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Chestnuts and their Health Benefits

May 25, 2017

 

 

 

 

Chestnuts are a sweet, soft nut, encased in a hard shell. The nut is generally cooked before being consumed and can be eaten in either a sweet or savoury dish. Chestnuts, like most nuts are also beneficial to your health when eaten in moderation. Keep reading to find out why chestnuts are so good for you.

 

  • Chestnuts are relatively low in fat and calorie content compared to other nuts. They carry what we call “good fats” that help keep your heart healthy

  • They are an excellent source of dietary fibre. This is good for healthy digestion and helping with the prevention and management of health conditions such as diabetes.

  • Chestnuts are rich in Vitamin C. That helps in maintaining a strong immune system.

  • Rich in Folic Acid

  • They contain a high content of minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc, helping to

  • keep your bones healthy.

  • Lastly chestnuts are high in potassium that helps keep your blood pressure low.

 

These small nuts do pack a punch when it comes to health benefits. What are your favourite nuts to consume and why? Let us know on our social media pages.

 

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