Chestnut season

Published : 11/13/2018

Chestnut season

Maybe the only tree that fruits in autumn is the chestnut tree. Chestnuts are much more known for their decorative look rather than for their health boosting properties. Though they are not only an alkaline food, but also gluten-free and very variable in their use.

Chestnuts contain a wealth of nutritious ingredients, unite complex carbohydrates with high-quality protein, ample amounts of fibre as well as several important vitamins and minerals. Complex carbohydrates, in contrast to isolated carbs (e.g. from white flour, sugar etc.) not only cause a high point of saturation (i.e. making you feel full very quickly), but also lead to a SLOW increase of your blood-sugar-level, making it more stable and saving us from sudden “hunger attacks”. The consumption of chestnuts has furthermore been associated with a reduction in blood pressure and is thought to have a regulating effect on your heartbeat. The underlying reason is believed to be the high concentration of potassium found in chestnuts. Potassium has an alkaline effect and thus neutralizes excess amounts of sodium in our body. Sodium accumulates because of today’s diets being rich in salt and has been made responsible for heightened blood pressure. Moreover, chestnuts contain a high share of B-Vitamins, which are essential to our nervous system and help maintain our energy balance. They also provide vitamin C, making them ideal “immune-boosters” and paired with vitamin E they gain potent antioxidant powers, inhibiting our body from dangerous oxidative stress.

As temperatures are dropping around us, our longing grows for heart-warming breakfast options. Our Eat porridge with 100% chestnut flakes is an ideal choice to fill your tummy and mind with warmth and strength.

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