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Dark Chocolate Health Benefits

Posted on February 7th, 2008 filed in Nutrition

Dark chocolate, unlike milk or white chocolate has been proved to have a myriad of health benefits.

1) Many dark chocolate bars are sugar free and offer excellent alternatives for anyone on low glycemic diet. As a matter of fact, dark chocolate is a perfect dessert for those that love chocolate but are at risk for metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance.
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Double Dipping: Seinfeld had it Right after All

Posted on February 2nd, 2008 filed in Nutrition

In one classic episode of Seinfeld, George Castanza is sternly reprimanded by another party guest when caught double dipping his chip in the salsa sauce:

“That’s like putting your whole mouth right in the dip.”

A recent study has confirmed that indeed this could well be the case.

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Great Movie Achievements of 2007

Posted on January 30th, 2008 filed in Movie Talk

Here is my take on what made 2007 memorable from the movie point of view. In other words, 5 years from now, this is what I believe I will still remember. This is what made movie history in 2007.

Greatest Villain: Javier Bardem chills to the max in his amazing portrayal of Anton Chigurh in the simply awesome “No Country for Old Men“. Flipping a coin and calling head or tail has a complete new meaning now to say the least. Mr. Bardem is my pick for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ and I will be quite disappointed if he does not nail it.

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Diet Soda Causes Insulin Resistance

Posted on January 29th, 2008 filed in Nutrition
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For those not familiar with the term, Insulin Resistance is a status where one’s body does not have a healthy sugar metabolism resulting in continuous presence of above normal insulin levels in the blood. That in turn leads to a fat deposition and a myriad of health problems. It is completely curable and reversible early on with lifestyle changes, such as healthy eating and exercise, but left unattended, can lead to full scale diabetes.

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Kuala Lumpur Travel Tips

Posted on January 25th, 2008 filed in Travelogues

I am currently in Malaysia in the city of Kuala Lumpur and will be here for few months. I have many posts planned for this wonderful city with practical tips and lots of useful info that would help future visitors.

Kuala Lumpur is the largest Malaysian city and home to 1.6 million Klites (residents of Kuala Lumpur). Read the rest of this entry »

Favorite Movies of 2007

Posted on December 21st, 2007 filed in Movie Talk
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Here are my favorite movies of 2007 in no particular order:

American Gangster
No Country for Old Men
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
The Mist
Lust, Caution
Mr. Brooks
I am Legend
Into the Wild
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