Other than being scrumptious, chestnuts are also nuggets of vitamins and minerals - making them deliciously nutritious.
Here are 5 reasons why you should be implementing chestnuts into your diet.
1. Digestive health
Possessing one of the highest content levels of dietary fibre in the nut family, chestnuts greatly assist the digestive tract. This fibre helps regulate bowel movements, prevents inflammation and helps to maximise the full absorption potential of nutrients.
Containing high levels of carbohydrates, chestnuts are a powerhouse for cell growth and repair. This means that they are fantastic for short and long term energy generation and make great on-the-go snacks.
3. Healthy mind
These morsels are full of fat soluble vitamin B - i.e. folate, riboflavin, thiamine and so, serve a strong role in promoting healthy brain function and cognition. The potassium found in the chestnuts can increase blood flow to the brain which endorses a healthy nervous system. This can lead to an increase in concentration, retention and memory.
4. Fight free radicals
The antioxidants found in chestnuts have been linked to the decrease and prevention of chronic illnesses and heart disease. Additionally, trace minerals like manganese helps your body to battle free radicals. A stronger defence system = a better chance of combating illness.
5. Strong bones
Copper and magnesium are essential for strong bone health. Chestnuts contain healthy levels of copper and magnesium which help support bone growth and development. They help to increase bone mineral density and prevent the onset of disorders such as osteoporosis.
Check out our simple and convenient new Microwavable Chestnuts available in select Coles across Victoria.