asked for strength,
and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom,
and God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity,
and God gave me brawn and brain to work.
I asked for courage,
and God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for love,
and God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for favors,
and God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted.
I received everything I needed.
My prayers were answered. "

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Statement of President Aquino on the passing away of Dolphy Quizon, July 10, 2012


Kagalang-galang Benigno S. Aquino III
Pangulo ng Pilipinas
Sa pagpanaw ni Rodolfo Quizon Sr.

[Ika-10 ng Hulyo 2012]

Mabuting tao si Dolphy, at kinatawan niya ang karaniwang Pilipino: malalim magmahal, masayahin, may respeto sa kapwa, at handang harapin ang mga hamon ng tadhana. Nagmula siya sa isang henerasyong dumaan sa maraming pagsubok—at sa pakikipagsapalaran ay natutong maging mapagpakumbaba, matapat, at matulungin. Hindi kailanman niya tinalikuran ang mga kaibigan, at ang sambayanang naging bukal ng kanyang mga tagumpay.

Sa loob ng mahabang panahon, ipinakita sa atin ni Dolphy na anumang pagsubok ay may katuwang na pag-asa at ligaya; mulat siyang anumang problema ay mapangingibabawan ng positibong pagtanaw sa kapalaran. Binago niya hindi lamang ang kaniyang industriya, kundi maging ang pambansang kamalayan: sa pamamagitan ng kaniyang sining, pinalawak ni Dolphy ang ating pananaw, at binigyan tayo ng kakayahang suriin, pahalagahan, at hanapan ng ngiti ang mga pang-araw-araw na pangyayari sa buhay ng bawat Pilipino.

Nakikiisa ako at ang aking pamilya, sampu ng ating mga kasamahan sa gobyerno, sa pagluluksa ng Pamilya Quizon ngayong gabi. Ang pagpanaw ni Rodolfo Quizon Sr.—ang nag-iisang Hari ng Komedya—ay tiyak na nagdudulot ng lumbay sa isang bansang matagal niyang pinasaya.

Rest In Peace DOLPHY

Makati Medical Center statement on Dolphy's passing

We would like to inform the public that Mr. Rodolfo "Dolphy" Quizon, passed away today, at 2034H (8:34PM) due to Multiple Organ Failure, secondary to complications brought about by Severe Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Acute Renal Failure.
We join the entire Filipino Community in praying for the soul of Mr. Quizon and his dearly beloved family and friends.
To the Quizon Family, we extend our deepest condolences.

Trust GOD!

You say: "It's impossible "
God says: All things are possible

You say: " I am too tired"
God says: I will give you rest.

You say: " Nobody really loves me"
God says: I love you

You say: " I can't go on"
God says: My grace is sufficient

You say: "I can't figure things out"
God says: I will direct your steps

You say: " I can't do it"
God says: You can do all things

You say: " I am not able"
God says: I am able

You say:" It's not worth it"
God says: It will be worth it

You say: " I can't forgive myself"
God says: I forgive you

You say: " I can't manage"
God says: I will supply all your needs

You say: " I'm afraid "
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear

You say: " I am always worried and frustrated"
God says: Cast all your cares on me

You say: " I don't have enough faith "
God says: I have given everyone a measure of faith

You say: " I am not smart enough"
God says: I give you wisdom

You say: " I feel all alone"
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you.

Pinoy Food

1. Adobong Pusit (Squid cooked in an ink and vinegar stew)

2.  Spanish Paella has become "Pinoyed" on food 

3.  Daing na Bangus

4. Oyster or Talaba

5. Baked Salmon

I am because we are!

An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ''UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?''
'UBUNTU' in the Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are"

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Boracay named world’s BEST ISLAND!

Boracay, world famous for its fine white sand beaches, is the best island in the world for 2012, according to a survey recently conducted by international magazine Travel+Leisure.

Earning a score of 93.10 from the magazine readers’ votes in a poll for this year’s “World’s Best Awards,” Boracay went up from fourth last year, topping other beach destinations, including 
Bali, Indonesia (No. 2, with 90.41 percent) and 
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (No. 3, 89.55).
Last year’s Top Island Award went to 
Santorini, Greece, which fell to No. 6 (89.20) this year.
Rounding out this year’s Top 10 Islands list are
Maui, Hawaii (No. 4, 89.53); 
Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia (No. 5, 89.28); 
Kauai, Hawaii (No. 7, 89.09); 
Big Island, Hawaii (No. 8, 87.95)
Sicily, Italy (No. 9, 87.87); and 
Vancouver Island, British Columbia (No. 10, 87.48).

