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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07316 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.54134 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03547 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30584 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02581 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03566 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03985 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.58916 Bangladesh Taka
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.01992 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02801 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13648 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06094 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01992 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.33493 Bhutan Ngultrum
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1 Philippine Peso = 398.88425 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0398 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0261 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02005 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.72046 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13672 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 57.13688 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.05639 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01992 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07671 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.50888 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.53457 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.93146 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.19109 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2946 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31381 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.4485 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01883 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04109 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01587 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01587 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08724 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.86631 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 183.70194 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14674 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.07272 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1546 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46742 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13926 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.29548 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.80753 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 265.9494 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07359 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.32863 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.53058 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 645.38754 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17673 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.5527 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01409 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.24469 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.05918 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.37643 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 79.57561 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 9.1855 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.93186 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 22.54632 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00607 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01634 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.20761 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 163.27555 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.96613 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.99761 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 1.79319 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25802 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06074 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01236 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02836 Libyan Dinar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.39739 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.15302 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.97749 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 49.15322 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15924 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 7.07312 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.70472 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30803 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.28352 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3922 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0886 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25623 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.27615 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58478 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16617 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.16378 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02755 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00766 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01992 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06452 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06317 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.08428 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08101 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 113.69198 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07254 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08479 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.15051 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.24686 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07471 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.155 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26894 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12751 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17911 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02802 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01587 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44244 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 147.37996 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.93843 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 461.47041 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17378 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.26061 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25623 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.69755 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0455 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04518 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07108 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13368 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61008 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.39131 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54164 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.22933 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01992 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56326 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 66.74637 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19873 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 454.0546 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.10699 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0506 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 12.34369 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0538 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 12.43714 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.23132 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.98008 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25645 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 103.39709 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.2106 Zimbabwe dollar

Our food and our body

THE clamor for a healthier lifestyle has transformed society into more conscious, more intelligent, and more discriminating consumers of food and food ingredients. Truth in food labeling is a law that is strictly implemented, especially in the United States. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions on this subject.
 
Why are some meats irradiated?
Some companies irradiate their meats to prevent food-borne illnesses. At the legally prescribed level, irradiation is effective and safe. However, some people are uncomfortable about it. In the United States, the Radura symbol (international symbol for radiation) must be on the label of foods that are irradiated, together with the wording “treated by radiation” or “treated with radiation.” Science has shown over the past several decades that the irradiated food items are safe for consumption.
 
Does MSG have to be listed too?
Yes, monosodium glutamate food taste enhancer (Vet-Sin) must be printed on the label of food items containing such ingredient. Some people are allergic to MSG, and some others may react to it with headache, sensation of chest tightness or and/or warm flushing sensation all over. MSG is commonly used in Chinese restaurants, where a special request from the diner to the waiters should preclude its use in the cooking of the food ordered.
 
How long can an unopened can of food be stored safely?
Canned low acid foods, like meats, pasta, spinach, corn, can be safely stored in a dry, cool, pantry for two years, while high acid foods (foods packed in vinegar based marinades, fruits, and tomato products), one year to 18 months. One caveat: If in doubt, throw it out!
 
Do yogurts contain live cultures?
Most yogurts on the market do, in varying amounts, but the average is about 10 million Lactobacillus acidophilus, 10 million Bifid cultures, and over 10 million Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus cultures, per gram. There are now probiotic capsules in blister packs not requiring refrigeration which has 10 Billion L. acidophilus in each capsule, to be taken once a day.
 
Why are soybeans good for us?
Soybeans are the richest natural source of isoflavones, phytochemicals that are also found in tofu, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, some herbs. Isoflavones are phytoestrogens, and beneficial to the body when consumed regularly by lowering the incidence of certain forms of cancer and heart diseases.
 
What is flash pasteurization?
This is a process used in food “sterilization” to kill food-borne pathogens, utilizing 170-180 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 seconds.
 
If the label says fat-free, is it really cholesterol-free?
No, when the food label says fat-free, and you see oil in the product, it only means the product has less than one half gram of fat per serving. This is in consonance with the official FDA labeling definition of fat-free. This is the reason we should all be familiar with the system.
 
What are trans fats?
Adding hydrogen to unsaturated vegetable oil results in trans fat. The hydrogen crosses the chemical bond and the liquid oil becomes solid in room temperature, like lard. This is also found in foods with hydrogenated oils and naturally seen in meat and dairy products.
 
What is the source of canola oil?
Originally, canola oil came from Canada, as an altered form of Rapeseed oil, but not Rapeseed oil. Canola has less saturated fats compared to non-virgin olive oil, is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, and is high in monosaturated fats that have been proven to lower the bad cholesterol (LDL, low density lipoproteins). Virgin olive oil first, and Canola oils second, are the preferred cooking oil, followed by safflower is next. The other so-called vegetable or corn oils are not as healthy.
 
What are essential fatty acids?
These are fatty acids that are important for our body but which our body cannot produce, unlike fats, cholesterol and triglycerides which our liver can synthesize. We must therefore get our essential fatty acids from the food we eat. The two types are linolenic acid, an omeg-3 fatty acid, and linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. Safflower, sunflower and corn are rich in linoleic acid, while sardines, salmon, albacore tuna, herring, and flaxseed oil have abundant linolenic (omega-3 fatty) acids.
 
Is oat meal really good for us?
One of the healthiest breakfast foods is oat meal, better and healthier than eggs and bacon/ham/sausages, etc. Together with fruits in the morning, oat meal, like wheat and bran cereals, are health food items that lower our cholesterol, make our bowels regular and reduce the incidence of heart diseases and malignancies, like cancer of the colon.
 
How about the “flake” cereals?
The various “flake” cereals (cornflakes, rice flakes, choco-flavored ones) are high in sugars and much less on fiber. These are carbohydrates with high glycemic indices and not recommended. Wheat, bran cereals, oat meal, are the best. And the same thing with wheat bread being better than regular white bread, and brown rice superior to white rice.
 
Is sugar-free food devoid of sugar?
The name would make one think so, but, unless the label says “zero” sugar, the product could have sugar in it, in spite of the label. The official FDA rule says if the product contains less than one half gram sugar per serving, it may be labeled “sugar-free.”
 
What are malitol, sorbitol, xylitol and manitol?
These are sugar alcohols (not related to alcoholic drinks), which are used as artificial sweeteners, used by many, especially diabetics. They are absorbed by the body more slowly (lower glycemic index), which is good. They also promote lesser dental carries compared to regular sugar. These are also used in sugar-free chewing gums or mouthwashes, etc. Stevia leaf extract is now the popular choice sugar substitute.
 
Why are non-diet drinks unhealthy?
Regular pop beverages are not healthy drinks because they are toxic to the body, besides their high sugar content. They are the worst enemies of overweight people trying to control their poundage. Children are especially advised not to drink pop beverages, not only for its effect on blood sugar and body weight but for its bad effects on their teeth. The global sales of soft drinks has come down, while the sale of sparkling water is spiraling upwards. Indeed, the best beverage is really the healthy and refreshing filtered water.

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