THE BEST FOOD IN SPAIN

As we all strive to eat better, cleaner and often or not due to our health we have to watch what we eat. However, the eating & food shopping experience is Spain is completely different to England. 



The SUPER-markets are jam packed with everything you want, need and MORE. You can get lost for hours. From TVs, to baby clothes, to your fresh melon. It is pretty insane. These supermarkets aren't just in the big cities, you can find a range of different stores within walking distance. Which again, it is so nice to stroll to the shops and not think about hopping into a car. Again, good for your mental & physical health. You step away from work, escape the same four-walls and YES it isn't a 'special outing' or anything exciting but you got in some exercise and fresh air. 

BUT..

The markets which run every Thursday & Saturday in the summer season and Saturday in the winter season is where it is at. Opening at 10am, you need to get in there quick as the crowds quickly build up. As people walk down with their trolleys and begin to purchase FRESH food for the week. From MASSIVE, juicy fruits, LARGE, nutritious veggies, SOFT, fresh breads and FRESH, off the bone meat. You can also buy your roast chicken that has been freshly cooked from the market. IMAGINE that! A roast without the faff of cooking it for hours. Especially if you are entertaining. 

You even had the men coming down for fresh flowers to take home and women buying gorgeous flower displays for their dining tables. The hustle and bustle, the sun beaming down as you leisurely stroll through the markets is a pleasant change from the 'supermarket sweep' that normally takes place at home. The quicker we can get everything in the trolley, paid and out the better. It isn't the case here. Mama and I enjoy soaking up the life & immersing ourselves into the Spanish lifestyle. 

SO..

What goodies can you expect & you should load up on?

Fruits:

1. Papayas: Not just juicy and tasty ( especially with some extra added cinnamon ) but what are the health benefits?

- Improves digestions

-Prevents against heart disease

-Helps treat arthritis

-Improves complexion

-Boosts the immune system

-Prevents cancer

-Helps treat hypertension

I always load up on Papayas on my trips to Spain, having one almost every morning for breakfast with cinnamon and berry. YUMMY.

2. Melon: Jam-packed with flavour compared to the watery flavour you get over here in England.  But what are the health benefits?

- Reduces high blood pressure

-Reduces blood glucose levels for people suffering from diabetes.

- Helps lung, heart & eye health

-Reduces the risk of cancers

-Boosts the immune system

Melon and Parma ham is a fave starter choice for many of you and it is on most menus. Take advantage of this and enjoy the juicy, freshness. 

3. Strawberries ( YES I am allergic to strawberries but you can't miss out on these MASSIVE berries on offer on the market. )

-Anti-aging properties

-Reduces blood pressure

-Helps burn stored fat

-Boosts the immune system

-Support pre-natal health

-Reduces inflammation

Veggies: