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  1. Mike Bulgakov

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    I was ordering a veggie burrito today in the Mission, mainly because I was in the mood for guacamole, and was stymied and perplexed while deciding to ask for pinto or black beans. It probably took too long to make my decision.
     
  2. Rock Strongo

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    I want to hug someone.
     
  3. Mike Bulgakov

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    I once dated a couple of Swedish women (at different times), and never found Swedes to be big on hugging. This probably says more about me than Swedes.
     
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    They didn't want to waste time hugging. They were probably more interested in the main course.
     
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    Mike, that's mouth watering stuff.

    Such a tease !!! I am just imagining all the weight I could gain eating those tasty, creamy looking delights. :D
    It's midnight here, hitting the sack.
     
  8. Murrayjuannow

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    Why should I pay tax to a government that gives me a crappy and unreliable service?
     
  9. Murrayjuannow

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    Hugs.
     
  10. Murrayjuannow

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    Is hugging an appetizer or sumthin?
     
  11. Sentinel

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    Raonic served at 145 mph yesterday against Tommy Haas (WO).

    Taylor Dent served 148 in 2010, and Roddick 146 in 2004.

    Federer won his 55th straight sets match at Wimbledon the other day against Dzumhur. Andy is next with 28 straight sets wins. (Out of current players).
     
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    Wow ! This is shocking. I could not open that link but found it on google. (LOL, i am surprised gut4 has not started a thread on this...)

    http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/fizzy-drinks-killing-thousands-experts-1.1879018#.VZTZZ6aju2w
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    London - Sugary drinks kill as many as 184 000 adults each year, scientists claim.

    Fizzy soft drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks and sweetened iced teas are causing thousands of deaths and have no health benefits, they said.

    And they warned that governments across the world should make it a priority to eliminate such drinks from people’s diets.

    Researchers said sugary drinks were to blame for 133 000 diabetes deaths worldwide in one year. Another 45 000 died from cardiovascular disease and 6 450 from cancer. They said 1 316 people died as a result of drinking sweetened drinks in the UK – the 28th worst rate of death in a list of 51. Top was Mexico, where 30 percent of adult deaths under 45 were attributed to sugary drinks, while Japan was lowest with one percent.

    Kawther Hashem, a nutritionist from the campaign group Action on Sugar, said: “More evidence is showing the alarming impact of sugary drinks on our health, the healthcare service and the economy. It is time these huge profit-making drinks companies took to reformulating their products with less sugar.”

    The study looked at sodas, fruit drinks, sports or energy drinks, sweetened iced teas and homemade sugary drinks that contained at least 50 calories per 240ml. A can of Coca-Cola contains 101 calories per 240ml or 139 overall.

    Dariush Mozaffarian, from Tufts University, Boston, and a senior author of the study, said the focus should be on cutting the drinks out of diets in order to save lives.

    “It should be a global priority to substantially reduce or eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages from the diet,” he said.

    “Some population dietary changes, such as increasing fruits and vegetables, can be challenging due to agriculture, costs, storage, and other complexities. This is not complicated.

    “There are no health benefits from sugar-sweetened beverages, and the potential impact of reducing consumption is saving tens of thousands of deaths each year.”
     
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    ^ If i have any kind of fruity or fizzy drink, i heavily dilute it. I sometimes have a Limca (1/4 Limca, 3/4 water, dash of lemon) in order to get more water into the system.
     
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    Sentinel, I used to drink Limcas like they were going out of style whenever we were in India. Slowly, I've reduced any and all soft drinks from my diet. My favorite? Lime soda with some salt! So good with Indian food! Yet, nowadays, it's mostly ice cold water.
     
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    I still have issues with my corneas after I had caustic soda in them six years ago. The sun has barely risen here but I really needed my sunglasses.

    For some reason my eyes are still really sensitive to sunlight.
     
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    Nimbu soda is good for digestion/indigestion acco to umpteen article on the web, I've tried it and it does make one feel better.

     
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    I drink green tea. It cleanses your body of toxins and makes you feel good. Sometimes I mix it with boiled fresh ginger juice.
     
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    Sentinel, I need to try Nimbu (oh lol yes lemon juice! Love it, I thought it was a brand of some sort). Murrayjuannow (lol at the username, very clever..), that sounds good! Green tea and ginger, sounds like good stuff! I am drinking a couple of cups of coffee in the mornings, lots of water during the day, and some lemonade/fruit juice as well. I also like iced tea. I don't drink alcohol except on a rare occasion. Those drink are key aren't they? For me, when I eat, I have to drink something along with it, either during my meal, or right after. That's my habit. I try and combine tasty/healthy foods from Indian pure vegetarian cuisine, with pure vegetarian American/Italian/Mexican foods by and large and I love spicy food too, no matter the cuisine. So, Indian pickle, spices/ginger/chili peppers, and jalapenos are staples in my home. Thank goodness for I've had some very good Indian cooks in my family, who have allowed me to maintain this type of eating in the U.S. I never wanted to gravitate away from it.

    I ate these dishes last night: sambar, puliyodharai, and spicy mixed vegetables sauteed in vegetable oil. It was great with some ice cold lemonade and then ice cream for dessert!


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    puliyodharai (tamarind rice)

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    Some people prefer a balanced mix of shochu, lemon, honey, ginseng, ginger, and green tea.
     
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    http://texas.247sports.com/Bolt/United-States-win-World-Cup-with-5-2-defeat-of-Japan-38068081

     
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    @borg number one .. tamarind rice. wow !

    Just be careful with all that tea. Tea isn't good for iron absorption, but you know that. Herbal tea is better. I have cut out the one cup of coffee i used to have in the am. They say coffee makes you live longer, but it's also not supposed to be good for the intestines. And it gives me sleep issues. And perhaps also hampers iron absorption, although not as much as tea.

    A good thing to do is start the day with warm water, lemon juice and a bit of honey. Supposed to kick start the digestive system. A lot of people take and recommend Apple Cider Vinegar, however one has to be careful since ( i read) it erodes the enamel of the teeth.
     
  23. Mike Bulgakov

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    I hear you man. Yes, I love tamarind rice or any kind of rice really. That's my staple food, and I add on plenty around it to try and create a well balanced diet, alomg with chapati's, dosas, wheat bread etc. I don't drink tea that often, but do enjoy the iced tea a couple of times a week at least. For me, it's water, water and more water as my primary drink. At 46 now, I've found I enjoy it more than I used to relative to other drinks. Now coffee, that's my weakness these days. I have two big cups of it in the morning, and then I'm brushing my teeth asap lol. I've been glad to learn of some of the health benefits of coffee, yet you're right you have to watch for too much caffeine and how it can be disruptive and lead to high blood pressure for one thing. Moderation, as always, seems key. I used to ask my father that, how can some things be bad for you in excess? I thought about it and he was right, as usual. Even with water, which is seemingly so wholesome and benign, with too much you die. I really need to start drinking that warm water, lemon juice and honey remedy. That sounds great all around. Hope you're enjoying good eating!
     
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    Mmmm looks yummy.
     

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