Chestnuts have been a valuable source of food in many cultures, especially in China, Korea, Japan and the Mediterranean, and according to certain findings, they have been grown for more than 6,000 years in China and 3,000 years in Europe. In continuation, see what health benefits are offered to you by chestnuts, which you certainly did not know …
- Better digestion
Chestnuts contain a high level of nutrient fibers that can be soluble or insoluble. Soluble agents help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels, while insoluble helps the stool to pass through the system more quickly. The chestnuts have mostly insoluble nutrients. About 85 grams of baked chestnuts contain 4 grams of fiber.
- Strengthened bones
Copper is a mineral that enhances bone strength, helps in the formation of red blood cells and nerve functions, and strengthens the immune system.
- Improve brain function
The fat-soluble vitamin B helps in the production of red blood cells, divides proteins, carbohydrates and fats for energy, contributes to healthier skin and improves brain function. Chestnuts have vitamin B in medium-high amounts. For example, about 85 grams contain 21% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin B6, 15% of folic acid, 14% of thiamine, and 9% of riboflavin.
- Provide a stable level of energy
Chestnuts have a large amount of carbohydrates. They contain 45 grams in a serving of about 85 grams. Carbohydrates are needed for short-term and long-lasting energy and they help the nervous system function.
- Reduce the risk of disease
The chestnuts have high content of manganese, an antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease.