Thursday, 31 March 2016

caffeine, salt and sugar

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

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