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People, this could be the easiest food guide I can provide you on India.

Though I am a dilliwalah from heart and birth, but I have been to places. Here’s a list of my personal favorites:

Dont delete_India FoodDelhi – Tandoori Chicken and CholeBhature.

Haryana – Cholia and Lassi.

UP – Kebabs and Biryani.

Jharkhand – Marua ka Roti.

Bihar – Litti, Sattu and Tilkut.

West Bengal – Mishti Doi, Rosogulla and all the fish they can serve.

Rajasthan – Daal Batti and Pyaaz ki Kachori.

Gujarat – Only Dhoklas will do….yumm!

Maharashtra – Modak, Vada Pao and Shrikhand. Add Dahi Vada too.

Goa – Fenny 🙂 , and all the fish and prawns.

Andhra Pradesh – Hydrabadi Biryani.

1492148910_3b8bb18992When you feel like eating something, what comes to mind first? For me it’s the purely the taste. Then my inner-brain kicks in and thoughts of portion size, calories, fats, & sugars, slowly convince me to make a smart choice.

Weight gain aside, I would rarely think of any other complications or side effects the food may cause. Side effects are attributed to medications or medical procedures, but not food, right? Well, guess again. Turns out, the food we eat may also cause side effects. Some side effects are serious, some are disturbing, and some may put you into embarrassing situation.

Here is a list of 10 common side effects caused by the food we eat:

  1. Body Odor. Researchers found that red meat consumption negatively influences on body odor.
  2. Acne. Foods that are high in saturated fat and trans fatty acids increase the sebum production in the body, which in turn increases acne. Researchers suggest that there is a positive association between milk consumption and acne.
  3. Allergy. Allergy is a number one foods side effect. In theory, any food can cause an allergy. But in fact there are 8 foods to blame for 90% of allergic reactions to food: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (including Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts), fish, shellfish, soy and wheat.
  4. Candidiasis (Yeast infection). Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the normal yeast in the body, so foods that affect the yeast levels may contribute to a yeast infection. These foods are: sugars, vinegar, starches, refined carbohydrates, yeast and yeast containing products.
  5. Heartburn and Acid Reflux. There is a relatively long list of foods that cause heartburn. Some foods cause the lower esophageal sphincter – a muscle that helps to keep stomach contents out of the esophagus – to become weaker, and some cause the stomach to produce more acid than usual. Both of these problems can increase acid reflux. Most common food triggers for heartburn are citrus fruits, fried and fatty foods, vinegar, tomatoes, chocolate.
  6. High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia). Cholesterol is found mostly in animal foods. Consumption of cholesterol-rich foods can elevate blood cholesterol level, which may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. High cholesterol foods are: brains (beef, pork, lamb), eggs, organ meat (liver, kidneys, spleen).
  7. Kidney stones. People whose diets are high in animal protein and low in fiber and fluids may be at higher risk for stones. Several studies have shown that increasing dietary calcium and restricting salt, animal protein, and foods rich in oxalate, such as rhubarb, spinach, cocoa, nuts, pepper, and tea, can help prevent calcium oxalate stones from returning.
  8. Memory and Cognition Impairment. Among older adults whose diets are high in saturated fats and trans fats, a high intake of foods containing copper may cause a fast decline in their ability to think, learn, and remember, according to the study from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The research studies have linked fat intake, especially that of saturated and trans fats, to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive difficulties.
  9. Edema and Water Retention. Foods high in salt, sodium or sugar may cause the body to retain considerable fluids and worsen edema. The body needs a constant concentration of salt in its tissues. When excess salt is taken in, the body dilutes it by retaining fluid.
  10. Migraine and Headache. Foods may trigger not only migraine but also tension type headache, which feels like tightening of a band around the head, making the whole head ache. Foods cause headaches by affecting the brain chemistry or changing the size of blood vessels. Certain foods cause headache in most vulnerable people because of their high content of the amino acids tyramine and phenyethyamine. The tyramine increases blood flow to the brain, which can lead to a headache. Common headache food triggers are aged cheese, beer, red wine, chocolate, nitrite-containing foods.

Source: www.dumblittleman.com

AGK

Is it worthwhile spending 100 times more than your tap water for a bottled water? Are we not supposed to get 100 times better quality as per what we pay? Out of nearly 12,000 license holders of packaged drinking water in India alone, how many give what they promise? Not even the Americans are sure about their standards, forget about us..!

Watch to know more..

AGK

InamoThe Inamo restaurant in London’s fashionable SoHo district isn’t known for its splendid food or outstandingly accommodating waitresses.

Instead, the new Asian fusion eatery is getting raves for its use of a touch pad-projection system that allows diners to send food orders directly to the chefs and makes the dining experience fully interactive.

blackcod_fishEvery table at Inamo has its own image projector above (see pic at right), meaning every person essentially gets to eat off a giant computer screen. This allows the restaurant to offer several interesting experiences, like selecting the mood of the table by choosing between different ‘place mat’ images and videos. According to a recent diner, the rig is based on a flash/actionscript system.

When you’re waiting for your meal to arrive, you can click on a kitchen camera that let’s you see your food being prepared, play different types of computer board games (like Battleship), and when you’re done, you can separate bills and boot up a map to figure out your next move around town.

But for me, the best part seems to be that when you’re choosing through potential dining options, a picture of the food appears on the plate where you’ll be eating it. I’m not sure if the size of the picture approximates the size of the actual meal, but I think this is better than just the syrupy, dramatized meal explanation one usually gets.

billAs for the circular touch pad, it seems pretty basic, though I do worry about whether the restaurant changes its surface once in awhile to clean it. Otherwise, you have to rely on other people’s hand-washing abilities or dip your hand in a tub of Purella before taking a bite.

Even though your ordering experience is pretty much automated, every table does have a waiter that brings over the meal and answers questions about the system.

Source: wired.com

AGK

menublob.com is an initiative of fuelIn which was started in fall of 2008 by five young individuals with degrees either in engineering or management (or both) and are passionate about GOOD FOOD. We all believe that food is the single greatest boon that god has gifted to us mortals.

AGKAGK: A manager and a biotech grad who is the soul of menublob.com. He has varied experience in a range of industries and is a die hard foodie.

ASAS: Mr. Do-it-all is a techie with a foodie bent of mind. A budding manager, and an erstwhile engineer at Wipro, his world revolves around the search for GOOD FOOD.

AnandAB: The serious guy, the designer, the techie, the biggest foodie ever. An engineer by profession but a dilliwalah foodie at heart. He is the man behind the scene.

KSKS: Don’t be fooled by this guy’s innocent looks, he is a big time foodoholic (hicc !!), his appetite needs to be satiated every now and then with heavy doses of Chicken.

ACBACB: He believes in creating value and values GOOD FOOD the most in life. A techie and a manager, whose search for GOOD FOOD never ends.

AB

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