Med Diet: quenching a thirst

Med Diet: quenching a thirst

  As June melted into July, our micro-climate here on the south coast of Spain protected us from the extremes of the European heatwave. However, temperatures are still high, and while we have a coastal breeze to help keep us cool, the mid-day sun is something to...
Med Diet: theory versus reality

Med Diet: theory versus reality

Sunset in southern Spain, June 26, 2019 This week the temperature has soared (though fortunately, here on the coast, not to the levels of the interior) so it’s now hotter outside than inside when I’m enjoying my evening glass of wine. The river by my home has dried...
The Med Diet experience

The Med Diet experience

 I used to have a streetlight outside my bedroom window; now I have a palm tree.After ten years reading and reporting on research into food, one thing stood out: nothing beats the Mediterranean Diet. Yet while so much has been written about it, and many of us do our...
What don’t you eat?

What don’t you eat?

The last few months have seen many more studies and media reports on the increasing evidence of the health problems associated with diets too dominated by processed and highly processed food. Indeed, it has now been stated that in many countries poor diet now causes...
Grapes – nature’s ready-made sweet snack.

Grapes – nature’s ready-made sweet snack.

     Grapes – nature’s ready-made sweet snack.Throughout history grapes have been used mostly to make wine, but they are also a perfect ready-made portable healthy snack; sweet to taste and high in water content and nutrients. Nutritionally they are...

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