Posts Tagged "Healthy Eating"

Winter Diet for Optimum Health

Posted by admin on Nov 5, 2013 in Blog, Healthy Eating | 0 comments

Winter Diet for Optimum Health

One of the easiest ways to boost your health is with a colourful diet of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Each colour family represents a different set of beneficial plant chemicals so the more of a rainbow you eat, the better. Although you can’t beat fresh produce for nutrient quality, frozen and canned fruit and veg all count towards your five-a-day. Just make sure you avoid fruits in sugary syrups. When fresh food is less readily available a well-stocked store cupboard is key to good health. Four staples: Muesli Packed with zinc-rich oats, nuts and seeds. Low levels of zinc can cause an...

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Best and Worst BBQ Foods

Posted by admin on May 30, 2013 in Blog, Healthy Eating | 0 comments

Best and Worst BBQ Foods

We love our al fresco dining in Mallorca but if you are hosting or going to a barbecue then the food choices can leave a lot to be desired if you are wanting to look after your health? So how do we avoid the fatty and calorie-laden fare and take advantage of healthier options? The nice people at www.health.com have a few great ideas…..perfect timing for BBQ season! Best: Watermelon Fun to eat, and good for you too, a healthy wedge of watermelon has just 86 calories. You also get less than one gram of fat, and a decent amount of vitamin C, beta carotene, and lycopene. What’s more,...

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Fast Food Linked to Depression

Posted by admin on Apr 3, 2012 in Healthy Eating, Mental Health | 0 comments

Fast Food Linked to Depression

We all know fast food isn’t good for our diets or waistline, but now a new study has established it is not good for our mental health either. A recent study by Spanish scientists shows that there is a direct relationship between eating fast food or baked goods, such as doughnuts, cakes and croissants, and the risk of developing depression. The findings reveal that consumers of fast food are 51% more likely to develop depression than those who rarely or never eat junk food. Those who don’t think it’s too bad to eat the occasional burger and fries should take note; according to Almudena...

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Snacks for 150 Calories – Or Less!

Posted by admin on Jan 10, 2012 in Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Snacks for 150 Calories – Or Less!

Hungry? We’ve got 4 waistline-friendly snacks to help you satisfy any craving. Craving a crunchy, salty snack you can eat a lot of? Try popcorn. “Popcorn makes a great guilt-free snack,” says Megan Madden, a registered dietitian in New York City. When shopping for microwave popcorn, look for brands lower in saturated fat and sodium, recommends Madden. Depending on the ingredients, you can typically enjoy two cups of popcorn for under 150 calories Craving a warm and hearty snack? Try oatmeal. Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast—it also makes the perfect in between meal...

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Healthy Carrot and Coriander Soup

Posted by admin on Nov 15, 2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 comments

Healthy Carrot and Coriander Soup

This classic soup makes a delicious healthy lunch for you and the family. It’s cheap and at just 102 calories a bowl, it’s a winner all round! Perfect for a rain day lunch. Ingredients 1tbsp (15ml) vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 450g (1lb) carrots, washed and sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1tsp ground coriander 1.2 ltr (2pts) vegetable stock 3tbsp chopped fresh coriander Squeeze of lemon juice Freshly grated nutmeg to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method 1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onions, carrots and garlic, sauté for 4 mins, until they are beginning...

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Honey (It Beats Hangovers!)

Posted by admin on Nov 8, 2011 in Healthy Eating, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Honey (It Beats Hangovers!)

November is full of festivals in Mallorca, we have Dijous Bo in Inca which starts on 17th and a mushroom festival in Mancor de la Vall on 27th. But inspired by the little known Honey festival in Llubí on 20th we thought we would bring you some fascinating health benefits in eating honey. Not only does honey make your tea taste better, it’s also a natural way to sweeten and enhance the flavor of foods (Michelle Obama keeps a honey beehive in the White House garden!). It also helps take the edge off a Sunday morning hangover, or so we hear, and may even combat cancer. To comb even more...

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Don’t Swallow Everything

Posted by admin on Oct 25, 2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 comments

Don’t Swallow Everything

We’ll help you separate the facts from the fiction. MYTH – It’s OK to skip breakfast Your body probably won’t have had nourishment for 12 hours, so definitely not. Even just a simple breakfast of cereal or toast can provide lots of vitamins and minerals. Miss breakfast, and you might end up snacking on foods that are high in sugar and fat. FACT – Most of our salt intake comes from processed food By far the most salt in our diet comes from processed food and not from the salt that we add at the table. Check the labels on your foods when you are out shopping. MYTH...

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Omega-3 and a Healthy Heart

Posted by admin on Oct 6, 2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 comments

Omega-3 and a Healthy Heart

The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are good for your heart. Find out why the heart-healthy benefits of eating fish usually outweigh any risks. If you’re worried about heart disease, eating one to two servings of fish a week could reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack by a third or more. Doctors have long recognized that the unsaturated fats in fish, called omega-3 fatty acids, appear to reduce the risk of dying of heart disease. For many years, the American Heart Association has recommended that people eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids at least twice a week. But some people are...

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After School Snacks

Posted by admin on Oct 4, 2011 in Healthy Eating, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

After School Snacks

Here at Mediterranean Quality Care Services we are forever researching, revising, tweeting and “liking” great posts, blogs and articles for our followers. We like to bring our readers as much helpful information we can, from the most up to date scientific research to the best practical advice. One of our favorite practical bloggers is brought to you by Lisa Cain, PhD who in her guise as “Snack Girl” offers great healthy eating advice for snacks and treats packed with goodness. Below is a list of some of her other favorite after-school snacks and to stay up to date why not follow her...

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‘Superfoods’

Posted by admin on Sep 15, 2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 comments

‘Superfoods’

Imagine a superfood – not a drug – powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You’d surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket. You don’t need specific foods for specific ailments. A healthy diet incorporating a variety of the following superfoods will help you maintain your weight, fight disease, and live longer.  Top Superfoods...

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