Coffee That's Really Good For You: Glorious, Isn't It?

 For decades, coffee had received a bad reputation. Besides allegedly triggering high blood pressure, insomnia, and hyperacidity, the Filipino habit of adding lots of sugar and cream to one’s cup has been said to aggravate diabetes.

While there’s no denying the Pinoy coffee fan his morning cup, there is concern over the amount of sugar present in commercial 3-in-1 coffee mixes. The leading brand has 14.6 grams of sugar in one 20-gram sachet alone. Imagine how much sugar you’re taking in if you drink an average of three cups of coffee a day.

What About Sugar-Free Coffee?

For health-conscious individuals, especially diabetics, turning to sugar-free coffee mixes seems to be the only option. This meant enduring tasteless cups of coffee just to satisfy their caffeine fix —until Stevia came along.
Stevia is the low calorie, zero sugar sweetener that tastes so much better than artificial sweeteners.
Stevia is an herb with a sweet-tasting extract that comes from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant. It has been enjoyed since pre-Columbian South America where indigenous people used the herb to sweeten their tea and other drinks.
The plant's taste stems from steviol glycosides, molecules which are 250–300 times sweeter than regular sugar.
It became popular among health-conscious individuals because stevia has a very low caloric content. This makes it perfect for dieters and people who are trying to lose weight. Moreover, Stevia makes coffee and tea taste so much better without adding any calories. Aside from beverages, Stevia is also used as an alternative sweetener when cooking or baking.

The Health Advantages of Stevia

Stevia is a safe, healthy sugar substitute that can sweeten up food without the negative health effects of refined sugar. It’s also associated with several impressive benefits such as reduced calorie intake, managed blood sugar levels, and minimized risk of cavities.

Additionally, while other sugar substitutes like Aspartame have been linked with cancer, there's no evidence linking stevia to cancer since it is a natural ingredient.
This means you can add stevia to dishes and drinks without fear that you’re taking too much sugar, or that you’ll get sick a few years down the road.
For coffee lovers, it’s also good to note that locally-made Glorious Blend coffees and instant beverages have Stevia as its natural sweetener. The blend of natural and healthful ingredients make the drink not only refreshing and safe, but also good for one’s overall health.
The Glorious Blend boasts a full line of healthy drinks, including a 7-in-1 healthy coffee mix. This special blend is made with proven medicinal ingredients like Malunggay, Mangosteen, Calcium, Gotu Kola, and sweetened with Sweet & Fit Stevia. What’s even better is that the Glorious Blend 7in1 Coffee is non-acidic and promotes regular bowel movement.

The Glorious line-up also includes the 3-in-1 coffee mix with Stevia; 7-in-1 choco mix; 4-in-1 coffee with Malunggay; 5-in-1 coffee mix with Brown Rice; and the MaxiTrim coffee.
All Glorious Blend beverages use Stevia which has no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic index. All of their instant drinks will keep you alert and energized throughout the day.
Also, Glorious Blend products are locally sourced and manufactured. Their company supports local farmers, stevia growers, and other agricultural communities.
So if you’ve been cutting back on drinking coffee because of health problems like diabetes or hyper acidity, Glorious Blend coffee mixes are here to help. You can enjoy all the aroma and flavor of freshly made coffee all day —without the guilt!
Now, you can drink coffee for better health! Glorious, isn’t it?

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IPG Mediabrands and TikTok Join Forces; Connects Brands with Culture with Exclusive Creator Programs

IPG Mediabrands and TikTok are joining forces to spearhead a first-of-its-kind creator and content accelerator initiative designed to drive brands to the center of culture. IPG Mediabrands and TikTok will co-create a series of custom programs for IPG Mediabrands’ clients, helping them build an authentic presence on TikTok by tapping into the platform's community of creators. The two companies will form a bespoke Creator Collective, bringing together a select group of forward-thinking and diverse creators who will provide hands-on guidance to IPG Mediabrands’ clients ensuring that their content is culturally connected, inclusive and resonates with the TikTok community. “Creator Camps,” a quarterly session where creators will provide IPG Mediabrands clients strategic counsel and feedback on their upcoming campaigns, will be the first program of the series.

The Creator Collective forms the central pillar of a three-year, global endeavor between IPG Mediabrands and TikTok that focuses on providing IPG Mediabrands’ agencies and clients with access to TikTok insight and training, first-to-market opportunities, resources and best practices, and research and media trial opportunities.

TikTok and IPG Mediabrands have also committed to identifying new ways to foster diversity, equity and inclusion on and off the platform. The two companies will collaborate to develop innovative, creative strategies to benefit nonprofit organizations and elevate underrepresented communities on  the platform, and TikTok was a recent participant in the Equity Upfront, hosted by IPG Mediabrands’ MAGNA.

Shop and Get Cashbacks with Shopback

Do you do online shopping? You probably do now, right? It is so convenient to buy items online! You can be at home or anywhere else and you can buy an item with the press of a button. With the pandemic and ongoing lockdowns, online shopping has become a norm. Businesses who didn't have e-commerce had to adopt in order to reach more of their customers. In fact, the pandemic has driven growth in the e-commerce industry

Personally, I've been enjoying shopping for things online even before the pandemic when most of my friends were still iffy about the idea of buying things online. I would consider myself an early adopter of online shopping. The secret was to find trustworthy online vendors like Zalora, Shopee and Lazada which offer different payment options and have return and exchange policies. 

And because I loved online shopping, I found it very appealing to install an app called, Shopback. 

What is Shopback? 

It's an online site that "helps you get the best deals and discounts on 300+ stores, plus cashback!" When you shop online through Shopback, you will receive a portion of the amount you purchased online back as cashback. Learn more about Shopback here

Scam or Legit?

Of course any app that promises I'd earn some cash from using it also makes me wary somewhat.  Was I actually going to get money from it? Well, I tried it because what had I got to lose? I was going to do some online transactions anyway.

After a year and two cashback withdrawals later and I am happy to report that yes, guys! It does work!

How I Used Shopback

This is the mobile app interface. Shopback has a website but I'm always on my phone anyway so I use the mobile app more. Since the lockdowns, I've seen more brands partnered with Shopback. 

Before the lockdown, I used to shop for clothes at Zalora, one of the many brand partners of Shopback. For my online transaction to be credited for some cashback, I simply had to open Shopback app first and from there, click on Zalora. I even used Lazada instead of going to a physical store before to purchase beauty products which I found was cheaper due to their bundled offers. When I had travels whether local or international, I'd book through Booking, Airbnb or Agoda and I would course it through Shopback for cashback. 

I found that some cashbacks took awhile before it got credited to my account like Agoda while some you'll get in a day like Grab (when it was a partner merchant).   

You can see the status of your cashback on the dashboard. As you'll see in the photo above, my available, pending and withdrawn balances are reflected so it's actually easy to keep track.


This was one my total earnings after using Shopback for sometime. You can withdraw your balance once it reaches P200 and you can get it via Paypal or bank deposit. I've been able to withdraw from Shopback multiple times already.  

I love using Shopback because I get some savings from my online shopping. It's extra money I can use for whatever!

Try it out for yourself!  Use my affiliate link to get Php100 cashback bonus for yourself.