Benefits of Consuming Water Chestnuts

Oct 26, 2023, 05:46 PM IST

Benefits of Consuming Water Chestnuts

Vaishali Mandloi

Water chestnuts are aquatic vegetables that grow underwater in marshes, ponds, paddy fields, and shallow lakes. They contain essential nutrients and antioxidants that improve the overall health of the body and provide health benefits.

Fights Inflammation

It contains antioxidants such as fisetin, diosmetin, luteolin and tectorigenin that aid in cell repair and reduction of inflammation.

Improves Digestive Health

Abundance of fibre present in chestnuts aids in the proper digestion of food. Fibre helps digestion by promoting bowel movements and the growth of good bacteria in the gut.

Promotes Weight Loss

Water chestnuts can benefit people on a diet because of their low-calorie content. They offer fibre and can control hunger.

Good for Hair

It contains nutrients, such as potassium, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin E, which can improve the health of hair.

Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease

High potassium and antioxidant content present in water chestnuts can reduce heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure and strokes.