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A Healthy Culinary Adventure Awaits at Excellent Banff Restaurants

Posted by Hugh Tafel on March 25, 2014

There will be times when you will want to taste something different from the food that you usually make at home. If you're feeling adventurous and health-conscious, then you should consider going to amazing Banff restaurants, especially those that serve dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. As a Newstalk article published on February 26, 2014 details, it is good for people to try out this type of food:

"Not only is it tasty, but it is also healthy and good for your body.

On top of these positive benefits, following this type of diet can reduce the risk of depression.

Studies conducted in both Spain and America found those who followed this way of eating were noticeably more uplifted and that women in the US became more aggravated after eating red meat and fast food.

It is thought Mediterranean food lowers levels of inflammation, which as a result reduces the emission of a compound in the brain called the neurotrophic factor. Levels of this factor are linked to depression, therefore it's clear to see why participants in the research who stuck to the diet were overall more positive in mood."

Among the cuisines counted as Mediterranean is Spanish, which you can definitely enjoy even in the middle of Alberta, thanks to a good Banff restaurant like El Toro that serves tapas and other Spanish-inspired dishes. Aside from tasting the overall benefits of Mediterranean cuisine described by Newstalk, there are different reasons why you should try out Spanish food at your next dinner date.

A Healthy Culinary Adventure Awaits at Excellent Banff Restaurants

First of all, it has also been established by previous studies that Mediterranean cuisine helps lessen cholesterol and helps a person with weight issues shed a few pounds. It also helps in fighting diabetes and several types of cancer.

Another good thing about Spanish food is that it is usually served in smaller portions. This could be fantastic for weight-watchers, as well as food-testers trying out the cuisine for the first time.

Tapas, for example, are usually served in very small sizes and meant to complement the wine that is another hallmark of Spanish dining. Eating small meals frequently will help stop your body's excessive need for glucose. Smaller rations are cheaper, too.

If you are looking forward to a new and exciting culinary adventure, then an established Spanish restaurant may suit your taste buds and taste for the novel just fine.

(Source: More Mediterranean health benefits, Newstalk, February 26, 2014)

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