La Dieta Mediterránea: ¿nuestro patrimonio salud en peligro?

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Desde hace siglos -y ya desde los tiempos Romanos- se ha documentado que la población española ha seguido, en su gran mayoría, la denominada dieta Mediterránea. Pero más que una dieta, se trata de un paterno de estilo de vida saludable que nutricionistas del mundo entero recomiendan. En efecto, la dieta Mediterránea incluye alimentos sanos, altamente benéficos para la salud y con escaso contenido en grasas y toxinas. De hecho, en 2010 la Dieta Mediterránea fue reconocida como patrimonio inmaterial de la humanidad por la UNESCO por lo que, definitivamente, podemos afirmar que nuestra dieta es mucho más que una combinación de alimentos sanos, es un estilo de vida y un paterno cultural. Los beneficios en la salud y en la longevidad de vida ya no son ningún secreto para nutricionistas y dietistas que no dudan en recomendar la dieta Mediterránea a sus pacientes como único estilo de vida para More here

The best tapas bar in Madrid according to locals

best tapas bars Madrid

Madrid is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best cities in Spain to go for tapas. Madrid is not only the capital but also one of the most vibrant and friendly cities in Spain where people love to get together around a cold beer, some typical tapas and lots of good vibes… welcome to Madrid! It would be totally inaccurate to come up with a short list of the best tapas bars in Madrid but, hey, I got you reading this post! In Madrid you will find a surprising tapas bar in every corner, from a sophisticated gastrobar to a modest bar serving the best tortilla for over a century! Also, going for tapas or living the “arte del tapeo” is a philosophy of life in Spain, a national sport by itself so in Madrid, like anywhere else, people are very critical when it comes to tapas… More here

Miravet: one of the most charming Catalan villages


Miravet is one of the most charming villages in Catalonia and probably in the whole of Spain. Miravet is located in the Southern province of Tarragona at around 1h30 from Barcelona by car and only at 45 minutes from Reus international airport. Even though Miravet is a tiny picturesque village on a rural area, you can easily add this visit to your holiday schedule. If you are staying in central Barcelona, for example, the tourism office offers many scheduled day tours to Miravet, however I highly recommend that you go to Miravet by car purely to discover the magnificent Ebro valley and the breath-taking landscapes. What makes Miravet one of the most important touristy attractions in Catalonia is, without a doubt, its Templar castle. The medieval castle of Miravet is one of the best conserved fortress in Europe and the largest defensive castle in Catalonia as well as the best More here

Mi tienda online de productos españoles

A Spanish Perspective

Ya somos más de 200.000 españoles residiendo en Londres y aunque es cierto que la capital inglesa nos está dando mejores oportunidades laborales y, en ciertos casos, culturales y demás… no podemos negar que echamos mucho en falta nuestra querida tierra. A parte de las típicas quejas sobre el tiempo y la lluvia, también nos quejamos sin cesar de la comida inglesa. Sin ni siquiera referirse a los pubs ingleses o a los restaurantes internacionales, los españoles echamos en falta los productos ibéricos, su sabor, su calidad, su autenticidad. Aunque sería injusto afirmar que en Londres no podemos comprar productos variados y hasta “españoles” ya que en todos los supermercados encontramos aceite de oliva, chorizo y especias para paella (y galletas, y atún, y ali-oli de bote, etc). Pero hay producto y producto y los amantes de la buena cocina (los gourmet que llamo yo), o simplemente, los que nos More here

Las Cuevas de Sandó: a 16th Century cave by Gran Via

Cuevas de Sando

Las Cuevas de Sandó is one of the most surprising cocktail bars in central Madrid. I have tried to keep this amazing venue to myself but I just think it wouldn’t be fair not to share this amazing underground bar with you all. I love las Cuevas de Sandó for many reasons, one of them is that this bar is strategically located right by Gran Via, on the plaza de Santo Domingo. This is indeed the perfect location if you are looking for a relaxing and rather different lounge bar after your exhausting shopping afternoon or before a big night out in central Madrid. Well, a part from its ambiance, decor and drinks menu I love this venue because of its past. For instance, the Cuevas de Sandó date back from the 16th Century and this cave was a sort of hide belonging to the Spanish Inquisition. Nowadays, it remains one of More here

Top 10 rooftop terraces in Madrid

rooftops in Madrid

Spain is certainly one of the sunniest countries in Europe. We all love the idea of going to Spain to relax on a terrace while enjoying a beautiful glass of local wine and making the most of the festive ambiance. So if you are planning to visit the Spanish capital this spring/summer -or if you are already living there- I would highly recommend that you note some of the coolest rooftop terraces in Madrid. Madrid, like Barcelona and London, has plenty of rooftop terraces to chose from. Madrid, has become indeed one of the most cosmopolitan and modern capitals in Europe with amazing venues, top-notch restaurants, cutting-edge art galleries, endless shopping options, modern hotels and, of course, super cool rooftop terraces where you can enjoy the best of Madrid from a very different perspective! If you read my blog or if you follow my instagram, you would already know that one of my hobbies when More here