How To Manage Stress, Metabolism & Nutrients

How To Manage Stress, Metabolism & Nutrients

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Welcome to the 18 Chestnuts community, where we're more than just a food brand; we're a beacon of health and balance in your busy life. Today, I want to share how our uniquely crafted soups can help manage daily stresses, stabilize your metabolism, and ensure you’re getting the essential nutrients your body craves.

Stress Management Through Nutrition

Stress is an inevitable part of life, but how we manage it can significantly affect our health and well-being. The stress hormone cortisol can wreak havoc on your body if not controlled, affecting everything from your mood to your metabolic health. That's where 18 Chestnuts comes in. Our soups are designed to offer convenience and comfort, providing a stress-free mealtime option that's both nourishing and satisfying. Imagine being able to serve a wholesome, tasty meal that requires minimal effort but delivers maximum comfort – that's what we strive to provide for you and your family. Our soups help ease the burden of meal prep, allowing you more time to unwind and less time stressing over what to eat.

Fueling Your Metabolism

A healthy metabolism is crucial for energy regulation and overall health. Factors like appetite control, energy utilization, and how your body responds to sugar impacts can all influence how you feel throughout the day. Our soups are crafted to support these metabolic processes effectively. Made from fresh, natural ingredients with no added sugars and low sodium content, they help maintain stable glucose levels and provide steady energy. Each variety is thoughtfully designed to not only be delicious but also to enhance your metabolic health, keeping you energized and in control all day long.

Nutrient-Dense Ingredients for Optimal Health

At 18 Chestnuts, every ingredient is chosen for its health benefits. Our soups are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, ensuring that your body gets what it needs to function at its best. Nutrient stability is key to preventing deficiencies that can throw your body off balance. For example, our Beet & Apple soup is loaded with beetroots—a superfood known for its high fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C content. These nutrients are essential for improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance. By integrating hundreds of pounds of freshly prepared beets into each batch, we ensure that every spoonful supports not just your taste buds but your body's health needs. As a bonus, I am also including a quick and easy Beet & Apple risotto recipe. 

Beet & Apple Risotto Recipe

  • 1 large sized beetroot
  • 2½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, more to taste
  • 1 small shallot finely diced
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 2 cup 18 Chestnuts Beet & Apple Soup
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Heat up the oven to 390° F
  2. Coat beetroot with olive oil. Bake for about 25 minutes until tender. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely (very important). Peal and cube it into tiny cubes.
  3. Heat up 2 tbsp of olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan or pot, one that you have a fitted lid for.
  4. Add in chopped shallots and sauté on a low heat until translucent (about 5 minutes), stirring from time to time.
  5. While the shallots are sauteing, mix in rice and allow it to coat for a few seconds, stirring frequently.
  6. Next add in 1 cups of beet & apple soup, salt. Allow the liquid to cook off completely before adding more.
  7. Keep on adding the beet & apple soup, in small amounts, until fully absorbed by the rice before adding the next portion. Make sure to stir the rice often to activate the starch, which makes for a creamy risotto. 
  8. Once all of the beet & apple soup has been used, continue to add water to the rice until the rice is almost al dente – i.e. has a small amount of bite to it when tasted. It will take about 15-20 minutes from the moment you first started adding liquid to the pan.
  9. Add cubed beets to the cooked risotto.
  10. Taste a grain of rice to make sure it is almost ready. If it is, switch the heat off, cover the pan /pot and allow the risotto to rest for 5 minutes.
  11. Top with balsamic vinegar.

In launching 18 Chestnuts, my goal was to create something more than just food. I wanted to offer a pathway to a balanced, healthier lifestyle through meticulously prepared, nutrient-packed soups. Our products are a testament to our dedication to quality, health, and customer well-being. They aren’t just meals; they’re a vital part of a holistic approach to health.

Thank you for choosing 18 Chestnuts. Together, we’re not just eating—we’re thriving. Here’s to delicious, health-giving meals that nourish not only our bodies but also our spirits, one bowl at a time.

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