Water chestnuts are not nuts, but they are one of the aquatic plants. They are totally different from nuts. There are a number of dishes made up of water chestnuts (also known as “แห้ว” in the Thai language) having a mouth-watering taste.
Water chestnuts belong to a low calorie and high fiber vegetable group. They can be eaten raw, cooked, baked, fried, and in so many ways.
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Here are some health benefits of eating water chestnuts listed below:-
Zero Fat and Cholesterol: When it comes to fat-free and cholesterol-free food to add in the diet, water chestnuts are on the top of the list. These are helpful in maintaining blood pressure levels and can lower the risk of heart diseases. These are also helpful in the process of weight loss as they do not contain fat.
Vitamins and Minerals: These are rich in vitamins and minerals. These are high-volume food, they keep you full for a long time. They contain copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc, B6, vitamin C, and E that are necessary for good health.
Good Amount of Fiber for Healthy Digestion: If you eat a half-cup of water chestnut, it supplies 7 percent of your daily diet to your body. It fulfills the need for fiber in our body. It is good for the digestive system of the human body.
Try adding water chestnuts to soups, salads, wraps, and take advantage of the health benefits of water chestnuts.