Author Archive for Dr Hector Perera

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

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera       London Fast food restaurants usually have a walk up counter and/or drive-thru window where you order and pick up your food without having to wait long. There is no such thing as a “bad” food, but these are some foods you should try not to have on a regular basis. Because fast […]

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

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

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, […]

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

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera        London I have some interest in cooking for a long time even while I was doing my GCSE ordinary level. With the scouts group, I went on camping for about a week when we had to cook. Honestly I didn’t know much cooking but I have observed some cooking at home done […]

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My scientific energy saving cooking help the public to save energy

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera      London I have practically demonstrated in front of The Sustainable Energy Authority then to The Invention commission how to cut down wastage of energy in cooking. Not only I just pointed it out but I gave a solution as well. Before I went to see these authorities for many years I experimented […]

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One must apply some science in cooking because all the food we eat and drink are chemicals

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera      London Since I was doing my Advanced Level science in Colombo, I tried my best to home cook something and eat than depending on takeaway food. The boarding house where I lived in Colombo was just room only basis, no kitchen to cook. I started by cooking in the room then moved […]

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What is diabetes?

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera       London Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body can’t use it properly. If left untreated, high blood glucose levels can cause serious health complications. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type […]

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British TV cooking demonstrations would help home cooking or eating takeaways?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Dr Hector Perera      London I assume that TV cooking demonstrations would help the general public in many ways such as encouraging them to cook at home then saving energy wastage. There is no point of rushing from one to the other without a proper explanation or just talk something totally irreverent to cooking. In some […]

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Beef is very unhealthy to eat due to research evidences

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Dr Hector Perera         London However much it is stated that beef is unhealthy to eat due to a number of reasons, still people eat beef in their daily diet. It may be in the form of beef burgers, also called hamburgers, stakes, roast or cooked. The number of reasons why beef is unhealthy to eat […]

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Some signs of iron deficiency or anaemia in the body

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera    London People just and drink but sometimes do not care if they are eating healthy food. Iron is an important element in the blood. Each haemoglobin protein is made up subunits called hemes, which are what give blood its red colour. More specifically, the hemes can bind iron molecules, and these iron molecules bind oxygen. The blood cells […]

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Which British TV chef would demonstrate energy saving and smell avoidance in cooking?

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera        London Back home in Sri Lanka cooking was mainly done by servants or by Kussi Ammas” but now they are gold dust as they have gone abroad for better paid jobs. They knew cooking by sheer experience not by reading internet or papers as they are not much educated. In the past […]

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Long term exposure to cooking aroma brings cardiovascular and respiratory problems

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Dr Hector Perera          London If anyone watched British TV cooking programmes, you would notice the contestants always produce far too much cooking aroma while cooking. When they cook, they have to stay there that means they invariably inhale those unhealthy fumes. The so called judges appear to be not taking any notice of how the […]

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Not many people are aware of the danger of cooking in Aluminium vessels.

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera         London Mainly in Western countries, in baking fish, roasting vegetables or preparing a piece of meat for dinner or even for baking cakes, they use aluminium foil. What you may not realise is that some of the foil will leach into your meal – and this could be bad for your health. […]

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Many inventions have been made by accident or by chance, including my scientific energy saving cooking

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera       London I was living in a room only boarding house near Punchi Borella, not too from The All Saints Church when I had to study for Science Advanced Level. Then I had to depend on hotel takeaways than cooking. At the start I had to cycle or walk all the way to […]

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Anybody can cook but unless one apply some scientific knowledge, no energy can be saved and cannot stop any cooking aroma depositing while cooking

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera            London Most people think that cooking is such a difficult task. There are plenty of reasons to think why cooking is difficult and one of the main reasons is the cooking smell getting on them while cooking. No wonder our Sri Lankan working ladies always employ someone to cook and they are […]

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What is love – “You just have to wait, love does not come easy”

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Dr Hector Perera     London Love is a strong feeling of affection. The parents love the babies for far too many reasons and some are the affection, fondness, warmth and attachment. Some people love the work they do, it could be sports like football, tennis, rowing, swimming or even running. Love is a great interest and […]

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Some Health Dangers of Cooking Food at High Temperatures

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera      London Most people are unaware of the adverse effects of high temperature cooking. We cannot blame our good old kussi amma” because they were totally unaware of those matters but now the present generation with more modern cooking facilities must be aware of the good and bad side of high temperature cooking. […]

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Must apply some scientific knowledge in cooking than just juggling, joking with this and that without any explanation

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera       London I made it clear that that I wanted to avoid any cooking aroma depositing on me and on my clothes while cooking. Just like back home Sri Lanka cooking, first I didn’t worry about the energy wastage then realised higher temperature, faster those chemicals escaped while cooking. I preferred to cook […]

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Most people waste energy in careless cooking then pollute the environment

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London If anyone could save around 60% energy every time they cook rice and curries would you think it is a good idea? If I am not mistaken majority of Sri Lankans eat rice and curries on daily basis as the main meal, some people eat rice and curries for lunch and […]

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Apply science in energy saving and avoidance of smell depositing while cooking.

