There is nothing more beautiful than the smell of baked chestnuts in the late autumn. This is probably something that everyone reaches for during fall. But chestnuts are not only tasty autumn fruit; they are also very beneficial source of nutrients for everyone.
It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, has positive effect on the weight and the health all you need to do is add just 85 grams a day to your menu.
Believe it or not chestnuts are rich in vitamin C and that is what makes them one special kind of nuts. Daily recommended dose of 85 grams of chestnuts will satisfy 45% of recommended daily needs of vitamin C. chestnuts are also rich in vitamins B1, B2, and B6 and folic acid.
Chestnuts are rich in healthy fiber, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, iron, zinc and calcium. This healthy nut is also rich in folates that are characteristic for leafy green vegetables. Chestnuts don’t contain gluten and are good source of essential nutrients for people with celiac disease.
You can eat the chestnuts, prepare tea, and prepare tinctures and various remedies that folk medicine recommends.
Thanks to the big amounts of dietary fiber they contain, chestnuts are good for the digestive system. They are also proven to be good for treating kidney problems. Tea made of chestnuts is recommended for treating asthma and bronchitis as well as similar conditions of respiratory diseases.
Chestnuts contain high amount of mono-saturated fats and it makes them perfect for cardiovascular system and the heart. The combination of healthy fats and fiber can also regulate the level of cholesterol in the blood.
Chestnuts are also perfect solution if you have problems with water retention. This fruit can help with stomach problems, absorption of nutrients and water in the digestion process.
Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties chestnuts are recommended to people with arthritis and rheumatism.
Wild chestnuts are the ones that are bigger and darker and we are not supposed to eat them. Wild chestnuts are used to prepare various remedies for varicose and spider veins, they can be used for hemorrhoid treatment, menstrual pain and enlarged prostate.