Chestnuts and their Health Benefits
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.