Spa & Wellness

Autumn nutrition tips from Gemma Bes

Autumn is mushroom season, a time when the forest floor is full of mushrooms waiting to be discovered. It's a treasure hunt in nature, and the reward is earthy flavors in culinary delights. In addition, mushrooms have amazing medicinal properties and are nutritionally interesting foods. They are rich in B vitamins, vitamin D, enzymes, prebiotics, essential amino acids, natural antibiotics, some minerals such as selenium, copper and zinc, proteins and bioactive compounds, and stand out as great modulators of the immune system. Why not try the wonderful variations of mushrooms in our restaurant Beni Axir in Es Racó d'Artà?

Typical mallorcan mushrooms: "Esclata-sangs" and "Picatornells"

To create and maintain a healthy physiology our food must be nutritious, we must have a powerful and efficient digestion and elimination.

Ideal nutrition is achieved with a varied diet, deliciously prepared and consciously consumed. A balanced diet is essential. A diet that contains seasonal, local and unprocessed foods, with all macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). In addition to staying well nourished we must also be well hydrated.

It is essential to choose good quality foods, as their nutritional and biological values are directly related. From a nutritional point of view, it is useless to eat foods that only fill our stomach and are composed of empty calories.

Finally, we must be aware of the amount of food our body needs and try not to overeat. The practice of intermittent fasting is very beneficial to compensate for food excesses and, above all, to let our digestive system rest.

Apply common sense: listen to your body
Avoid what hurts
Always look for good QUALITY foods
Avoid processed foods
Don't miss essential nutrients
Eat when you're hungry and drink when you're thirsty
Eat in a QUIET ENVIRONMENT and insist on CHEWING well! Digestion starts at the mouth
Drink before and between meals

Gemma Bes, Nutritionist

Gemma has a diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics from CESNID (University of Barcelona), a degree in Nutrition from King’s College London, a post- graduate degree in Sports Nutrition and P.N.E.I. (Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology) from the University of Barcelona, and a diploma in Ayurveda Nutrition, Energy Cooking and Naturopathy.

Nutrition is a rapidly evolving field. Gemma, a dedicated professional, constantly researches and integrates ancient medicinal knowledge like Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Tibetan practices. Her passion for nutrition has led to books like „Help me grow healthy“ and „Live gluten-free.“ Gemma advises elite athletes and sports/health companies globally. She practices at Clínica Juaneda in Palma and is the nutritionist for Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. For a personal nutritional consultation, Gemma is available at Es Racó by appointment.

Book a nutrition consultation with Gemma:
Whatsapp: +34 630 352 921