How Hazelnuts Improve Your Health?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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How hazelnuts improve your health? Hazelnuts are healthy to eat because it helps to support a healthy heart and is full of healthy fats and antioxidants.

The nutrient content of a hazelnut is the following:

One ounce of 20 hazelnuts is:

Calories- 176

Total Fat: 17

Protein: 4.2 grams

Carbs: 4.7 grams

Fiber: 2.7 grams

Vitamin E: 21% of the RDI

Thiamin: 12% of the RDI

Magnesium: 12% of the RDI

Copper: 24% of the RDI

Manganese: 87% of the RDI

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Hazelnuts contain other vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B6, phosphorus, folate, potassium, zinc, etc. It also contains a rich source of mono and polyunsaturated fats as well as a good amount of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats.

Reduction in Blood Cholesterol Levels

Research studies have shown that the antioxidants in hazelnuts can help decrease blood cholesterol and inflammation. And studies show it can help support heart health and protect against various types of cancers.

There was a one-month study that examined about 21 people who had high cholesterol levels. 20% of their overall total calorie intake came from hazelnuts. The results showed that their overall cholesterol levels dropped.

Reducing Inflammation

Hazelnuts have been linked research studies wise to significantly reducing inflammation in the body. There was a research study that showed that eating 60 grams of hazelnuts per day for 12 weeks reduced inflammatory markers in overweight and obese people. Another study showed that eating 40 grams of hazelnuts may reduce the inflammatory response in healthy people.

Reducing Blood Sugar Levels

Research studies have shown that eating hazelnuts, nuts, almonds can help reduce blood sugar levels.

What is important for the every day average person to know is the highest antioxidant content is in the skin of hazelnuts.

The Bottom Line is hazelnuts contain a lot of important vitamins, nutrients, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. And some of the health benefits of hazelnuts are reducing inflammation, reducing blood cholesterol levels, regulating blood pressure, etc.

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