nabo news on current nutritional trends: jerusalem artichokes & co.? we know about the power of the tubers at naturheilzentrum bottrop
tubers: rich in vitamins and genuine sources of energy – they’re in season right now, in the fall
what makes roots and beets so healthy? they are really filling, great sources of energy – and, best of all, they’re also tasty. root vegetables and beets can be added to our diet for some delicious dishes during the fall and winter months. they are in season now and are back in the shops. not only can they be found in well-stocked organic-food stores. no, they can also be obtained from the weekly market, while parsnips and rutabaga have regained their place on the supermarket shelves. they can even be found in the vegetable garden owned by staff members ouardia iftene and monika haase from naturheilzentrum bottrop.
the vitamin-rich root vegetables are not an exotic innovation. they already have many years behind them. our parents and grandparents will confirm that. but they disappeared from our kitchen for a long time. "incomprehensible", opined the two bottrop-based naturopaths farid zitoun and christian rüger. because tubers and beets have a lot to offer.
did you know already? the jerusalem artichoke is also called the diabetic tuber
the triumph of new/old vegetables - the ancient romans already enjoyed parsnips – but not only in terms of what goes through the stomach. dishes with root vegetables & co. are not only delicious, but also really healthy. their effectshave now been confirmed by scientific studies. "the university of leipzig has examined jerusalem artichokes," says farid zitoun, referring to a study from the year 2005.
this mainly focuses on the positive effect of the tuber - which originally came from north and central america - on our intestinal flora. according to scientists, fiber and inulin can significantly reduce the risk of getting colorectal cancer.
jerusalem artichokes also provide a real alternative for diabetics. "this tuber is often called the diabetic tuber", reveals christian rüger. this is because of its high carbohydrate content. "it has little or no effect on the blood sugar level." the reason for this is due, among other things, to inulin - soluble fiber. "it binds to a lot of water, and thereby swells up in the gastrointestinal tract," explain the alternative-medicine practitioners from the bottrop health institution. this primarily makes you feel full for a long time. "it is important, however, that the inulin doesn’t break down in the small intestine. as a result, it is not available as a source of energy. and this is despite the fact that it consists of many sugar molecules."
jerusalem artichokes - also a topic in the nabo blog magazine
the journalist christa herlinger writes about her Personal experiences with the great tuber in the current naturheilzentrum bottrop lifestyle blog. for her, jerusalem artichokes are far more than a vitamin-rich food with a piquant effect.