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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

FDA Advisory on Bottled Guyabano Juice

I love guyabano shake. If I see fresh guyabano in shake stands, that is what I prefer to have. I  learned from a former boss, Boss Cam, that guyabano wouldn't even cause any tummy ache when eaten first thing in the morning. It has a lot of medicinal properties so one can never go wrong when getting a dose of guyabano. But it's different if it  has already been processed, extracted, powdered, or bottled.

Just recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released Advisory No. 2016-055, warning the public against the consumption of a bottled guyabano juice, because of unapproved health claims.   The product claims to be better than chemotherapy when treating cancer cells. It also boasts of other health benefits, which, according to the FDA, have not undergone evaluation and testing.

I snipped a photo of the product, which is the subject of the FDA advisory, from the FDA's website.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lunch at Le Don's Garden in Silang, Cavite

My good friend, Tere, introduced us (family and friends) to Ledon Cafe in Silang, Cavite.

A greenhouse fronts the restaurant (where one can have pichur-pichur). Vegetables abound. I think this is where they get the edible flowers for their "magic" tea and their veggie supplies.

While waiting for our orders, we were served "magic" tea. Wy magic? Because it changes from blue to purple after you've squeezed some calamansi juice on it. I think the acid changes the color of the tea (remember chemistry in high school? litmus test?). What's nice is it's free and yummy and has edible flowers!

As served: it's blue
It's starting to change! Abracadabrasisbumba
Now it's purple! Tadaaaahhh!!!