Autumn asks chestnuts and there are several benefits associated with it.
With the arrival of Autumn also comes the nuts. Or was not this the fruit par excellence of this station.
And do not go unnoticed, as the streets fill with their irresistible aroma and an absolutely unmistakable, thanks to the typical carts of the street vendors.
But it’s not just the taste that makes them irresistible to most people.
Is that this fruit autumnal in addition to little calorie is highly nutritious and has several health benefits.
WHAT THEY HAVE TO OFFER?
The nuts are more than a fruit of the season. Are a healthy food, very nutritious and with many health benefits.
And no, not only help to support the cold weather characteristic of this time of the year.
In reality, in addition they can be consumed in a variety of ways (in addition to the usual roasted chestnuts, but later on you leave a tip), this fruit can provide the body some essential nutrients.
9 BENEFITS OF THE NUTS
1. FRUIT OLEOGINOSO
The nuts are part of the group of fruit-seeds, being called fruit amiláceo for being very rich in carbohydrates (hydrates of carbon) complex, such as starch, which makes this fruit a good source of energy;
2. SOURCE OF MINERALS
Are good sources of minerals such as potassium, selenium, magnesium or zinc;
3. PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Have calls healthy fats, or unsaturated (such as fatty acids, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), which help reduce the LDL (the said “bad” cholesterol) and increase HDL (also called good cholesterol), preventing the emergence of cardiovascular diseases;
Slow cellular aging;
5. ENERGY SOURCE
Are a good source of energy (100 grams of roasted chestnuts with salt have 211 Kcal, 100 grams of the kernels of nuts have 185 Kcal and 100 grams of boiled chestnuts have 131 kcal);
6. SOURCE OF FIBER
Are rich in fiber which makes them an ally for the proper functioning of the bowel and to prevent constipation;
7. HELP IN WEIGHT LOSS
Assist in weight loss, because they have an effect saciante;
8. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES
Some studies attribute also anti-inflammatory properties and vascular to the nut;
9. PROPERTIES ALKALIZING
They also have substances alkalizing that neutralize excess acids in the blood and facilitate their elimination through the urine, a property extremely useful for those who have excess uric acid, for example.
HOW TO CONSUME: TIP
Refer 9 benefits and properties of nuts, but the list does not stop here. It is certain that you can already see there are many good reasons to include nuts in your diet.
And the best part is that in culinary terms, the chestnut is very versatile food that can be consumed in various ways, either just boiled or roasted, but also as an accompaniment to dishes (mashed potatoes, for example), in soups and stews, in bread, desserts, cakes or biscuits.
Options are not lacking, you just have to use your imagination. The proof is our suggestion.
CAKE OF CHESTNUTS AND CINNAMON
– Ingredients –
- 300g of chestnuts, grated
- 250g of sugar
- 1 c. tea cinnamon
- 2 c. tablespoon honey
- 3 c. tablespoon flour
- 6 eggs
– Mode of preparation –
- Start by mixing the egg yolks with the sugar and beat well;
- Then mix the cinnamon with the honey. Join the flour with the chestnuts, grated and egg whites, beaten until stiff;
- Bake in the oven, pre-heated to 180 degrees for about 70 minutes or until the toothpick out dry.
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