Author Archive for Dr Hector Perera

My cooking challenge is still open

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera          London There are far too many cooking programmes in British TV but the only thing is I didn’t figure out any technique of energy saving in cooking. The contestants or even the famous chef’s just cook without due care for any wastage of energy, may be because they do not have to […]

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Cooking, what is it?

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera, London The proposal I find most congenial both as a cook and as a chemistry teacher is this.  Cooking is the whole series of operations used by humans to turn raw materials, mainly animal carcasses and harvested plants, into food, that is, into something edible, digestible and nutritious. Those operations which I’ll […]

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Trans fat is considered by many doctors to be the worst type of fat you can eat

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera London Unlike other dietary fats, trans fat also called trans-fatty acids both raises your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and lowers your HDL (“good”) cholesterol. A diet laden with trans-fat increases your risk of heart disease, the leading killer of men and women. Here’s some information about trans-fat and how to avoid it. In […]

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What Is Cholesterol?

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera. London To understand high blood cholesterol, it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. However, […]

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Why Chicken Skin Is Good For You

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera         London When eat chicken curry along with other curries and rice, we hardly think of removing the skin before we eat, never thought about any healthy points either. Chicken up to twice or thrice a week is good for you. Chicken, along with fish and turkey, is white meat and often recommended […]

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Here are some evidence-based health benefits of turmeric or “Kaha”.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera      London Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. Now we know that turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for […]

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Eating Out? These restaurant deals give you the most bang for your buck & dishes that are essentially a heart attack on a plate

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Dr Hector Perera   London Eat as much as you like for one price in Sri Lanka If you travel along Kandy Colombo road, turn off to Kirindiwela road. A few miles from there you would be surprised to see a restaurant that offers meals for just one price. You can eat as much as you […]

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What are calories?

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera            London A calorie is a unit that measures energy. Calories are usually used to measure the energy content of foods and beverages. In order to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than your body burns each day. How to Reduce Calorie Intake without Starving Yourself It is known that in […]

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

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera     London The magazine Health Which? Examined the nutritional content of typical meals from Chinese, Indian, Thai, Italian and Tex-Mex menus. Recommended daily guidelines (men/women) These are the daily recommended amounts for men and women Fat 95g/70g, Saturates 30g/20g, Calories 2,500/2,000, Sodium 2.5g/2g, Fibre 18g, Sugar 70g/50g. In particular they looked at levels […]

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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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