Hazelnuts are filling delicious and nutritious nuts. We can eat them in raw form or roasted form. It is mostly cultivated in Turkey, Italy, Spain, and the United States But originally it is from Italy. Turkey is the World's largest producer of hazelnuts.
Hazelnuts are used in confectionery. Also used in combination with chocolates for chocolate truffles and products such as Nutella.
It contains powerful antioxidants. As you know antioxidants wipe out damaging free radicals in the body and help prevent major disease and illness like cancer and heart disease. It is an inevitable snack option for menopausal and postmenopausal women to safeguard themselves from osteoporosis and bones turning brittle and porous.
Benefits of Hazelnuts:
These are rich in magnesium, calcium, vitamin B and E.Magnesium along with calcium is essential for the health and wellness of your bones and joints.
Good for Heart: It helps to reduce LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol.
Good for a diabetic person: They help to improve glucose intolerance.
Reduces the risk of cancer.
Due to rich in vitamins and minerals, it improves immunity power.
It boosts brain function. They are excellent brain foods.
Beats stress and depression.
Enhances the memory.
Being rich in minerals beneficial for menstrual cramps.
It contains a lot of iron, thus helps to prevent anemia.
Helps in delaying premature aging. It is rich in vitamin E, thus prevents the onset of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin thus delaying the early onset of aging signs.
Helps to lose weight. Good snack for dieters as you can use it as a pre-meal munch, as it fills up your stomach and protects you from overeating. just make sure you do not go beyond the recommended level.
Good for constipation trouble. Being a rich source of fiber they prevent constipation by binding with stools and loosening them, thus preventing constipation.
There is some reluctance to enjoy nuts due to fear over fat and calories. But when enjoyed in proper serving sizes, nuts can provide protein, fiber, and many other important vitamins and minerals. The bottom line is all nuts are good for health, the key is moderation. Just a handful of nuts can lead to good health and a longer life. So go for nuts.
Frequently asked questions:
Q: How many hazelnuts a day should one eat to get your daily nutrients demand and receive significant health benefits.
A: 20 Hazlenuts a day is the quantity that you should eat a day to get your daily nutrients demand and receive significant health benefits.
Q: Are raw hazelnuts safe to eat?
A: Yes, they are good eaten raw but flavor enhances when they are roasted.
Q: What do blanched hazelnuts mean?
A: Nuts like almonds, peanuts or hazelnuts are grown in a shell. When the shell is removed there is still a skin on the outside of nuts. Blanching is a process that removes the skin from the nut.
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Dr.Suman Setia(BAMS DNHE PGDHHM)
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