EXPERTS are warning tourists hoping to enjoy traditional Spanish food this summer they may have to watch their waistlines.
Indulging excessively in tapas and Spanish draught beer (canas) can be harmful to health as they are often lacking nutrition, have a high calorie content and place a heavy burden on digestion.
Just one traditional cana of less than half a pint of beer can contain up to 80 calories.
And UK holidaymakers may not have much luck weight-wise elsewhere in Europe either.
According to research carried out by Thomas Cook, a 10-day break in Cyprus or Portugal is also likely to leave you piling on the pounds.
A holiday in Ireland or Germany, on the other hand, will probably leave you trimmer.
To combat potential holiday weight, health experts recommend that holidaymakers move more, drink more water and eat more protein-rich foods such as seafood.
According to nutritionist Ruben Bravo ‘in the summer we eat less, but unhealthily’.