“This is important, Boracay. It beat out Bali, No. 2,” said Travel+Leisure editor Nilou Motamed, in an interview with Today host Willie Geist. “It’s one of those islands you should know about if you’re interested in culture and value.”
The magazine’s editor-in-chief Nancy Novogrod, in a press statement, said, “Even after 17 years, the opportunity to see what travel experiences resonate with our readers still intrigues and delights me. While some passions change over time, the allure of the exotic and the new remains as strong as ever, as does the attraction to trips that provide distinctive and long-lasting memories.”
Geographically a part of the municipality of Malay, Aklan, Boracay is approximately 10 square kilometers. It is located two kilometers off the northwest tip of Panay in Western Visayas and is approximately 315 kilometers (196 miles) south of Manila.
Boracay’s Discovery Shores also bagged this year’s Best Hotel Spa Award in Asia, up from No. 7 last year.

Published by the American Express Publishing Corp. since 1937, the New York-based Travel+Leisure magazine is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express Co., led by president and chief executive officer Ed Kelly.
The 2012 World’s Best Awards winners will be feted in a ceremony on July 19 to be hosted by Novogrod herself and the magazine’s vice president and publisher, Jean-Paul Kyrillos, at the spanking Conrad New York. (With reports from ABS-CBN News Online,, and


Marco Alcaraz Wedding Vow

Marco Alcaraz and Lara Quigaman say their ”I dos”

"Whatever words may come out of me today, Lord, they are just part of what I feel... because I am just so overwhelmed by your goodness and love for having sent me a person like my Jiampong, my Jiamps, my precious one — as my wife.

"I want to walk through my years right beside you Precious Lara as your best friend, your soul mate, your lover... I will be your true partner in every adventure... wherever, whenever, forever...

"God really works in mysterious and sometimes funny ways. Dati, napapanood lang kita sa sitcom na That's my Doc. Ngayon, 'pag nakikita kita, I can now proudly say 'That's my wife!'

"Ironic that I have to experience an injury in basketball for us to meet in show business. Sabi ko sa sarili ko, 'Kapag si Lara ang naging girlfriend ko, titino na ako...

"True enough, salamat naman, minahal mo ako... kahit hindi ako masyadong mayaman, kahit hindi ako masyadong mature katulad ng dati mong boyfriends, at kahit na may itsura ako nang konti sa kanila.

"I thank you Miss Precious Lara Quigaman—for being the most unselfish, generous, loving eprson that I know. I feel more deeply in love with you when I see the way you treat your family, your relatives, and even my family and myself... Thank you for bringing out the best in me... and for showing me the things, and the people that really matter.
"And most important of all, thank you for bringing me closer to the Lord... I'm sorry Lara... for the pains you had to go through with me. I am not perfect but I will always try to work hard to be the best husband to you and father to our children.

"I love you, Lara and I promise to love you unconditionally, without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, encourage and support you to achieve all your goals and dreams—I love you Lara—that I want to laugh with you, learn with you and grow with you in mind and spirit all my life...

"And lastly, you may be Miss International to everyone, but for me Jiamps—you will always be my precious one. And I commit to taking care of you with all my life, my precious one—plus... our forthcoming son—and you both will be my precious two.

"I love you... I really love you! Thank you!"


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Big Brother’s words of advice

“91 days inside my house is not enough for you to completely change. Hindi dapat minamadali ang lahat ng bagay. Hindi dapat nira-rush. Hindi dapat fina-fastforward. Wag magpadala sa bugso ng damdamin… Sa impluwensiya ng TV, movies, at internet… O peer pressure. Hindi lahat ng bagay ay puwedeng balikan. Hindi pwedeng i-undo. Lalong-lalo na ang panahon.”
Big Brother’s words of advice

When I say..."I am a Christian"

When I say..."I am a Christian" 
I'm not shouting, "I am saved"
I'm whispering, "I was lost"
That is why I chose this way.

When I say..."I am a Christian" 
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
And need someone to be my guide.

When I say..."I am a Christian" 
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And pray for strength to carry on.

When I say..."I am a Christian" 
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say..."I am a Christian" 
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are all too visible,
But God believes I'm worth it.

When I say..."I am a Christian" 
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartaches
Which is why I speak His name.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I do not wish to judge.
I have no authority.
I only know I'm loved.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Yahoo OMG! Awards 2012 Winners

Anne Curtis reigned on top as she was named Celebrity of the Year in this year’s Yahoo OMG! Awards held at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, July 6.

Anne, who is currently in Portugal, sent a video message to Yahoo! Philippines OMG! to thank her followers and those who voted for her.

Vilma Santos bested four other big names to win the Major Impact award. The Batangas governor won by landslide of 101,827 votes against Dolphy, Nora Aunor, Sharon Cuneta, and Bong Revilla.

Two Kapamilya stars won in the top acting categories. Coco Martin was proclaimed Actor of the Year while Angel Locsin triumphed in the Actress of the Year category.

Star Magic talents Kim Chiu and Xian Lim took away the Breakthrough Actor and Breakthrough Actress awards, respectively.

