Going Organic

Just a few days ago, we had our company’s annual physical exam and I found out I am overweight! I am 9 kilos over my ideal weight. Apart from that confirmation, I have also noticed that some of my clothes don’t fit me anymore. It was alarming. So I started exercising as I am living a sedentary lifestyle.


"Looking fit doesn’t necessarily mean you’re healthy."

But exercising is just half the battle and the reality is, exercising more can’t do more good when you’ve reached your physical activity peak in a given day. It’s actually the food you eat that can do wonders to not just how you look, but also how you feel much like exercise. They go hand in hand.

Having said that, have you ever wondered what the ingredients are in the meals you eat on the daily? Or, how each individual produce was harvested? These matter when you want to take charge of what you want to put in your body.  It doesn’t promise a magic cure for diseases, or a contract for a longer life, but it will always be better to err on the side of safety isn’t it?

This is where “Organic” foods come in.  In an article from shapefit.com, organic foods help eradicate toxins and multiple health concerns that include heart disease, reproductive, behavioral and hormonal diseases. It helps treat obesity and greatly reduces cancer risks.


What is organic? According to Deakin University, “Organic farmers and food producers grow and produce food without using synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and artificial fertilizers. They do not use genetically modified (GM) components or expose food to irradiation.” This means that animals raised using organic cages, and cows are not kept in feedlots. Animals are also not fed any growth-regulating drugs, steroids, hormones or antibiotics. However, the animals may be treated with vaccines to prevent disease.

Organic farming is also concerned with protecting the environment and working in harmony with existing ecosystems -- including conserving water, soil and energy, and using renewable resources. Not only are you eating healthy, but you’re also contributing to the good of the environment.


Organic produce being served on your plate is a good thing! It’s free of any toxic pesticides, additives, and antibiotics.


The good news is that Jet 7 Bistro Diner opens this November to serve yummy diner meals using mostly organic ingredients! This restaurant is unique because it is the first of its kind to introduce some dishes that are organic or gluten-free to the bigger market. You can be sure that what you’re eating at Jet 7 is the freshest and cleanest in the metro!


Let’s not forget about the restaurant’s gluten-free aspect. Gluten-free food improves cholesterol levels, promotes digestive health, and increases energy levels (especially if you have a gluten intolerance). According to Bistro MD, “Eliminating gluten, and eating a gluten-free diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and other health-related conditions, like diabetes.” If you are health-conscious, you don’t have anything to worry – Bistro 7 is the best place to go to for yummy, healthy dishes!

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So, it won’t be long ‘til we get to experience some organic or gluten-free meals in selected menu items, only at Jet 7 Bistro Diner! Set to open this November, 2017 at the G/F, President Tower 81, Timog Ave., Quezon City.