Nutrition according to Hildegard of Bingen – The Spelt

Researchers have found that more than 40% of our health depends on nutrition. Only 10% are genetic and caused by environmental factors. Our diet and lifestyle habits have a direct impact on our health. Food should therefore become our remedy. We present the most important foods of the Hildegard diet.

Spelt is the number one in nutrition according to Hildegard of Bingen. Uncrossed and organically grown spelt from the old original spelt varieties such as Ostro, Oberkulmer red grain, or Steiner Roter Tiroler can completely replace wheat.

“Spelt is the best grain, it has a warming and greasy effect, is high quality and softer than all other cereals.” (Hildegard of Bingen).

Spelt is rich in nutrients

Spelt is gluten-free and is therefore well tolerated by allergy sufferers and patients with celiac disease . The spelt itself has a high proportion of essential protein. These essential amino acids are involved in important metabolic processes throughout the body. It also contains valuable unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins E, many B vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
It does not need pesticides or insecticides to grow. Its husk is so thick that even at the Chernobyl reactor accident in 1986, ten times less radioactive contamination was detected in the spelt than wheat. The husk also protects the spelt from mold infestation. These fungi can infect all types of grain.


The following Spelt diet works well: Start in the morning with Spelt habermus and Spelt coffee. For lunch there is some Spelt pasta, Spelt rice or Spelt semolina soup with vegetables and lettuce with Spelt grains and in the evening you can enjoy Spelt bread or Spelt soup.
Source: The medical science of Hildegard of Bingen, Dr. Wighard Strehlow