How to stop the rot

IT’S summer all year round in Tenerife, and fruit salads and fresh berries are plentiful. You can find strawberries in your local grocery and farmers’ market, but, no matter how fresh you get them, berries always seem to go bad after a few days at home. It doesn’t seem to matter how quickly you eat […]

Mr Chen – food fused together, perfectly!

By Paul Waller JUST opposite and down a touch from the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos, just down from the main bus station near the Hotel Sol Princess, is this very popular restaurant, Mr Chen, which has built up its superb reputation on its own merits and hard work. The great idea is that […]

The thirst-quenching watermelon

THE watermelon is a large, sweet fruit, originally from southern Africa. It’s related to the cantaloupe, zucchini, pumpkin and cucumber. It is packed with water and nutrients, contains very few calories, and is exceptionally refreshing. This juicy melon has several health benefits, including lower blood pressure, improved insulin sensitivity, and reduced muscle soreness. While watermelons […]

The top-ten habits that can harm your kidneys

YOUR kidneys are two of the most important organs in your body, They filter your blood, produce hormones, eliminate toxins, absorb minerals, produce urine, neutralise acids – and more. They play vital roles in several of your body’s major functions, and, if they’re not properly taken care of, they can develop some serious health concerns, […]

Get the taste of 18-carrot gold!

LIKE a lot of foods, you either love them or you hate them, but eating carrots offer severals health benefits. Improves vision There’s some truth in the old wives’ tale that carrots are good for your eyes. They are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed, […]

The eggplant is such a versatile vegetable!

THE eggplant, also known as aubergine, garden egg, guinea squash, melongene and brinjal, usually has an egg-like shape and a vibrant, purple colour. It is rich in fibre and low in calories, and provides a range of nutrients. It also features in the Mediterranean diet! Although the dark-purple version of eggplants is best known, the […]

Daily glass of red wine not good for the heart,  insist Spanish doctors

FAMILY doctors in Spain have debunked the popular myth about how a glass of red wine a day is good for the heart. In fact, they stress that there is no minimum, safe-alcohol level, and that any volume of alcohol at all increases the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. The National Cancer Research and […]

Beware choriza, or become depressed!

PEOPLE who eat ultra-processed foods regularly, such as Spanish chorizo, are more likely to be depressed. That’s the verdict of a study by experts, involving 14,000 volunteers, which has determined that consumers of “low nutritional-quality” products, are 33% more at risk of the disease. The work was published by Spain’s University of Navarra, in the […]

Food with a view!

IT’S not very often that my partner and I venture to the beach to have dinner. We normally reserve that treat for weekend lunch, with a lazy stroll attached. But, recently, we headed to Fañabe beach front, to a recently-opened restaurant, and we weren’t disappointed. The restaurant’s location is great. It’s right on the sea […]

Dieters are steaming in, for magic beans!

EDAMAME, already a staple ingredient in vegetarian and vegan ready meals, as well as restaurant menus, in many western countries, has only just found its way to the vegetable racks of Spain’s supermarkets. But after advertising it as “a tasty snack that helps you lose weight without trying”, stores across the country have run out, […]

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