Food and Flu

Cold hands holding a bowl of soup

Winter is officially in full force and here to stay – at least for the next couple of months! No matter how many vitamin Cs we take or how thick our scarves are, it is very unlikely that we will completely avoid catching at least one flu or cold during the season.

For many of us appetite becomes non-existent when we are ill and even more so when we have a fever. It is of the utmost importance, however, to remember that medical professionals concur that the body actually needs more calories than usual to function properly and fight off sickness during the flu. In order to kick your flu to the curb as fast as possible, stick to a fixed eating schedule (at least 3 meals a day) and keep your calorie intake as regular as possible. There are several foods that we should avoid entirely during the flu as they can Read more

Healthy eating at Christmas

Healthy christmas

Christmas is already here. Of course, it is the time of year that everyone has been waiting for, but it is also the time of year that can be most damaging for our health because we drink too much and eat too much unhealthy food.

Once Christmas is over, all this can have unwelcome consequences and we must be careful especially if we have some type of digestive disorder, but also if we have some other type of condition, such as diabetes or heart problems. Healthy eating is not difficult As we have said before in the pages in this blog, we must realise that healthy food is essential for our health. Generally speaking, healthy eating should be based on using unsaturated fats (olive oil, oily fish) rather than on unhealthy fats. When it comes to cooking, it is best to use the oven and steam food Read more

Take care of your liver, as you only have the one

The adult liver, which is responsible for a large number of chemical processes and metabolic functions, weighs about 1.5 kg. It is, without a doubt, a complex and fascinating organ. Thus, we could say that it is a great filter where most of the toxins and chemicals in our body such as alcohol, pesticides and some drugs are neutralised. 

Even though the liver is able to deal with these substances, if we make it "work" too much, it may be harmful to our health. Therefore, as is customary in this blog, we remind you that prevention is the best therapy for the health of each and every one of our organs. Food that will sit well with your liver On the other side of the scales in the fight against these harmful substances, there are several foods that can help us protect the health of this "natural filter" - some fruits and vegetables such as artichokes, chicory or escarole, for example. Artichoke: Read more