Category: Food

What happens when you drink Coke?

Coke itself isn’t the enemy here. It’s the dynamic combo of massive sugar doses combined with caffeine and phosphoric acid, which are found in almost all sodas. Moderation, people!In the first 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor, allowing you to keep it down. 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (And there’s plenty of that at this particular moment.)   Image Courtesy: cnunes62 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate; your blood pressure rises; as a response, your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness. 45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way. 60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium. 60 minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded...

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Paneer Carrot Bhurji Recipe

Ingredients 200 gms Paneer 1 tbsp Oil 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds 2 Green Chillies 1 Onion 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder or curry masala powder 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 medium Tomato 1 Carrot grated 1/2 tsp Salt Preparation: Chop the onions, tomatoes and chillies finely. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan, add the cumin seeds, chopped onions and the ginger garlic paste, fry till brown. Add the chillies and tomatoes and fry till they are soft and pulpy. Add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and little water so that all the masalas are well combined. Add grated paneer and fry for 5 minutes till the paneer blends into the masala. Add the grated carrot and keep on stove for 3 minutes more. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot along with...

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Yummy Summer Recipes: Ruchi’s Mango Pancakes

Summertime means Mango Time! The markets are loaded with different varieties and aromas of mango. Prepare this yummy and healthy dish for your little one! Mango Pancakes  Ingredients:  3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat or ragi flour 3/4 cup milk & a little more incase your batter lacks the consistency of regular pancakes 1 egg 1/2 tsp baking soda 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 mango chopped into small bite sized pieces Method: Take the two flours and baking soda and mix together.   Beat the egg and vanilla essence with a fork and add it to the flour.   Now add the sugar to this mixture. Slowly, pour the milk into this and keep mixing.   Let this batter stand for at least 30 minutes. Then mix it and see if it is of a pour-able consistency.   I sometimes add a tablespoon or olive oil or softened butter to the mix so that it doesn’t stick to the non-stick pan.   Now, take a ladle and pour a ladle-full of batter onto a non-stick pan. When the batter seems to be a little set add the bite-sized pieces of Alphonso or any mango that you have at hand. Carefully turn the pancake and press gently on the other side and let it cook for another 2 minutes or till the pancake is nice and browned...

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