Hazelnuts are a very healthy fruit that should be eaten raw, which contains many important nutrients for the health of our body, such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, fiber and healthy fats, and they give a very delicious flavor to the dishes in which they are used. they add the same.

Among the vitamins and minerals that hazelnuts contain, are vitamin E, vitamin B (B1, B2 and B9), vitamin A and vitamin C. And minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese.

Among its beneficial components are also healthy fats, which help protect the health of our heart, thanks to its content in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, and its low content of saturated fats that are less healthy. The oleic acid contained in this rich nut helps lower the levels of so-called bad cholesterol, and can also raise the levels of good cholesterol. It must be borne in mind that this high fat content makes them very caloric as well, which is why we must control the amounts of hazelnuts we consume.

In terms of its beneficial effects on health, hazelnuts help reduce the risk of certain diseases and chronic pain, such as constipation, type two diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. As mentioned above, they are a food very rich in calories, which is why they are useful in the diet of those people who have problems gaining weight and want to gain weight, they would also be incorporating a source of healthy fats.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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