Social media has been abuzz of late with news that drinking tequila can aid in weight loss. Don't start lining your frosted glasses with lime and salt just yet, though. In a recent study, researchers from a university in Mexico claimed that agavin, a natural form of sugar found in the agave plant, doesn't raise blood glucose levels and can be used as an alternative sweetener for people who have type-2 diabetes or who wish to lose weight. Unfortunately, those health benefits don't really extend to tequila, because in the distillation process to make the Mexican spirit, all that health-giving agavin gets converted into unhealthy ethanol. The good news, though, is that even without agavins, tequila packs no more calories per ounce than scotch, rye, rum, gin or vodka. In terms of carbs, however, tequila loses out to all of these other spirits. When it comes to mixed drinks, wine and beer, tequila doesn't fare too well, either. A margarita has as many calories as a pint of dark Irish dry … [Read more...] about Watermelon margarita: No added sugar but plenty of flavor
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Video PlayerClose ASUNCION, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador's Independiente del Valle secured their first Copa Sudamerica title with a 3-1 win over Argentine side Colon in a rain-affected final on Saturday. Luis Leon gave Independiente an early lead by heading in after a Cristian Pellerano set piece before the game was halted for 40 minutes as a tropical storm left parts of the General Pablo Rojas pitch under water. John Sanchez struck upon the restart when he finished coolly after a probing run into the penalty box. Emanuel Oliveira provided Colon with a glimmer of hope by firing in from close range after Jorge Ortega's flicked header. But Cristian Dajome put the result beyond doubt in the 96th minute as he slotted in his team's third goal after a counterattack. The result earned Independiente a berth in next year's Copa Libertadores, South America's top club competition. … [Read more...] about Independiente del Valle win Copa Sudamericana
Director Shonali Bose has said that she was drawn to make The Sky is Pink because she herself had dealt with the disintegration of her marriage, after she lost her child. The film is about a young woman who is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and it affects her parents’ relationship.Speaking to Variety at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival, where the film premiered, Shonali said that Ayesha Chaudhary, the girl upon whom the story is based, watched the trailer of her previous film, Margarita with a Straw 30 times in one month. She told her parents, “I hope I live to see this film.” Starring Kalki Koechlin, Margarita with a Straw tells the story of a teenager with cerebral palsy. Ayesh died two weeks later, ‘having not seen the film’.Shonali said that Ayesha’s parents watched it when it released in theatres four months later, “and at the end of the film, they saw that it was dedicated to … [Read more...] about Sky is Pink director Shonali Bose says death of her son, end of marriage drew her to the story
Umrika, which won the audience award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, finally releases in India. Aseem Chhabra spoke to its director Prashant Nair before he traveled to Sundance. Prashant Nair was trained as an electrical engineering at Purdue University and then worked in New York City in the Web agency world. He later started a social media company in Paris. Nair had long held the desire to make films and finally at 32 he quit his work to direct his first project, Delhi in a Day. That film traveled to a number of small film festivals and also got limited theatrical release in India. IMAGE: Suraj Sharma in Umrika. Nair, left, below, had bigger goals set for his second film Umrika, which had its world premiere in the Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Competition section. Sundance wrote this about Umrika: 'When a young village boy discovers that his brother, long believed to be in America, has actually gone missing, he begins to … [Read more...] about comes to India!
Actor Priyanka Chopra is excited about the screening of her upcoming Bollywood film The Sky Is Pink at the Toronto International Film Festival that is scheduled for Friday. She says the early reactions to her movie are impressive. Sharing her excitement for the same, Priyanka posted a montage of various snippets from interviews that she had given on the sidelines of TIFF earlier last week. Speaking in one of the interviews, she said, “One, that its my first Hindi film I have also produced. So being a co-producer on a film...for a story that I really want to tell makes me really happy.”Also read: Thalaivi: Kangana Ranaut will work with Captain Marvel expert Jason Collins to sport 4 different looks as Jayalalithaa“I was looking forward to a movie as immersive as this. You need time to prepare for a movie like this,” she said in another. Posting the montage, Priyanka wrote on Instagram, “The initial reviews for … [Read more...] about Priyanka Chopra says The Sky is Pink getting ‘wonderful early reviews’, to attend its TIFF premiere with team today