Health Tips: Taking care of one’s health is one responsibility. Although constantly restricting oneself to eating their favourite meals might be difficult, it is important to keep a balanced diet and be mindful of the ingredients that you add to your diet. A great addition to your diet could be a water chestnut which has numerous health benefits.
What is water chestnut?
Water chestnut is not a nut to begin with. Instead, it is a type of vegetable grown underneath muddy water or other nutrient-rich water bodies. They are typically grown in the tropical regions of the world. They have a peculiar nutty taste which is why it is called water chestnut. Furthermore, its taste is described as a mixture of coconut and apple, making it tart, sweet and nutty. It can be consumed raw or cooked and is a versatile ingredient that can be put in omelettes, pickles, stir-fried or boiled.
Health benefits of water chestnut
Not only for its flavours, it also has a lot of health benefits, making it a great addition to the diet. Here are a few health benefits of water chestnut
Water chestnuts are a great source of fibre, that helps with digestion. Therefore, this promotes bowel movements, reduces blood cholesterol levels, regulates sugar levels and so on.
Water chestnut is very low in calories which makes it a perfect food for people who wish to lose weight. Moreover, the high fibre content further helps reduce weight.
Water chestnut is also known to be detoxifying. This cleans the kidneys of toxins present in them. Therefore, this helps improve kidney health
Apart from this, water chestnuts are also a great source of antioxidants that will keep your body healthy and immune to common diseases.
Hydrates the body
It keeps the body hydrated during extreme hot weather conditions, preventing heat strokes. Moreover, it also helps with loose motions.
The vitamin B6 present in the vegetable is known to boost mood, reduce anxiety and enhance sleep.
Improve fertility in men
Water chestnut improves fertility in men by enhancing sperm count.
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