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What are calories?

What are calories?

Dr Hector Perera            London

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Peoples` Worst Enemy

A young girl just over 16, whom the writer was sponsoring for her education at a private international school, decided to elope with an unemployed youth of 19 years of age last month, just ahead of her GCE (O/L) examination in December. This nonsensical act devastated all her parents' ambitions and expectations. It makes us difficult to comprehend the mentality of the present day youths who get blinded by infatuation at such a tender age. It may be too late for her to realize her folly now, but certainly she has dug her own grave, influenced by two of her friends (girls) according to the principal of the international school, who had advised the girl's mother on several occasions, when he came to know how she played truant.

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The ordinary people hardly think of the healthy aspect of the food, they just eat

The magazine Health Which? Examined the nutritional content of typical meals from Chinese, Indian, Thai, Italian and Tex-Mex menus.

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 Expatriates and Sinhala Culture

During Ranasingha Premadasa's Executive Presidency, the Sri Lankan expatriate community in the UK had grown excessively due to an exodus of 'genuine' and 'economic' refugees followed by the devastating situations that existed during 1971, 1987 and 1989 with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) insurgency, along with the Black July (Kaṟuppu Yúlai) against the anti-Tamil campaign in 1983.

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Ven. Thiththagalle Anandasiri Thera at Kingsbury Temple

Ven. Thiththagalle Anandasitri Thera conducted Dhamma Discussion programmes for children and adults at the Sri Saddatissa International Buddhist Centre on Friday the 25th August.  He is a renowned  Abhidharma and Meditation teacher in Sri Lanka. At present he is touring the UK holding Dhamma Sermons and Discussions in various Sri Lankan temples.

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Ven. Thiththagalle Anandasiri Thera at Kingsbury Temple - Part 2

Ven. Thiththagalle Anandasitri Thera conducted Dhamma Discussion programmes for children and adults at the Sri Saddatissa International Buddhist Centre on Friday the 25th August.  He is a renowned  Abhidharma and Meditation teacher in Sri Lanka. At present he is touring the UK holding Dhamma Sermons and Discussions in various Sri Lankan temples.

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Plenty of dangerous chemicals, sometimes germs are found in some takeaway food

Plenty of dangerous chemicals, sometimes germs are found in some takeaway food

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There are some negative Health Effects of Fast Food so you need to be careful

There are some negative Health Effects of Fast Food so you need to be careful

Dr Hector Perera       London

Takeaways are often cheap, convenient and satisfying but, unfortunately, they're not always very healthy. Some takeaway meals can push you over your recommended daily maximum amount of salt and fat, which can lead to a variety of health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Takeaway food are plenty but which one to choose?

 A meal cooked and bought at a shop or restaurant but taken somewhere else, often home, to be eaten, or the shop or restaurant itself. A lot of takeaway food is perfectly safe for people with coeliac. However, you do need to be careful what you order and be aware of the risk of cross contamination in some takeaway restaurants. Britain will spend almost £8bn a year on takeaways by the end of the decade as a surge in smartphone usage and time-pressed households cooking fewer meals boosts the country’s predilection for takeaway food.

Expenditure on pizza, curry and Chinese food is expected to grow by 28% during this decade to £7.6bn a year according to figures from Euromonitor International. Forget hunting around for paper menus. There are plenty of instantly access a wide array of local favourites, whether you’re after Brighton’s best fish & chips or a full English breakfast in Liverpool. Browse peer-reviewed takeaway menus and filter by opening times, accepted payment methods, deals and discounts. With online payment and convenient re-ordering. Some on line takeaway even got you covered for a wine or beer to go with it. I think even in Sri Lanka, mainly in Colombo city area there are plenty of home delivering takeaways. No wonder some housewives are not bothered to cook at home. Whether they are healthy and clean is your choice, food on the table in no time. Why bother in smoky, dusty and hot kitchens, just pick up the phone then meals come on wheels as fast as they could, what a change!

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Watching some British TV cooking programmes are like real comedy shows but not real cooking.

Watching some British TV cooking programmes are like real comedy shows but not real cooking.

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