If there is something that we Spaniards like, in terms of food, it is to boast a Mediterranean diet. And it is not surprising, since in recent years the benefits of our Mediterranean diet rich in oils such as extra virgin olive and fruits and vegetables have risen almost to altars.
Category Diets and Nutrition
With the arrival of September and the new course we begin to set new goals, goals and objectives. We are not going to fool ourselves, after the excesses of summer, one of these purposes is usually to start eating better and playing sports. Usually, when we consider following a diet or changing our eating habits, we tend to think only of the physical part of this process: how our body will change, the calories we are going to eat, what food we are going to have to stop eating , etc.
The kitchen is one of those spaces that divides humanity: there are people who greatly enjoy cooking, while other people only do it out of necessity, but they don't quite like it. We are from the group that we are, the reality is that it is an activity through which who else and who least has to happen sometime.
If we did a survey of preferred foods in the world, it is more than likely that the pizza is in the top 10. No wonder because, we're not going to fool ourselves, it's delicious. Whether we buy it made, if we go to an Italian specialist, as if we make it at home with our favorite ingredients, pizza is a delight.
Throughout our lives we have been told that skipping meals was not good for our health and that we had to serve five meals almost religiously. And yet, in recent years the feeding protocol based on intermittent fasting has become very fashionable and more and more people follow it.
Food waste is one of the big problems that Western culture and developed countries present. While in some countries they have serious problems of shortages and malnutrition, in countries like ours, restaurants and thousands of homes, they waste food and throw it away in almost incredible quantities.
Kombucha tea is in fashion and we cannot deny it. As we told you a few months ago, despite the large amounts of sugar it contains, it also offers many benefits, precisely because of the fermentation it has. In this case, the kombucha is fermented by numerous bacteria and yeasts, which makes it a great probiotic.
The care of our food and our health is trending and, although we expect it to be more than a fad, the truth is that in recent years the concern for consuming real foods, which are part of a diet, is increasingly spreading healthy for our body - and not just for our physique - and to take care of us from the inside out.
Personally, I live in Galicia and the temperatures this summer are being quite delicious and perfectly bearable. However, I understand that in the rest of Spain temperatures are being very high and reaching quite difficult levels to endure. It is not surprising, therefore, that many of us are looking for ways to stay hydrated while cooling and helping us to withstand the heat.
Why the keto diet is not working for you: the most common reasons why you don't lose weight with the fad diet
You have heard about wonders of the keto or ketogenic diet, it is the fad diet, everyone does it, there are a thousand articles on the subject and everyone seems to work. Everyone but you who, for some reason, in the best case you are not losing weight and, in the worst, you are even bad.
I don't know if it will happen to you, but in summer the only thing I want to eat are things that are light, fresh and, if possible, drinkable. It is not surprising considering that with the heat any slightly heavy food affects our digestion, slowing it down and causing us more heat. In addition, dehydration is one of the most common pathologies these months, so any food that gives us hydration is always welcome.
With the arrival of summer, what we most want is a very cool salad, that takes away the heat a little, does not fill too much and, in addition, we can take it to the beach in a simple way. However, the traditional salads of lettuce, tomato and onion end up getting tired too soon, so a few weeks ago we offered you a very complete list of salads that we could enjoy.
There is no Chinese restaurant worth its salt without its spring rolls, also known as spring rolls. However, these do not belong only to Chinese cuisine, but Asian food has its different versions of spring rolls and different ways of making them. Thus, we can find Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese Filipino rolls, fried, steamed, in rice paper and a long etc.
Our working hours are increasingly longer, housework takes up every second that we are not working and we have many obligations to fulfill. So much so that it seems that we need more than 24 hours a day to be able to reach everything and that vacations have never just arrived.
Guadalupe Sabio: "the minority presence of women in science is something that is beginning to be corrected now"
We cannot talk about female empowerment in Spanish science without mentioning Guadalupe Sabio. She is one of the most relevant women in our scientific field, specialized in the study of diseases associated with obesity. An example of success with which we have been able to talk about obesity, work conciliation, sugar, feminism and hydrates.
Diets known as low carb have entered our lives strongly and are already installed. The idea behind these diets is to reduce as much as possible the presence of carbohydrates in our diet and strengthen that of proteins and healthy fats. This is what happens, for example, with the well-known keto or ketogenic diet.
Muticulturalism is everywhere and also in our kitchens and food. For some time now, we can eat dishes from different countries without having to leave our own neighborhood. Moreover, we do not even need to leave our kitchens. And it is that the Internet, among other things, has brought us closer to the most typical and traditional recipes of different countries and continents and reveals new ways of eating.
Today I come to confess: although for a long time I assured that Italian food was my favorite type of food, the reality is that after a trip to Mexico it changed my life and I had to change my palate too because from that moment on, the Mexican food took the top spot.
We are in the era of superfoods, perhaps because we are increasingly able to know more accurately and scientifically the real - and scientifically proven - properties of food. Both those that have positive and nutritive properties, and those whose nutritional properties are not adequate.
During the summer salads are the queens of the season. It is not surprising if we take into account that, with the heat, we are less hungry, we feel like fresh things and the lighter a meal improves for us. The problem we usually find is that, after three months of summer, the salad ideas run out and we end up quite tired of lettuce and tomato.
There are many different reasons why each of us might want to start on a vegan diet. From the desire not to eat meat, both for health reasons, and for ethical reasons, through the fact of wanting to feed ourselves in a more sustainable way, to the simple fact of wanting to eat healthier and lose some weight.