Hello Angels,

The season for local chestnut began in Rome.

You can find street venders on Rome’s corners selling fresh roasted chestnuts as a snack. I see chestnuts sellers as a sign of Christmas arrival which makes me feel happy.

Chestnuts can be eaten raw, roasted , mixed into pastries or ground into flour (it is good for people who have a gluten allergy because they are gluten free).

You can opt chestnuts as a snack (especially when you are at outside).  They are low in fat and high in Vitamin C which make them unique among nuts.

Chestnuts are versatile so you can incorporate them into a variety of dishes such as salads, cakes and more.

In today’s post, I would like to share health benefits of one of the most popular nuts in the world, chestnuts.

Health benefits

  • Chestnuts are an excellent source of minerals and vitamins such as magnesium and cooper.

  • High in fiber which is good for digestion, reduce the risk of constipation. Boiled chestnuts are more digestible than roasted ones.

  • Reduce cholesterol

  • Chestnuts contain fat soluble B vitamins that promote healthy skin.

  • Increase energy levels.

  • Chestnuts contain copper,calcium and magnesium which promote stronger bones.

  • Great source of antioxidants.

  • Great for heart health.

  • Help to weight loss.

  • Many people hesitate to eat chestnuts because of the high carbonhydrate level. According to researches, chestnuts have several properties aid weight loss.

  • They high in fiber so they help you stay fuller for longer. In addition, studies proved that high fiber intake increase the production of hormones that help curb your appetite.

  • Reduce inflammation

  • Boost immune system

  • Chestnuts are loaded with fatty acids, vitamin A and C, zinc and phenolic which boots immune system.

How do you add chestnuts into your diet? As a snack or flour? Let me know below

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