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera       London Cooking or cookery is the art, technology and craft of preparing food for consumption with the use of heat. Food contains nothing but complicated organic chemicals so I think cooking is a huge chemical reaction and interaction with heat. Asians add spice ingredients in cooking dishes such as chicken, beef, lamb and even some vegetable dishes. Again these spices have far […]

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Asian cooking – Most of Sri Lankan type of food can be cooked by saving nearly 60% energy

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Dr Hector Perera       London Direct heat cooking is applied mainly in Asian type of cooking such as rice and curries. One of my concern is to find out how to save in energy and to stop any cooking aroma getting on them while cooking. If the people are not really careful in saving energy in […]

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Some say frying red chillies is good for stress release because it makes you sneeze, cough out yellow stuff from the chest and throat then tears drooling from the eyes and many more.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera      London I received lots of emails from Sri Lanka then from other countries as well after watching my energy saving cooking programme in Sirasa TV in Sri Lanka. They all appreciated my attempt to save energy and to avoid any smell depositing on them while cooking. I replied to many then one […]

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Eggs and Diabetes, to Eat or Not to Eat?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera        London Eggs can be fully boiled or half boiled in water or better make omelettes because it taste better. Eggs are a versatile food and a great source of protein, and the American Diabetes Association considers eggs an excellent choice for people with diabetes. That’s primarily because one large egg contains about half […]

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Some people say chicken skin is healthy to eat and some disagree

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

 Dr Hector Perera       London In health point of view one must remove the outer skin because it contains oil that has cholesterol which is not healthy to eat all the time. Cholesterol is supposed to block the arteries and why do we eat that purposely? There are two types of cholesterol, bad and good ones. […]

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Chickens cause serious infections in humans so watch out!

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London When you walk down your high street, you might see different kinds of little shops such as grocery, vegetable and butcher shops. Have you not noticed that in some butcher shops they hang chickens, pieces of beef and lamb just above the counter just like that for hours? Who would say […]

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Some health benefits of bitter melon or “Karawila”.

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera         London In places like Sri Lanka, one can get hold of plenty of fresh vegetables in local food fairs or at Pola”. They have these food fairs in nearly every town, usually once a week. Sunday food fairs are very popular and massive. Not only vegetables but dry fish as well are […]

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Why British TV chefs prefer under cooked red meat, are they healthy?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London There are plenty of cookery shows in British TV showing cooking so many different varieties of nutritious dishes but sometimes the chefs finish red meats virtually uncooked. They sometimes touch the piece or the lump of meat with finger tips while cooking and to me this is not quite acceptable way […]

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Would you like to get cooking aroma on them while cooking then cat walk like a tandoori chicken?

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera          London Cooking or cookery is an art, a technology and a craft   of preparing food   suitable for human consumption with the use of heat. The cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world, like grilling food over an open wood fire or using electric stoves, to baking then direct heat cooking and a few more other […]

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My cookery demonstration in Sirasa TV in Sri Lanka to help save about 60% energy and stop any cooking aroma depositing on you

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera           London We all need to get our meals, either by cooking at home by someone or if possible by you or have some takeaway. Most people are not familiar with complicated cooking but to cook the basic things such as rice and curries is not a difficulty thing because even our kussi […]

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My method of application of science in cooking in order to save about 60% energy wasted in cooking

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera      London Heat energy can be transferred by conduction, convection, and radiation. The loss of heat from poorly insulated homes wastes energy resources and costs money. There are several ways to insulate homes against heat loss. It is possible to evaluate different ways to save energy by calculating their payback times. This is […]

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A bit of sweet memories from good old holidays in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London Many years ago majority of Sri Lanka people had no facilities such as gas and electric cookers, microwaves and ovens for cooking and baking. Now all these are there even in any average house so cooking cannot be that difficult at all. Those days they employed some poor people to do […]

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