November 10, 2017
Autumn Snack- Chestnut
Autumn is a good time to have some chestnuts. A bag of warm sugar chestnuts smells great and is delicious, who wouldn’t want some? But some say kids shouldn’t have too much of it, is it true from Chinese medicine perspective? Chestnut is warm in nature, and can nourish the spleen and strengthen the stomach, and also promote blood circulation, replenish the kidneys and strengthen muscles. They help to relieve asthenic spleen and stomach related abdominal discomfort and asthenic kidney related lower back soreness and weakness in the knees. It’s not that kids cannot have any, but they should have it in moderation. Eating too many chestnuts can lead to abdominal bloating, so it’s not suitable for those prone to full stagnation or abdominal gassiness. Here’s a dessert that’s simple and suitable for the fall, try making it for the whole family!
Chestnut sweet soup with lily bulbs
Ingredients: 80g chestnuts, 20g lotus seeds, 20g lily bulbs, 3-4 pitless Chinese dates, rock sugar to taste
Preparation: rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Remove shell from chestnuts and soak in hot water to remove skin. Combine ingredients with 1500ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling, and then simmer on low heat for another 30-40 minutes. Add in rock sugar to taste.
Effects: replenish the kidneys and calm the mind. Relieve symptoms of heart palpitation, lower back soreness, and poor sleep quality