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    New plates will absorb excess oil from your favourite Thai food

    The Thai Health Promotion Foundation has decided to tackle the big issue of its country’s unhealthy diet by introducing the “AbsorbPlate”.

    Thai food is known to be spicy and delicious, but it’s also incredibly oily and this has led to Thailand having the second highest obesity rate in Southeast Asia. And the Thai Health Promotion Foundation worked with BBDO Bangkok to create a piece of tableware that would change the game.

    Inspired by the way a sponge works, the AbsorbPlate has 500 small holes that allows the plate to soak up upto 7ml of grease in a dish, which translates to about 30 calories. While that might not seem like much, it will definitely make a big difference to the eating habits.

    Check out the video below to understand exactly what this plate will do and how it might just change the health of people in Thailand and all over the world.



    https://www.hungryforever.com/thaila...cess-oil-food/

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    So about a 2 or 3kg difference. Not going to help much.

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    Great idea...but I'm skeptical about how clean they'll be after being hastily washed at roadside stalls, no hot water..
    Last edited by DJ Pat; 04-05-2016 at 12:51 PM.

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    ..and absorb all the sauce as well!

    Some rich mommy's boy has the franchise rights and...washing all that oil down the drains will clog up the drains even more than they are now.

    Don't add excess oil in the first place would be a better solution?

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    Also a lot of reused oil getting reused too

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    Also a lot of reused oil getting reused too
    is this the real reason for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    Also a lot of reused oil getting reused too
    Pat, you have really been on a tear. How about shutting up when you really dont know shit. How much time have you spent in your homeland in the last 5 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    Also a lot of reused oil getting reused too
    Pat, you have really been on a tear. How about shutting up when you really dont know shit. How much time have you spent in your homeland in the last 5 years?
    His real homeland is the U.K.

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    just quit shiiite thai food and you will be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    Also a lot of reused oil getting reused too
    Pat, you have really been on a tear. How about shutting up when you really dont know shit. How much time have you spent in your homeland in the last 5 years?
    So your saying no cooking oil ever gets reused in some places?

    Maybe it doesn't, because if you say so then it must be solid hard fact.
    By the way I'm in my motherland, have been for quite a while now, at Marvin Suites.

    No departure date, it's to be decided, after all I got no problems at all with visas in Thailand. Because I can stay as long as I want.

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    Problem with Thai diets ain't the oil, it's the amount of processed white sugar that gets chucked into food and drinks here. Ditto salt.

    Diabetes according to a local Doctor (did my last annual medical)l is now off all charts here; might be the norm in a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Don't add excess oil in the first place would be a better solution?
    Please take your commonsense and leave.

    There's no place for that here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Problem with Thai diets ain't the oil, it's the amount of processed white sugar that gets chucked into food and drinks here. Ditto salt.

    Diabetes according to a local Doctor (did my last annual medical)l is now off all charts here; might be the norm in a few years.
    Sugar is the biggest killer.

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    Silly idea.
    "Up to" 7ml is bugger all, particularly since oil floats on water, the sauces and juices are what's going to sink away, leaving the oil on top.

    These plates will be a flop.

    Besides, as has been mentioned, the obesity problem is from all the sugar.
    Everything has sugar added: curries, soups, noodle dishes, everything.

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    Meanwhile, in New York.....

    Didn't have enough Pizza? Now you can also eat the box!


    Bite the box.

    There's a lot of pizza in the New York area, so it can be hard to stand out from the pie-providing crowd. But Vinnie's Pizzeria in Brooklyn has managed to do just that by creating a cutting-edge new pizza delivery box.

    The box is a pizza. Inside the box is a pizza. It may be the greatest green-packaging innovation.....

    Pizza box made entirely from pizza: Super-special delivery - CNET

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    Thailand is a HUGE pesticide consumer. Got any plates for that?

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    7ml per meal, 3 times a day = 21ml a day.
    21 x 365 = 7.665 litres a year
    7.665 litres of vegetable oil weighs approx 7.051kg
    7.051kg of vegetable oil contains about 62,330 calories.
    62,330 calories; the same as about 6.9kg of fat.

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    Water from the food will fill up the holes or part there of. 6.9kgs is way optimistic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allotafargina View Post
    6.9kgs is way optimistic
    Yes, it's based on 7ml of oil per meal, using that plate, three times a day, every day for a year. But even half that would be worth losing, IMO.

    Cutting out fried food, or reducing how many times one eats them, would be a better option.

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