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Stir up cocktails, impress guests at your Holi party

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New Delhi, Feb 26: On the occasion of Holi, impress your guests with innovative cocktails like an Eye Of A Tiger, Moon Spring and Naughty Angel, say experts.

Angad Singh Gandhi, India Brand Ambassador, Glenfiddich, mixologist Yangdup Lama andNishant Sukhija, owner at Master of Malts, listed recipes to make your Holi parties livelier:

* Eye Of A Tiger :

Ingredients:

20 ml Malibu
20 ml White rum
60 ml Orange juice
60 ml Cranberry juice
Ice cubes

Method:

Shake the ingredients in a shaker and serve over ice in old fashioned glass.

Garnish: Orange slice

* Nutty Rob Roy

Ingredients:

60ml Walnut infused Glenfiddich 15
10 ml Palm sugar/black pepper syrup
30ml Apple juice
1 Egg white

Method:

In a shaker glass filled with ice pour all of the above ingredients and shake well. Strain and serve straight up in a tulip glass. Garnish with caramelised apple slice

* Twisted Whiskey Sour :

In a shaker add-

60 ml Bourbon whiskey
20 ml Fresh lime juice
20 ml Homemade cinnamon syrup
Ice cubes

Method:

Shake well serve over ice in an old fashioned glass.

Garnish: Lime twist and a cinnamon stick

* Naughty Angel

Ingredients

90 ml Vanilla ice cream
40ml Vodka
20 ml Kahlua

Method:

Blend the ingredients in a proper blander with few ice cubes. Serve in a cocktail glass.

Garnish: Roasted coffee powder.

* Moon Spring

The Glenfiddich 21 Year Old comes alive with its nuanced rum character as it combines with Silver Tips Full-moon Tea.

Ingredients:
60ml Glenfiddich 21
60ml Silver Tips Fullmoon Tea Liquor
1 Orange Nasturtium Petal Ice Cube

Method:

In an old fashioned glass measure the Glenfiddich 21. Add 60 ml of the Silver Tips Fullmoon Tea Liquor. Drop one sphere ice/cube ice of nasturtium flower and serve.

* Darjeeling Mail Old Fashioned

Ingredients:
60 ml Glenfiddich 18
10ml Castleton Muscatel concentrate
1 Spring Water Ice Cube

Method:

In an old fashioned glass drop a big size spring water ice cube/sphere and measure the Glenfiddich 18, Castleton Muscatel concentrate and stir gently. Garnish with dehydrated marigold petals and serve.

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Hunger may increase your stress level

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Toronto, Sep 26: Sudden drop in glucose when you are hungry can have a negative impact on your mood, suggests new research.

The researchers wanted to investigate whether chronic, long-term hypoglycemia — low blood sugar — is a risk factor for developing depression-like behaviours.

“We found evidence that a change in glucose level can have a lasting effect on mood,” said Professor Francesco Leri from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

Published in the journal Psychopharmacology, the study examined the impact of a sudden glucose drop on emotional behaviour by inducing hypoglycemia in rats.

The rats were injected with a glucose metabolism blocker causing them to experience hypoglycemia.

They were then placed in a specific chamber. On a separate occasion, they were injected water and placed in a different chamber.

When given the choice of which chamber to enter, they actively avoided the chamber where they experienced hypoglycemia.

“This type of avoidance behaviour is an expression of stress and anxiety,” said Leri.

“The animals are avoiding that chamber because they had a stressful experience there. They don’t want to experience it again,” she added.

The researchers tested blood levels of the rats after they experienced hypoglycemia and found more corticosterone — an indicator of physiological stress.

The rats also appeared more sluggish when given the glucose metabolism blocker.

The findings showed that the animals experienced stress and depressed mood when they were hypoglycemic, Leri stated.

“When people think about negative mood states and stress, they think about the psychological factors, not necessarily the metabolic factors. But we found poor eating behaviour can have an impact,” lead researcher Thomas Horman from the University of Guelph said.

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Now a hair dryer made of 23.75 karat gold

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New Delhi, Sep 26: A new hairdryer made of 23.75 karat gold has been launched.

Dyson has introduced the Dyson Supersonic™ 23.75 karat gold hair dryer. Designed by James Dyson and priced at Rs 37,900, the product is gold leafed using a traditional hand-gilding method and is the first of its kind.

“Gold is one of the most resilient materials in the world and has been used in design, sculpture and architecture for centuries. As an element, I’m fascinated by its properties. Like the engineering process we pride ourselves on, gilding is a true example of meticulous craftsmanship,” said James Dyson in a statement.

Dyson design engineers and model makers first learned the skills for gilding under a master guilder, learning the process and technique to gild. Once learnt, the design and engineering team sought how to scale the process, making it more repeatable and perfecting the surface finish specifically for this application.

“We aren’t afraid to take on a new challenge. We weren’t experts in gold or gold leafing but we broke down the technique into individual steps to understand how each parameter affects the finish and how we could best apply it to our hair dryer.

“Using our expertise in design processes, adhesives, paint and model making, we managed to learn a very traditional skill and translate it to a 21st-century application,” said Design and Engineering Lead Britta Stockinger.

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Eating high-carb diet can help lose weight

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Here’s how a high carb diet may help lose weight. (Photo Credit- Shutterstock)

New York, Sep 25: Struggling hard to shed those extra kilos? If so, foods high in carbohydrates — found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes — may help you reduce body weight and fat as well as improve insulin function, suggests a study challenging previous beliefs.

It is because these complex carbohydrates are naturally rich in fibre — a nutrient found in plant foods that adds bulk to the diet without adding extra calories.

The study, led by US-non-profit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, showed that a plant-based, high-carbohydrate diet can help with weight regulation and body composition and reduce the risk for Type-2 diabetes.

“Fad diets often lead people to fear carbohydrates. But the research continues to show that healthy carbohydrates — from fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains — are the healthiest fuel for our bodies,” said lead author Hana Kahleova, Director at the organisation.

In the study, published in the journal Nutrients, the team included nearly 100 participants for a 16-week randomised clinical trial and placed participants in either a plant-based, high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet group or asked them to maintain their current diet.

The plant-based diet group avoided all animal products and added oils and limited fat intake of 20-30 grams per day. There were no limits on calories or carbohydrate intake.

The control group maintained their current diets, which included meat and dairy products. Neither group altered their exercise routines.

The results demonstrated that total carbohydrate intake did not change in the control group, but increased significantly in the plant-based diet group, both as absolute intake and as a percentage of total calories.

At the end of the trial, body mass index, body weight, fat mass, visceral fat volume, and insulin resistance decreased significantly in the plant-based diet group. There were no significant changes in the control group, the researchers noted.

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