Chestnuts are warm, sweet and nourishing – which suits Vata to a ‘T’! When in season in autumn and winter, they are perfect to help build up Vata body types. Chestnuts nourish the kidneys and build Agni. They are one of the few astringent (and therefore more drying) foods that Vata types can enjoy, in moderation.
I love this delicious soup, which looks just like a mushroom soup and fools everyone I’ve ever given it to! I really like the ingredient