Dr. Baranda, Ana

Author

Bio

Ana is a scientist who, in addition to her work, also likes traveling, reading, dancing or painting. Her curiosity for food makes that every time she visits a different country it is essential to include a visit to a market as well as a taste of its gastronomy.

Experience

Ana has a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry by the University of the Basque Country. Since 2005 she works as a researcher at the Food Research Unit AZTI, in the area of New Food, with the aim of assessing the nutritional impact of new technologies for conservation and stabilization of vitamins and other quality parameters. Her current training is the result of the work carried out in different research centers in addition to AZTI: Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research (IMIM, Barcelona, ​​Spain), Institut für Rechtsmedizin (Freiburg, Germany) and Plant and Food Research (Hamilton, New Zealand).

Articles by Ana

The healthy eating plate Ana The healthy eating plate

Discover what experts recomend eating with this simple method

How to have a healthier Christmas Ana How to have a healthier Christmas

Discover 13 tips to have a healthier Christmas, enjoying this festive season. 

What food combinations increase nutrient absorption? [with examples] Ana What food combinations increase nutrient absorption? [with examples]

Learn what food combinations increase or decrease the absorption of nutrients. 

7 autumn fruits and vegetables Ana 7 autumn fruits and vegetables

Discover 7 autumn fruit and veggies and learn their nutritional benefits

Meat, fish, and their benefits Ana Meat, fish, and their benefits

Discover why it is important to eat meat and fish, with tips and recommendations

Smoothies for kids: 3 healthy recipes Ana Smoothies for kids: 3 healthy recipes

Find out how to introduce fruit and vegetables through three delicious smoothies

Why should we eat healthy? Ana Why should we eat healthy?

Discover why is healthy eating important

Legumes and their benefits Ana Legumes and their benefits

Discover why it is important to eat legumes regularly, with tips and recommendations

Nuts and seeds benefits Ana Nuts and seeds benefits

Discover why it is important to eat nuts and seeds, with tips and recommendations

Nutrition during pregnancy: requirements, tips and recipes Ana Nutrition during pregnancy: requirements, tips and recipes

Find out how to adapt to the nutritional requirements associated with pregnancy

Eggs, dairy and their benefits Ana Eggs, dairy and their benefits

Discover why it is important to eat eggs and dairy regularly, with tips and recommendations

Seasonal food: why is it important? Ana Seasonal food: why is it important?

Discover 4 reasons to buy and eat seasonal food

How to store food: 4 must-know guidelines Ana How to store food: 4 must-know guidelines

Store food properly following these 4 basic guidelines

Fruit, vegetables, and their benefits Ana Fruit, vegetables, and their benefits

Discover the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables every day

Starchy food benefits Ana Starchy food benefits

Why should starchy food be included in our diet? What are the benefits of eating starchy food?

Food pyramid and dietary guidelines Ana Food pyramid and dietary guidelines

Experts recommendations on daily intakes for each food group

Broccoli: benefits and tips Ana Broccoli: benefits and tips

What is broccoli good for? Discover the benefits of this floral vegetable

Spinach: benefits and tips Ana Spinach: benefits and tips

What is spinach good for? Discover the benefits of this superfood

Carrot: benefits and tips Ana Carrot: benefits and tips

What are carrots good for? Discover the benefits of this colorful root vegetable

Tomatoes: benefits and tips Ana Tomatoes: benefits and tips

What are tomatoes good for? Discover all the benefits of eating this fruit

Avocado: Benefits and tips Ana Avocado: Benefits and tips

What are avocados good for? Discover all the benefits of this superfruit

Cooking techniques to maximize nutritional value: tips and tricks Ana Cooking techniques to maximize nutritional value: tips and tricks

What are the best ways to prepare food? Discover the benefits of different cooking techniques

How to store food in the fridge Ana How to store food in the fridge

Tips, tricks, and general recommendations about food storage

13 Healthy snacks to make at home Ana 13 Healthy snacks to make at home

Explore new healthy snack recipes to eat between hours

6 Health habits to promote during childhood Ana 6 Health habits to promote during childhood

Discover which are the most important habits to teach children during childhood

Changes for a healthy lifestyle Ana Changes for a healthy lifestyle

Habits to reduce and habits to promote for a healthy lifestyle

Protein: functions and benefits Ana Protein: functions and benefits

What do proteins do? Why is eating proteins important? Learn how to include proteins in your diet

Bioactive compounds: definition and benefits Ana Bioactive compounds: definition and benefits

What are bioactive compounds? Where can we find them? [with table of foods]

Minerals: importance in the diet and types Ana Minerals: importance in the diet and types

What are minerals? Why are minerals important? Discover the benefits of a diet rich in minerals

Vitamins: types and functions Ana Vitamins: types and functions

Why are vitamins important? Types of vitamins and their functions [with table]

Good and Bad fats: a guide through fats Ana Good and Bad fats: a guide through fats

Why are fats useful? What are the different fat types? Learn all you need to know about fats and their benefits

Carbohydrates: Why do we need them? Ana Carbohydrates: Why do we need them?

Why does our body need carbohydrates? How many types of carbohydrates exist? Learn all you need to know about the carbohydrates and their benefits