What's better than sitting next to a fireplace and roasting some chestnuts during this holiday break? I bet you nothing! Here's why you should.
Chestnuts are rich in fiber. This means, they help decrease cholesterol levels and maintain blood sugar levels. In addition, they boost your digestive system, reducing constipation and intestinal complications.
Chestnuts are loaded with carbs: 45 grams of carbs per 85 grams of chestnuts. The carbs found in this 'snack' are complex, which means they fuel your energy throughout the day.
Chestnuts are rich in vitamins B that help producing red blood cells, carbs and fat, break down protein and improve brain functions.
Chestnuts help reduce cancer risk and heart disease. They are rich in Manganese, a mineral that takes in free radicals and helps in blood clotting and connective-tissue production.