Spanish diet - is it healthy?

Recommended wholegrain breads, pasta and rice, are not very popular in Spain. Spain's culinary traditions rely on an abundance of locally grown vegetables and fruits as well as meats and poultry. Jamón serrano (a cured ham), and chorizo (a seasoned sausage) are popular. Seafood and fish are popular in coastal areas. Olive oil and garlic are common ingredients. The tradition of tapas, now enjoyed in many U.S. restaurants, originated with the practice of bartenders covering a glass of wine or beer with a small plate of free appetizers. The great variety of tapas enjoyed today are testimony to their popularity.The Spanish tradition of eating tapas is a dream health recipe.


What is common between hungry child and naughty child?

Many studies examined the independent contribution of child hunger on children's physical and mental health and academic functioning. It is well accepted that malnourished children are less responsive, less inquisitive, and participate in less exploratory behaviour than well nourished infants. Specific nutrient deficiencies such as iron deficiency anaemia can also result in a decreased ability to pay attention and poorer problem - solving skills. With vitamin A deficiency, more than 2 million children experience severe eyesight issues and some are permanently blinded. While most feeding problems in infants and young child are temporary, emotional and social development may be impacted during late childhood, adolescence and adulthood. 


Cold or flu?

Are You feeling not well? Stuffy nose, coughing and feel exhausted? Not sure if you have a cold or the flu? Colder weather and crowded travel can lead to the transmittance of sickness. Flu and cold symptoms are similar and may differ only in severity.

The following table shows the differences between symptoms of the common cold and the more severe flu:


What is Cystine?

Cystine - sulfur-containing amino acid that functions as an antioxidant and is a powerful aid to the body in protecting against radiation and pollution.


Oil of Oregano

Oregano grows wild throughout the world, but is native to the Mediterranean area. Oregano is a member of the labiate-mint family, it is closely related to and sometimes confused with Marjoram and Thyme. Oregano essential oil is produced from the oregano plant through the process of steam distillation. There are a variety of species referred to as oregano, but only a few qualify as high grade and are suitable for making oregano essential oil. Wild oregano (Oreganum vulgare) has the most potent medicinal qualities. Oregano essential oil should be made only from high-grade oregano that grows wild in the mountains of the Mediterranean.