Olive or avocado?

THE oils of avocados and olives are promoted for their health benefits. Both contain heart-healthy fats, and have been shown to reduce inflammation and protect against heart disease. Avocado oil Avocado oil is pressed from the fruit of the avocado tree (Persea americana), which contains approximately 60% oil. Although native to Central America, avocados are […]

Little powerhouses of nutrients

KIWIS are small fruits that pack a lot of flavour and plenty of health benefits. Their green flesh is sweet and tangy, and is full of nutrients like Vitamins C, K, and E, and folate and potassium. They also contain a lot of antioxidants, and are a good source of fibre. Their small black seeds […]

Oranges are so appeeling!

Oranges are among the world’s most-popular fruits. Their true origin is a mystery, but their cultivation is thought to have started in eastern Asia, thousands of years ago. Today, they are grown in most warm regions of the world, and consumed either fresh, or as juice. They have multiple health benefits. Oranges are mainly composed […]

Take a leek at this!

LEEKS belong to the same family as garlic, onions, chives and shallots, unlike the other family members, they don’t form a bulb. Not all the vegetable is edible. The dark, green sheaths at the top can be discarded. Leeks originated in the Middle East and the Mediterranean region. In much of Asia and Europe, people […]

Cucumbers are really versatile!

CUCUMBERS are part of the gourd family called Cucurbitaceae. They are usually consumed raw or pickled, and the leaves, stem and seeds are used in Asian cuisines. They also readily used in the cosmetic industry for lotions, soaps, shampoos and fragrances. This green vegetable will not hurt your waistline, because one cup of slices has […]

Stick celery on the shopping list

AT just 10 calories a stalk, celery’s claim to fame may be that it’s long been considered a low-calorie “diet food”. But crispy, crunchy celery actually has a number of health benefits that may surprise you. Here are five reasons you should consider adding celery to your diet. Important source of anti-oxidants Anti-oxidants protect cells, […]

Don’t get in the mood for sugar!

SOME people mistakenly believe that consuming sugary snacks and beverages can give them a sugar rush, or increased energy and alertness. However, a UK study warns that sugar worsens your mood, and makes you feel more tired. Researchers investigated the myth of the “sugar rush”, and whether sugar consumption has a positive effect on mood. […]

Bianco, your modern Italian experience, with over 25 exciting NEW dishes!

LOCATED in the heart of The Golden Mile, Playa de Las Americas, Bianco by Venture Restaurants has long been known for serving delicious Italian dishes and creative cocktails, by their passionate team. This sophisticated and stylish modern Italian has been adored by customers for its electric energy and lively atmosphere, since 2006, and is affectionately […]

Snack on almonds for optimum health

ALMONDS are among the world’s most-popular tree nuts. They are highly nutritious, and rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Health benefits They deliver a massive amount of nutrients, and are the edible seeds of Prunus dulcis, more commonly called the almond tree. They are native to the Middle East, but the US is […]

Fight colds and flu with this easy-to-make soup!

Ginger and garlic soup can boost your immune system, and relieve cold and flu symptoms. These two superfoods are combined, and also help to alleviate the symptoms of sinus infections. Health benefits of garlic Garlic contains allicin, a compound that is known for anti-microbial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties. It also affects the body by […]

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