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Lemon is known for its cleansing effect of the system for impurities.  By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels  eliminate waste more efficiently thus preventing constipation and indigestion.

Regular consumption of lemon water provides a number of health benefits.  Lemon is excellent for skin, hair, teeth and gums, treating throat infections, aiding in weight loss, preventing high blood pressure, curing respiratory disorders, rheumatism and reducing fever.

Cucumber, however, is almost water but is more nutritious than regular water.  It keeps the body hydrated and helps flushing the toxins in the body.  It is also very good for the skin, nails, joints, teeth and gums. Cucumber has minerals that effectively work for regulating blood pressure – good for treating low blood and high blood pressure.  It aids digestion, promotes joint health, relieves gout and arthritis pain, reduces cholesterol, and helps weight loss.

The Orange fruit is good for people who have asthma, arthritis, and high blood pressure.  It prevents kidney stones and lowers cholesterol.

Honey, as we all know, is a natural energy booster.  It is great for immunity system builder and a natural remedy for many ailments like cuts and burns, chapped lips, arthritis, sore throats.  When you get a hangover, fight the effects of alcohol by drinking honey with orange juice and yogurt blended together.


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The J.CO Way


I never would’ve thought I’d wait in queue just to taste these donuts people are talking about.  J.CO Donuts and Coffee. Every time I go to Mall of Asia, I always see a long row of people going fanatical over some donuts.  But today, I made a trip as early as 11 am with thoughts that there would be fewer people.  Yah, there were a number, I guess 20 before me.  But yehey! I waited for my turn inside the store and not wait for  a lot more ahead of me outside.  Which means it’s probably around 50 people already before you get to have your share of J.CO donuts.  A piece is 42pesos but if you get half a dozen will cost only 250pesos.  A dozen for 350pesos and two dozens for only 550pesos.



As I was about to be served next, I got so excited that I forgot what to order.  (Or perhaps they already ran out because I can’t seem to find the precious ones I was eyeing for L ) So it was then my turn! I was unknowingly choosing what to get.  I had to get a dozen because who knows when I can visit the store after that.  The place is always packed!  So, I picked 11 donuts and got the green one last.  Then Jcoccino came and oh! How in the heavens did it come after I made my last pick! I tried to ask the guy to change my order  and get that instead of the green one but he said I can’t because they already boxed it.  How sad!  But which I didn’t qualm about.  Well, I think it’s also sanitary and it won’t mess up with other flavors because it already touched other flavors inside the box.  I picked Alcapone and Tiramisu (their best sellers), Green Tease (not really my type because I’m not into teas), Blueberry More, Don Mochino, Coco Loco, Heaven Berry, Meisisipi, Crunchy Crunchy and the rest that I can’t remember.

DSC05793The 12 flavors I picked


The verdict:  Definitely 5 out of 5 stars!  Their donuts are not that sweet and the donut itself is so fluffy.  Not to mention, most of the flavors have filling inside which I believe is sort of whipped cream but is surprisingly not that sweet.  It was a perfect donut, if not the best I’ve ever tasted!  If I would have a chance to go back, I’m definitely getting again Tiramisu & Alcapone and try Jcoccino and Avocado Dicaprio which I bet will tastes so good!  I’ll also be getting a frappe and yogurt next time which I know is not a good combination but heck!



By the way, the feeling you get out of the store and have your donuts after in long queue, it was so great! 😀

J.Co DonutsThere are new flavors now that are not in this photo yet

J.CO YogurtHuge selection of yogurts and coffees

J.Co Coffee

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