Why do we have to practice a healthy lifestyle? Is it a priority nowadays? I think everybody would agree with me but of course we all have different ways of doing it.
People with healthy habits are at increased risk for premature health decline and early death. This is where a healthy diet should come in – a nutritious diet. You know what I mean? Thus, a good lifestyle habit can lead to a healthy life.
This is the strong and genuine advocacy of LAO Integrated Farms, Inc. which is a Filipino company as the owners are pure Filipinos. The owner, a hardworking father, Mr. Benjamin Lao, made it all happened as he decided to till the unproductive 5-hectare land that his father left him. He is known to be a miracle worker because in his own hands, he gave it all and there is no question why his farm is a proof of his successful ability as a farmer. Not just a farmer but a man of determination where he put into practiced all his learning about natural farming.
His years of experience and knowledge from doing his research enhanced his skills. His resourcefulness helped him to maximize his means of income and by then he was selling natural waste materials that can be used as fertilizers known as “vermicompost”.
Because of his achievements, he was later appointed as Magsasaka Siyentista (Farmer Scientist) by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development under the Department of Science and Technology.
LAO Integrated Farms, Inc. had its own vision which is to become an entrepreneurial, economizing, ecologically and socially responsible company guided by belief in God.
Their mission is to maintain the trust of the clients by meticulous sourcing and utilization of raw materials. They want to prioritize their customers assuring them of safe, healthy and high quality products.
What is LIFI (LAO INTEGRATED FARMS, INC) known for? It is known for its coconut sap-based products and its tradename Donnabelle.
They have coconut sap based products such as Turmeric Tea, Ginger Tea, Moringa Tea and more. These are pre-sweetened with coconut sugar and has been known as Donnabelle products.
What are the benefits of these products?
Donnabelle Organic Turmeric Tea:
It contains Curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory agent that increases the antioxidant capacity of the body.
Donnabelle Organic Coconut Aminos
Savour the delightful goodness of the perfect fusion of organic Coconut Syrup, Coconut Vinegar, Salt and Organic Spices to wake up your 5th “Umami” taste!
We got a chance to visit their production facilities. It is very clean and spacious area where you can see all the machines and way of processing the products one by one. We were not allowed to go inside without wearing a proper suit that is very clean and can be worn only once you get inside. I guess this is a strong assurance again that their products are safe. Even their workers inside strictly observed such practice.
As visitors, we were warmly welcomed by their staff. We had lunch and it was a bountiful feast because they served as with healthy food. The ice cream was also nutritious because it was organically made and not too sweet at all. I felt truly satisfied after having a good lunch.
We also had a short but memorable tour around the huge farm. All we can say was all praises to the owners as they made their farm all natural and wonderful place to live and earn from. They have also farm animals like goat, rabbits and ducks in the farm.
Because of the demand for his products, LIFI established two branches to Donnabelle Bakeshop. One is located at Bansalan’s local town while the other has been operating recently in Digos City.
Why made this Bakeshop so special? It‘s Milk is the first bakeshop in the Philippines to use 100% Organic Coconut Sugar, 100% Organic Coconut Syrup and Fresh Goat’s milk in their cakes, breads and pastries.
Mr. Benjamin Lao, is truly a great farmer in his own time until now. He was able to look for the best and most efficient ways to plow his fields, harvest his crops and raised his livestock. He effectively communicates, coaches and motivates his people when it comes to work and give others more opportunities in planting and harvesting more crops. This is why there is no question as to why he is considered as one of the top farmers whose love for God emanates to his people because he believed in teamwork.
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