Chestnut milk: benefits and properties

We are in the middle of autumn, and especially during the chestnuts, those delicious nuts that appear with the cold and that are so appetizing consumed alone and raw, in the form of brown glacé or roasted on a rainy day and accompanied by a warm tea, hot chocolate or coffee. Even without mentioning the pleasure of going with the family to the countryside and having a nice time while we search and take them.

The truth is that if we talk about the different benefits of chestnuts, we actually realize their incredible nutritional properties. They are an extremely healthy food without any doubt, especially rich in carbohydrates, proteins and fiber. Therefore, they are interesting in cases of constipation or slimming diets due to their great satiating power. They also provide interesting vitamins and minerals, among which we can mention B vitamins, as well as potassium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. Reason why they also provide anti-inflammatory and vascular virtues.

Regarding vegetable milks, although it is true that beverages of vegetable origin such as soy milk, rice milk or oat milk are more known, did you know that also from the chestnuts Can you get a wonderful vegetable drink ?.

Benefits of chestnut milk

Although in reality his correct name would be drink of chestnuts, or vegetable drink of chestnuts, the truth is that chestnut milk is a very healthy drink, as well as other beverages of natural and vegetable origin as is the case of pistachio, rice, sesame, soy or oats.

As its name suggests, it is obtained from the cooking and pressing of chestnuts, although to make it an easily digestible drink it is essential and essential that the chestnuts are cooked very well. Once we reach this point, the chestnut drink will become a very digestive drink.

But what are the properties of chestnut milk and why does it become such an interesting vegetable drink? We reveal it to you next:

  • Antioxidant action: thanks to its contribution of vitamin C, a virtue or quality not so well known of chestnuts and particularly of chestnut milk, which is usually attributed to orange juice.
  • Immune effect: precisely because of its contribution in vitamin C it is a vegetable drink especially interesting when it comes to strengthening the immune system, being very appropriate at the same time when increasing defenses, a very interesting benefit now that we are in the middle of the Colds and flu
  • Ideal for athletes, children and the elderly: thanks especially to that it becomes an interesting source of energy. For this virtue it is also interesting for all those people who need extra energy, either because they are fatigued physically and mentally.
  • Good in case of hypertensionFor those suffering from high blood pressure, chestnut milk becomes a useful drink, thanks to its contribution of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure.
  • Good for the heart and arteries: thanks to its contribution in unsaturated fatty acids, both monounsaturated (oleic fatty acid) and polyunsaturated (linoleic acid).
  • Very rich in non-soluble fiber: reason why it is interesting when it comes to fighting constipation. In addition, thanks to this quality, it also helps prevent colon cancer.

In short, it is a highly recommended drink from a nutritional and health point of view, although the truth is that it can not easily be found on the shelves of herbalists, markets and supermarkets. For this reason it is useful and instructive to know how to prepare it.

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