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Chestnuts healing properties

Chestnut is undoubtedly an invaluable fruit for the nutrition it offers on a spiritual level, while its contribution to the good health of our body is unique. This is because it is rich in antioxidant fatty acids ω3, vitamin B, vitamin E, fiber, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.

Chestnuts are also known for their high caloric value, which is something that needs attention, however, several studies have concluded that controlled consumption of chestnuts protects against many cardiovascular diseases, acts against thrombosis, reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks, reduces bad cholesterol and acts against bone density loss. In short, it is a beneficial fruit for the health of the heart and circulatory system but also for maintaining healthy bones!

Like all nuts rich in fiber, chestnuts normalize intestinal function. People suffering from dysentery and constipation will see normalization with the consumption of chestnuts as they provide about 10% of the body’s daily needs in fiber.

The fatty acids contained in chestnuts enhance the mental functions of the brain and at the same time have a positive effect on the mood of the individual, as is the case with the consumption of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Consumption protects the nervous system, while offering mental clarity. Rich in copper, chestnuts help in the metabolism of iron, the production of energy necessary for daily work while protecting the central nervous system.

In addition to the above, chestnuts act preventively in some forms of cancer as shown in some studies, due to their strong antioxidant action and the fight against free radicals.

It is worth noting that this is a gluten-free food, ideal for people with sensitivity or intolerance to gluten. All nuts are gluten free like almonds and walnuts. Another important element is the low glycemic index of chestnuts, which makes it a suitable and nutritious food for people with diabetes and women with gestational diabetes. Of course, consumption always requires moderation.

Caution should be exercised in people with kidney stones, as chestnuts contain oxalates and are classified as foods with a “moderate to high oxalate content”.

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