Vilma and Luis' secret to staying healthy

Quaker Oats

Posted at Jun 13 2022 10:50 AM

Photo source: Quaker Oats
Photo source: Quaker Oats

It is no secret that celebrity mom and son - Vilma Santos and Luis Manzano do not seem to age. The Star for All Seasons and her multi-talented actor and host son have always been into sports and fitness. Both of them always looked young, glowing, and fit. But what is their secret when it comes to staying in good shape?

Exercise has always been part of Vilma's life. She shares that she does spinning, zumba, taebo, and even lifts weights.

"Exercise has always been a part of my life. I exercise almost every day for at least an hour," shares Vilma.

Even her son Luis has been known to do several sports and participates in different fitness events in the past.

"While I strive to eat healthy, alam n'yo ba that I usually eat anything? But, I always do so in moderation," Vilma adds.

[While I strive to eat healthy, did you know that I usually eat anything? But, I always do so in moderation.]
In addition to eating moderately, there is one thing that she grew up eating and has been part of her staple until now.

"Alam n'yo, bata pa kaming magkakapatid, oatmeal has always been a breakfast staple," Vilma says. She and her siblings have always had Quaker Oats for their breakfast.

[Did you know, ever since we were young, oatmeal has always been a breakfast staple.]

Quaker Oats has served the wholesome goodness of oats for around 140 years, and it plans to continue its service with new and innovative ways of serving oats to homes.

Vilma, as a busy mom and public servant, admits that there are times that she would just have a cup of coffee or scrambled eggs with bread or crackers. But for her breakfast, she would have her staple breakfast oatmeal.

"Hanggang ngayon, 'di nawawala ang Quaker Oats sa eating regimen ko kasi alam mo na, it is difficult to be 35 and gorgeous - we all need fiber in our bodies for better digestion”. she jokingly shares.

[Until now, I always include Quaker Oats in my eating regimen, it is difficult to be 35 and gorgeous – we all need fiber in our bodies for better digestion.]

According to Luis her mom has always taught her that our bodies need fiber.

The body needs dietary fiber to ease constipation, help aid digestion and powers up your day, with proper diet and exercise.

Vilma and Luis start their day with Quaker Oats. Photo source: Quaker Oats
Vilma and Luis start their day with Quaker Oats. Photo source: Quaker Oats

Although they could not have breakfast together every day, the healthy eating habit of Vilma has been passed on to her family and children. It is usually during weekends that the whole family is able to eat breakfast together.

But having breakfast with family or alone, Vilma is able to enjoy her breakfast with her "tancha- tancha" recipe.

[Recipe without exact measure.]

"The usual oats porridge or what we call 'oatmeal' with milk, brown or coco sugar tops my list. I also like to have some toasted rolled oats drizzled with honey on my Greek yogurt. You can eat the oats as a snack too without the yogurt," she shares.

Photo source: Pexels
Photo source: Pexels

According to Vilma, this is the recipe that she has come up with at home, which you can also adjust depending on your taste:

Toasted Rolled Oats with Honey 

  •  1/4 cup honey
  •  1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  •  1/4 tsp salt
  •  mix with 1.5 cup Quaker Oats (Quick Cook or Instant)

Preheat the oven to 175C. Mix the salt and cinnamon into the honey. Then mix the rolled oats and the honey. Then spread the mixture thinly on a baking pan and place in a toaster or oven. You can add dried fruits and toasted nuts if you want.

Bake for 10 minutes, mix around on the baking pan, and then toast for another 5 to 10 minutes. Let it cool inside the pan until crispy and crunchy.

Vilma and Luis choose to eat Quaker Oats seven times a week because it has seven times more fiber per serving vs. long grain white rice which keeps you fuller. It can help also aid digestion and power you up through the day, with proper diet and exercise.

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