October 22, 2014
health, interesting facts, Love, pets, science
animals, calories, Dr Atkins Diet, food, pasta
read it here http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29701768
As I discovered in last week’s episode of Trust Me I’m a Doctor, cooking starchy foods and then cooling them down changes their structure, so they become more resistant to the enzymes in our gut that break carbohydrates down.
So if you eat cold pasta your body will absorb fewer calories, making this a dieter’s dream.
What’s even more surprising is that if you take cold pasta and reheat it, then it becomes even more “resistant”, producing a 50% lower rise in blood glucose than fresh pasta.
( And b t w here is something interesting to ponder on …http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/11/nyregion/just-what-killed-the-diet-doctor-and-what-keeps-the-issue-alive.html )
So I am going to try it out tonight see – this reheated pasta thing.
Cook the pasta, cool it, make my very special tomato sauce with lots of chili and garlic (don’t come close tomorrow) and halumi cheese….with a salad!
And so I harm no animal!
I often wonder if we have the right to kill an animal.
October 10, 2014
Bilinguals are smarter
This is quite interesting.
The low 52% for Belgium hides this fact because the frequently fluently multi-lingual Flemings always get statistically lumped together with the usually ‘foreign-language-challenged’ French-speaking Walloons and French-speaking inhabitants of Brussels, who, like the neighbouring French with their 39%, statistically drag the number down for the whole of Belgium.
Also worthy of note here is that there are not a few among the Dutch, the Flemings, the Swedish and the Finns who speak and write English significantly *better* than many native English speakers in England and the UK… not to mention other native Anglos like Americans, Australians, New Zealanders etc.
Dutch people apparently are the best non-native English speakers in all of Europe! (Take that Sweden!)
We hope, however, that a certain amount of DUNGLISH will never go out of style! What are your favourite examples? (e.g. “the water is undeep”)
Philippe van Nedervelde
October 7, 2014
art, conspiracy theories, health, Health Myths, interesting facts, People, science, Superstitions, Survival, technology
People who take non scientific stuff as gospel make me
October 2, 2014
family trees, feet, Heritage, Interesting stuff, toes
Interesting stuff (sometimes) on My heritage blog.
One on looking at your feet to discover your heritage? Oh? really? I think I am an Egyptian.
Well constant wearing high heels in my young days changed my feet a bit!
Some say that the eyes are a mirror into soul, but many experts will argue that it’s the feet that can tell you much about a person.
While family trees and historical records are the more common tools leading to family history discoveries, our own bodies can teach us about our family heritage.
Reflexologists often claim that they are able to interpret a lot about a person’s personality just from their feet. In Imre Somogyi’s book, “The Language of the Feet,” he writes how ancestry can be determined just by the shape of our feet.
Other people have turned to interpreting their heritage through zodiac signs, and even palm reading, to provide clues about their past and future.
September 30, 2014
Charlie, pets, Photography
Little Charlie Fox.
Aka High Maintenance
September 19, 2014
art, artists, humour, pets
Dog owner Rafael Mantesso creates awesome illustrations featuring his Bull Terrier.