Here are the complete list of winners in this year's Yahoo! OMG! Awards:

Male Singer of the Year: Christian Bautista
Female Singer of the Year: Sarah Geronimo
Breakthrough Actor of the Year: Xian Lim
Breakthrough Actress of the Year: Kim Chiu
Child Star of the Year: Xyriel Manabat
Male Radio DJ: Papa Jack
Female Radio DJ: Nicole Hyala
Best Radio Show: The Morning Rush
Best FM Radio Station: WLS FM 97.1
Band of the Year: Parokya ni Edgar
Comedian of the Year: Vice Ganda
Comedienne of the Year: Eugene Domingo
Male TV Host: Luis Manzano
Female TV Host: Bianca Gonzalez
Female Newcomer of the Year: Solenn Heussaff
Male Newcomer of the Year: Daniel Padilla
Most Promising Actor: Enrique Gil
Most Promising Actress: Kathryn Bernardo
Fan Club of the Year: KimXi (Kim Chiu-Xian Lim fan club)
Love Team of the Year: Kim Chiu and Xian Lim
It Couple of the Year: Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband
Major Impact: Vilma Santos
Movie of the Year: Unofficially Yours
Actor of the year: Coco Martin
Actress of the Year: Angel Locsin
Celebrity of the Year: Anne Curtis
Hosted by Kapuso celebrities Raymond Gutierrez, Solenn Heussaff, and Isabelle Daza, this year’s edition of the Yahoo! OMG! Awards garnered a total of over four million votes.


Larong Pinoy

1. JACKSTONE! Girls love playing this! Do you still remember your "exhibitions" to get your "baboy" ? :D

(Photo by Cherisse)

2. Chinese Garter is a popular street game for Pinoy kids, especially girls, that requires flexibility, balance and coordination. 

The game is played by two teams using a garter from a sewing store. The objective of the game is to be able to successfully jump over the garter as it is gradually held higher by the opposing side (Level1-10). The team leader or "Mother" can "save" her team from elimination if she can make her team's final jump. 

(photo from and text from WikiPilipinas)

3. LUKSONG TINIK, childhood game played outdoors or along the streets. Have you played this? :)

(painting by Dante Hipolito)

4.  PITIK-BULAG. A game that involves 2 players. One covers his eyes with a hand while the other flicks a finger (pitik) over the hand covering the eyes. The person with the covered eyes gives a number with his hand the same time the other does. If their numbers are the same, then they exchange roles in the game. Did you have FUN playing this? :)

5. Dampa
(Photo from: Richard Parker)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Isn't it strange

1. Isn't it strange how a 20 dollar bill
seems like such a large
amount when
you donate it to church, but
such a small amount
when you go shopping?

2. Isn't it strange how 2 hours seem so long when
you're at church, and how
short they seem when you're
watching a good movie?

3. Isn't it strange that you can't
find a word to say when
you're praying,
but you have no trouble
thinking what to talk about
with a friend?

4. Isn't it strange how difficult
and boring it is to read
one chapter
of the Bible, but how easy
it is to read 100 pages of
a popular novel or ZANE GREY book?

5. Isn't it strange how everyone
wants front-row-tickets
to concerts or
games, but they do whatever
is possible to sit at the last
row in Church?

6. Isn't it strange how we need to
know about an event for Church 2-3
weeks before the day so we can
include it in our agenda, but we can
adjust it for other events at
the last minute?

7. Isn't it strange how difficult it
is to learn a fact about God to share it
with others, but how easy
it is to learn, understand,
extend and repeat gossip?

8. Isn't it strange how we
believe everything
that magazines and newspapers
say, but we question the words in the

9. Isn't it strange how everyone
wants a place in
heaven, but they don't want
to believe, do, or say anything
to get there?

10. Isn't it strange how we send
jokes in e-mails and they
are forwarded right away,
but when we are going to send
messages about God, we think
about it twice before we share
it with others?

God Exist!

This is one of the best explanations of why God allows pain and suffering that I have seen. It's an explanation other people will understand. 

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. 

When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists." 

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer. 

"Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things." 

The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and un-kept. 

The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist." 

"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!" 

"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside." 

