Chestnuts, rich in vitamins and minerals: Caesar burns chestnut forests in the areas he conquered to leave the inhabitants without food

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One hundred grams of roasted chestnut has about 245 calories, so we call the fruit a food with high energy value. Interestingly, the caloric value doubles with its heat treatment, and the amount of protein and carbohydrates in the fruit increases.

There are two types of chestnuts - tame chestnut (Castanea sativa) and wild chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum). The tame chestnut is the one that is eaten and which cheers our gums, while the wild chestnut is mostly used for medicinal purposes.

The fruits of the tame chestnut purify the blood and strengthen the immunity, they are difficult to digest, but they also give a lot of energy because they contain a lot of carbohydrates, proteins, sugars, fats and cellulose. The ancient peoples used it to strengthen the body, while in the Middle Ages the fruits of the tame chestnut were considered an important food in the diet. It is also known that the Roman emperor Caesar ordered the burning of chestnut forests in the areas he conquered, only to destroy the basic food source of the locals.

"Capsule" rich in vitamins and minerals

One chestnut contains as much as 54 percent water, protein, carbohydrates, and its main ingredient is starch (40 percent). It is a "capsule" rich in calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, iron, and most B vitamins. To meet the needs of vitamins and minerals, it is recommended to consume 85 grams of chestnuts daily. Atypical of chestnut is that it is rich in vitamin B9, which is otherwise found in vegetables, which is responsible for the formation of red blood cells and DNA synthesis.

Its only drawback is its high energy value, but it is therefore great for children, athletes, the elderly and all exposed to more physical exertion. It differs from other nuts by its low fat level, and is the only one among them that contains vitamin C.

Chestnut is recommended for people who want to strengthen muscles, in anemia (anemia), physical and intellectual exhaustion, as well as for energy support during growth.

This specific fruit is good for treating respiratory problems, such as coughing. Chestnut tea is a real boon to alleviate the symptoms of asthma and bronchitis. Chestnut honey, on the other hand, is extremely nutritious and healing. It cures gastritis and digestive problems, protects the liver and contributes to better blood circulation.

Natural remedy for rheumatism and gout

This autumn fruit is a source of fiber, which helps lower blood cholesterol levels. Chestnuts contain phosphorus and magnesium, as well as potassium, which helps balance sodium levels, heart rate and blood pressure. Chestnuts should be eaten by people suffering from chronic rheumatic diseases and gout, and it is also recommended to prevent premature aging. As it contains little sodium, its composition is ideal for the diet of people with kidney and heart disease. It is especially recommended for people with varicose and inflamed veins or with hemorrhoids.

From the fruits is known t. n. tincture for varicose veins, used for circulatory problems, pain in the bones, joints and back. The flowers are also used to make tinctures to treat rheumatic diseases, gout, arthritis and neuralgia.

TIP: When consuming it, it should be your only meal, ie avoid combinations with other foods to make it easier to digest.

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