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Sunday, February 19, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Hazelnuts Health Benefits

 

Hazelnuts Health Benefits:

Hazelnuts or otherwise known as cob nuts or filberts with sweet flavor.
Though hazelnuts are very small in size, it offers multiple nutritional
and health benefits, as it is packed with multiple essential
phytonutrients. Generally, hazelnuts are used as snack item and can be
added to recipes, baked foods, and to the diet to get health benefits.
Hazelnuts are found and grown all over the world including Canada and
United States of America and hazelnuts are commercially produced in
Turkey.

Nutritional profile of hazelnuts is as follows; hazelnuts comprise
Vitamins such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin
E, Vitamin K, folic acid, and minerals like calcium, copper, iron, zinc,
and magnesium and with no sodium content, and contain proteins, dietary
fiber, and carbohydrates, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats
and comprise Vital phytochemicals like, quercetin, proanthocyanidins,
kaempherol, and antioxidants like beta-sitosterol, oleic acid, linoleic
acid, omega-3 fatty acid and other traces of Vitamins, minerals and
antioxidants that contribute to promote general health and wellness.

Hazelnuts health benefits include; hazelnuts are considered as one of
the best food item to be included in the diet for improving health. Due
to the presence of Vitamin E and antioxidant, beta-sitosterol, and oleic
acid hazelnuts prevents cancer, improves reproductive health, prevents
anemia, while the presence of good fats along with antioxidants, it
improves heart health, improves oxygen carrying capacity of the red
blood cells, prevents cardiovascular disorders, lowers LDL cholesterol
and increases HDL cholesterol levels in the blood thus preventing
hypertension as well.

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