"Ah, but barbers DO exist! What happens is, people do not come to me." 
"Exactly!"- affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! What happens, is, people don't go to Him and do not look for Him. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

More FUN in the Philppines

 Pundaquit, Zambales

LAKE BULUSAN in Bulusan, Sorsogon

Mayon by Night
(photo by Imelda Bingga)

SMITH VOLCANO (a.k.a Mount Babuyan) on Babuyan Island in Luzon, is one of the two volcanoes in the Babuyan Islands. This cone-shaped volcano has a height of about 688 meters above sea level. It has erupted six times, the last of which was in 1924. Looks amazing... isn't it? :)
(Photo by : Bing Ramos)

10 Anti-Cancer Foods You Should Always Eat

According to Department of Health, cancer currently ranks as the fifth major cause of mortality and morbidity in the Philippines. This fact simply means that more and more Filipinos die each day due to certain types of cancer. We all know how much of a burden it is to have cancer or to take care of someone who has it but due to our fast-paced era, we simply forget how to take care of ourselves more often than not. Technology nowadays is already considered a necessity while health-related activities or screening procedures have taken a  back seat. As a result, cancer cases have skyrocketed to unprecedented levels over the years and health care costs have become a burden for so many countries. For this reason, it is crucial for everyone to foster positive health practices that will decrease one’s risk of having the deadly disease. In addition to active lifestyle, effective stress management and regular cancer screening, choosing the right food to eat can also bring outstanding benefits for you and your family. And if you’re going to choose the right food to consume, then let it be one of these 10 anti-cancer foods that have brought medical miracles over the years:

1. Garlic
It’s strong flavor has made garlic a perfect addition to every delectable dish but beyond it’s crucial culinary role, garlic can also ward off cancer cells in the body. It can be an anti-cancer agent through two different ways: either by directly attacking cancer cells using one of its active ingredients (selenium, tryptophan) or by halting cancer cell multiplication by cutting off the blood supply towards tumors. There is no specific instruction regarding the ideal amount of garlic to consume but eating three to five cloves of fresh garlic per day, according to some medical experts, is already enough to kiss cancer risks goodbye.

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2. Tomatoes
Cooking shows have tomato sauce as a staple ingredient for their different recipes and if you’re a chef wannabe, the term “lycopene” will probably ring a bell. You don’t have to learn basic science to grasp its meaning because “lycopene” is simply a natural component of tomato products that can help you kick certain types of cancer away. It protects your DNA from being attacked  by carcinogenic substances and also serve as an antioxidant to keep yourself away from harmful free radicals. I don’t intend to promote any product but it has been scientifically proven that processed tomato products like tomato sauce have higher lycopene content. According to experts, 25 to 40 mg of lycopene is powerful enough to fight cancer.

3. Cruciferous vegetables (Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower)
These vegetables are rich in fiber which acts like a sweeper in cleaning harmful chemicals and free radicals within our intestines. Our DNA, if destroyed by free radicals, might eventually mutate into cancer cells so its essential for us to eat the best foods that will guard us from these harmful substances. In addition to that, cruciferous vegetables also contain antioxidants that naturally bind with toxins found in liver and large intestine.

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4. Green tea
According to a research team from University of Southern California, drinking green tea regularly can significantly decrease one’s risk of developing breast cancer by 53%. As an effective anti-cancer drink, green tea contains antioxidants called catechins which can protect our body by fighting off free radicals or by directly attacking cancer cells. You can choose between black or green tea but according to medical experts, drinking two to three cups of green tea a day will give you a higher amount of catechins.

5. Fish
By simply eating wildly-caught fish like salmon, herring or mackerel a week, you can decrease your risk of developing certain types of cancer like breast, prostate or colon by an astounding 94%! This is due to the fact that oily fish naturally provides Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins A and D, three nutrients that have been proven effective in fighting off cancer.

6. Mushrooms 
Regardless if it’s Shiitake or button, mushrooms are rich in antioxidants and nutrients that can strengthen one’s immune defenses against infections and major types of cancers.

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7. Turmeric
I’ve used turmeric powder for quite a long time in cooking delicious curries and a specific Ivatan delicacy called “valenciana” that’s why when I learned that it contains anti-cancer properties, I was a little bit surprised. Well, don’t be shocked anymore because according to American Cancer Society, turmeric naturally contains curcumin, an antioxidant that helps to protect our cells from carcinogenic compounds and even kills tumors by shrinking them.

8. Carrots
Like other plant products, carrots are a natural source of beta-carotene, a nutrient that converts itself into Vitamin A whenever the need arises. Vitamin A has long been known to shield our body from major types of fatal cancers.

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9. Grapes
Moderate amounts of red wine or grape juice can help you build your arsenal against cancer. This is due to the fact that grapes or products derived from this fruit naturally contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that can either shrink cancer tumors or protect our body cells from destructive free radicals.

10. Beans
Beans like kidney beans are a perfect source of antioxidants as well. In addition to that, they can provide our body with a rich supply of fiber which will help us to get rid of various forms of free radicals and toxins.

Cancer is a traitor and anyone can be a victim. This is the reason why we have to do our part in battling this deadly disease. We can fight cancer by constantly educating ourselves about the do’s and don’ts of cancer prevention. Having a healthy lifestyle and being equipped with the warning signs of cancer can get a long way. Remember, health is wealth and before cancer can ruin our lives, let us be proactive and do all we can to have a cancer-free life.


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