Dr. Baranda, Ana
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.
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
Discover 13 tips to have a healthier Christmas, enjoying this festive season.
Learn what food combinations increase or decrease the absorption of nutrients.
Discover 7 autumn fruit and veggies and learn their nutritional benefits
Discover why it is important to eat meat and fish, with tips and recommendations
Find out how to introduce fruit and vegetables through three delicious smoothies
Discover why it is important to eat legumes regularly, with tips and recommendations
Discover why it is important to eat nuts and seeds, with tips and recommendations
Find out how to adapt to the nutritional requirements associated with pregnancy
Discover why it is important to eat eggs and dairy regularly, with tips and recommendations
Store food properly following these 4 basic guidelines
Discover the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables every day
Why should starchy food be included in our diet? What are the benefits of eating starchy food?
Experts recommendations on daily intakes for each food group
What is broccoli good for? Discover the benefits of this floral vegetable
What are carrots good for? Discover the benefits of this colorful root vegetable
What are tomatoes good for? Discover all the benefits of eating this fruit
What are avocados good for? Discover all the benefits of this superfruit
What are the best ways to prepare food? Discover the benefits of different cooking techniques
Discover which are the most important habits to teach children during childhood
What do proteins do? Why is eating proteins important? Learn how to include proteins in your diet
What are bioactive compounds? Where can we find them? [with table of foods]
What are minerals? Why are minerals important? Discover the benefits of a diet rich in minerals
Why are vitamins important? Types of vitamins and their functions [with table]
Why are fats useful? What are the different fat types? Learn all you need to know about fats and their benefits