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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple Admit to Contributing to Obesity

October 2, 2014
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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple Admit to Contributing to Obesity

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group have pledged to reduce calories that Americans consumed from their products by 20 percent by 2025. The commitment was announced at the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York. It was a step in the right direction – the drink companies are actually admitting that their products cause obesity. The bad news is that these same companies will be expanding in the East and South America with…

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Cup or Mug?

September 11, 2014
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Cup or Mug?

You know the little tea glasses you get at the roadside tea stalls(now most are plastic, but that’s another story) — these little glasses hold just the right amount of tea that is needed for that morning or afternoon pick up. The tea is usually strong, milky and sweet giving…

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Homemade is the Way to Go

July 27, 2014
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Homemade is the Way to Go

  We need to learn a few lessons on food from the French and one of them is to elevate the importance of homemade fresh foods. The French pride themselves on their cuisine. Food and wine play important roles in French society—the way a person eats often reflects their French…

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What is Cornstarch?(We call it Cornflour)

July 20, 2014
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What is Cornstarch?(We call it Cornflour)

Cornstarch is starch that’s derived from corn. It’s made from the tiny white endosperm at the heart of a corn kernel. The kernels are processed so all of the outside shells removed. The endosperms are ground up into the fine white powder…

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5% Hike in Excise Duty for Sugary & Energy Drinks

July 12, 2014
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5% Hike in Excise Duty for Sugary & Energy Drinks

Some good news for all of us –  In India’s recent budget announcement, finance minister Arun Jaitley has proposed raising the excise dutys on ‘aerated drinks with added sugar’ such as, Coke and Pepsi, as well as energy and sports…

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4 Minute Exercise!

June 25, 2014
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4 Minute Exercise!

When people who say their schedule is too tight to exercise I tell them about 4 minute exercises known as Tabata training. This is an interval program that calls for 20 seconds of all-out intensity followed by 10 seconds of…

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