Thursday, 31 March 2016

caffeine, salt and sugar compared to Mediterranean diet

  healthyfood & herbs for wellbeing

In today's news, a scientific study of an exceptionally long-lived area in Italy (Silanus) highlights healthy alternatives to salt herbs and spices beat salt , and sugar and caffeine continue to get a bad press. (Silanus is located on the sloping fringes of the Gennargentu Mountains in central Sardinia).

I recall a pal describing Barley Cup as being as tasty as cardboard! I've never drunk (or eaten) cardboard, but I know what he means.

However I've recently discovered what an enjoyable drink Barley Cup is with one teaspoon of honey in it.

 Honey has a much lower glycaemic index than sugar, in fact it is lower than refined carbohydrates such as white bread.

Seasoning one's meal with herbs and spices (Rosemary had a particular mention in today's article) and drinking non-caffeine beverages with honey makes sense to me.

 Water is still the healthiest drink, but I fancy something more tasty, and suppose I'm not alone.


diet, herbs, Mediterranean diet, salt, sugar, wellbeing


  1. #healthyfood #awareness isn't just about food, but the additives we use. #sugar #salt ...

  2. #HealthyFood awareness - If you must use sugar - it's vital to choose the best.

    Surprisingly, unrefined cane sugar and honey have very little to offer in vitamins and minerals, but malt extract is a very different story, and has amino acids galore, too.

    Post to follow - it will take a while, needing different sources for the data ...

    healthy food


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