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									10       entertainment                                                                                                                  Healthiest oil on Earth –
                                                                                                                                        Coconut Extra Virgin Oil
           The Asian Jour nal S F M A G A Z I N E - D e c e m b e r 3 1 , 2 0 1 0

 Film, animation firms bag
                                                                                                                                                or ages, and in so many cultures,

 $1M deals in Tokyo film fest                                                                                                                   the coconut and its derivatives, i.e.,
                                                                                                                                                sugar and oil, have excelled as very
                                                                                                                                     valuable sources of food, good health and
                                      By AbIGAIl l. Ho                                                                               beautiful skin and hair. In traditional medi-
                                       Inquirer.net                                                                                  cine, coconut is used on asthma, baldness,
                                                                                                                                     bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, constipation,
                                                                                                                                     cough, fever, flu, menstruation, lice, malnu-
                                                                                                                                     trition, nausea, skin infections, sore throat,
                                                                                                                                     swelling, toothache, upset stomach and many
                                                                                                                                     more. Similarly, medical journals show that
                                                                                                                                     coconut may provide numerous benefits,
                                                                                                                                     such as: killing viruses, bacteria, fungi and
                                                                                                                                     yeasts, providing quick energy and enhancing
                                                                                                                                     physical and athletic performance, improving
                                                                                                                                     digestion and insulin secretion, supporting
                                                                                                                                     the immune system functions. It is also heart-
                                                                                                                                     healthy because it improves cholesterol ratio,
                                                                                                                                     acts as a protective anti-oxidant, promotes
                                                                                                                                     loss of excess weight and many more. Topi-
                                                                                                                                     cally, when applied to skin, it helps ward off
                                                                                                                                     infection, supports the natural balance of the      metabolism and improve the condition of your
                                                                                                                                     skin, softens skin and helps relieve dryness        skin and hair.
                                                                                                                                     and flaking, promotes healthy-looking hair              Reduces weight. It contains short and
                                                                                                                                     and complexion and controls dandruff.               medium-chain fatty acids that may help in
                                                                                                                                          Hair care and stress relief. Coconut oil       taking off excessive weight. It speeds up

                                                                                                                                     enhances healthy growth of hair. regularly          metabolism, providing an immediate source
                      ANILA—          jobs to had tapped the dub-                     different international film and               applying it on the hair and scalp frees your        of energy.
                      Local film      bing and subtitling firm to                     animation festivals in Asia and                hair from dandruff, lice, and lice eggs. . It is        Good immunity. Coconut oil is strength-
                      and anima-      do the work for them. With                      Europe. This would allow local                 also an excellent conditioner and provides          ens the immune system. The lauric acid it
                      tion firms      Tiffcom, Beginnings at Twenty                   production houses to mar-                      the essential proteins required for nourishing      contains is perceived to help in dealing with
                      piqued the      Plus could deal with more di-                   ket their products and at the                  damaged hair. Small wonder that it is used as       viruses and diseases.
interest of international clients     rect clients and provide them                   same time gain international                   hair care oil in various shampoos and condi-            Control of diabetes. It helps control blood
at a recent trade fair in Japan,      with more cost-efficient rates.                 recognition.                                   tioners and dandruff relief creams. Massaging       sugar, improves the secretion of insulin and
enabling them to secure close             The full-length 3D ani-                         “As a relative newcomer in                 coconut oil on the head gives a very soothing       provides effective utilization of blood glucose,
to $1 million worth of deals.         mated film RPG Metanoia, the                    the industry, Tiffcom provided                 feeling, thereby removing stress and mental         thereby preventing and treating Home rem-
     According to data from           entry of Star Cinema, Ambi-                     the platform for us to interact                fatigue.                                            edies of Diabetes” diabetes. Coconut fiber
the Center for International          ent Media, and Thaumatrope                      with people in the industry                         Skin conditioner. Coconut acts as a            slows down the release of glucose, thereby
Trade Expositions and Mis-            Animation to the Metro Manila                   within and outside the region,                 smooth moisturizer on the skin, especially on       requiring less insulin to utilize the glucose and
sions, Hubo Productions, a            Film Festival, likewise gener-                  see the trends and get insights                dry skin. It is comparable to mineral oil except    transport it into the cell where it is converted
Mandaluyong-based inde-               ated a lot of interest among                    on what is relevant in today’s                 that, unlike mineral oil, it does not have any      into energy. Its nectar (used in coconut sugar
pendent production house,             Tiffcom attendees, including                    film market and business, and                  adverse side effect on the skin. It is safe in      and syrup) has a very low glycemic index of
garnered the most trade               network giant Turner Enter-                     market what our company has                    the prevention of dryness and flaking of the        only 35%, compared to cane sugar at 65-100
inquiries among all 10 Philip-        tainment Networks Asia.                         to offer,’’ Hubo Productions                   skin. It also slows the appearance of wrinkles      and honey at 55-83.
pine participating companies              Production companies                        president Gregory Macaraeg                     and sagging of skin that normally result from           Sports and diet. Coconut oil is very
at the 7th Tokyo International        from China, Malaysia and                        said.                                          aging. once again, it is found in various body      popular among athletes and body builders
Film Festival Content Market          Thailand also broached the                          The local Tiffcom partici-                 care products such as soaps, lotions and            and dieters because it has fewer calories than
(Tiffcom).                            possibility of co-producing                     pants, which were united un-                   creams.                                             other oils, its fat content is readily converted
     Local subtitling and dub-        the 3D animated flick in their                  der the “Creative Philippines’’                     Slows aging process. Because Coconut           into energy and does not lead to accumula-
bing company Beginnings at            countries.                                      banner, included Ambient Me-                   oil is also an antioxidant, it may help prevent     tion of fat in the heart and arteries. It also
Twenty Plus likewise got a                This buyer response made                    dia, Beginnings at Twenty Plus,                Home remedies for Age Spots” premature              boosts energy and endurance, and enhances
lot of inquiries, mostly from         RPG Metanoia the country’s                      Cinemanila, Cultural Center of                 aging and degenerative diseases. Coconut            the performance of athletes.
companies that it had already         best-selling offering at Tiff-                  the Philippines, Film Develop-                 oil is beneficial for the heart because unlike          And YES, it is definitely exceptional as
done some work for, indirectly.       com.                                            ment Council of the Philip-                    other fats, it contains about 50% lauric acid,      cooking oil, too! Great for cooking, frying,
     Most of those that inquired          Another door that was                       pines, Holycow Animation,                      that may help in preventing various heart           as food supplement, salad dressing and an
about Beginnings at Twenty            opened to the Philippine                        Hubo Productions, Pelikula                     problems including high cholesterol and high        excellent replacement for olive oil. For more
Plus’ services discovered that        participants at Tiffcom was the                 red, Sinag Studios and Unitel                  blood pressure. renowned coconut experts            information, please visit www.okusame.com.
the firms they had outsourced         possibility of participating in                 Pictures.                                      Drs. Mary Enig and Bruce Fife recommend the             You can find oKusame Extra Virgin oil at
                                                                                                                                     average person consume about three table            any Seafood City Supermarket location or

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                                                                                                                                                                                         order online, you can do so at www.okusame.
                                                                                                                                     bacteria and viruses but also to increase your      com.                          *Advertising Supplement
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