Wednesday, April 28, 2010

May 3, 2010 Holiday

Malacanang issued Proclamation No. 2043 declaring May 3 (Monday), a regular holiday in observance of the May 1 Labor Day.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

find the freshest fish for your health

Here are a few good health reasons why we should eat fish.

A healthier heart
Many studies have shown that fresh seafood has fish oils that contain omega-3 fats, which is important in maintaining proper cardiovascular health. Omega-3 fatty acids help make the heart more elastic, which is important because arteries expand with each heartbeat to accommodate the output from the heart.

Fighting arthritis
Several studies have shown that eating fish two to three times a week can alleviate arthritis symptoms by combating inflammation, lessening fatigue and diminishing morning stiffness.


Great for kids

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish have been found to be significant in the development of unborn children and the cognitive abilities among children, according to several studies. Moreover, two to three servings of seafood per week among children helps increase their learning abilities and improve their long term health.


Cancer treatment

Studies from around the world have shown that cancer patients have lower levels of omega-3 acids in their bodies than subjects without the disease. The studies reveal that patients who consume more omega-3s while under chemotherapy are less likely to suffer drastic weight loss which is common with cancer. Moreover, the drugs in combating cancer are far more effective when omega-3 acids are present in the patient’s system.

Alleviates depression
New research suggests that EPA, one of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fresh seafood, may help assuage the symptoms of depression in patients who are not responding to regular anti-depressant medication.

For fish lovers everywhere, it is known fact that the fresher the seafood, the better it tastes, not to mention, the healthier it is for the body. In fact, many studies attest that including fresh seafood in one’s diet several times a week will do wonders for a person’s health.  Whether it’s improving cardiovascular health, fighting arthritis, helping in weight control or alleviating depression, the list is as long as the many ways one can cook and enjoy seafood.

It’s no wonder that many include seafood in their grocery lists!

To address the growing demand, a local company - Fishta makes it a point to provide the freshest fish possible at competitive prices. Fishta is a subsidiary of Santeh Feeds Corp., a leading producer of aquafeeds in the Philippines. Fishta harvests seafood direct from aquatic farmers and delivers it to Robinsons Supermarket (Metro East, Mandaluyong, Pulilan, Ermita, Galleria, Congressional), Puregold Supermarkets (Sucat, Shaw, Sta. Mesa, Libertad, Valenzuela, Novaliches, Monumento, ParaĊˆaque), Waltermart Supermarkets (North Edsa, Sta. Maria), hotels, restaurants, quality processors and caterers in Manila. Fishta products are what its general manager, Helen Reyes, describes as “live from the sea,” which means their seafood is kept in its “fresh” state for as long as possible from the time it is harvested to the time it is displayed on a supermarket tray or splashes in any of their live aquaria.

While this may sound like a given practice for any fish supplier, it is actually quite the contrary. Fishta gets its fish directly from the source where they employ unique post harvest handling methods and logistics to maintain their seafood’s freshness.

More importantly, Fishta has a unique relationship with its farmers: they buy fish from the same farmers Santeh, who is celebrating its 20th year anniversary, supplies aquafeeds to. This kind of synergy ensures that Fishta knows what goes into the seafood they buy and just how “fresh” each fish is.

On top of that, Reyes adds that “Fishta live products are also farmed by us and our cooperators” so consumers are assured that they truly get seafood “live from the sea.” With harvesting on an assortment of fish done every day, Fishta keeps the time between the farm and the supermarket down to 6 to 24 hours. Any discerning shopper will be able to tell that Fishta products are truly fresh because the fish scales are intact with a certain “slippery” shine and the eyes are clear – as if the fish had just been caught.

Shoppers will be delighted to find that Fishta offers a wide selection of seafood from different parts of the country, ranging from pompano from Bataan, vannamei, black tilapia and king fish (red tilapia) from Batangas, bangus from Dagupan, hito from Bulacan and tilapia from Taal, to name a few. To make their brand of “live from the sea” products more accessible, Fishta has a Lenten sale in all its stalls that will last up to April 4.

Given the convenience, variety and seal of freshness that Fishta guarantees, seafood lovers (and converts) now have a convenient and trusted source for their fish cravings.

For more on Fishta, contact Ms. Helen Reyes, Fishta Seafoods general manager at 09177912108 or 4104351.