Scientific evidence suggests that eating 1- 1/2 ounces per day of most nuts, such as hazelnuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Hazelnuts are low in saturated fat and moderately high in heart-healthy polyunsaturated and monosaturated fats.
Hazelnuts are one of the highest natural sources of antioxidants among superfoods and are one of the most antioxidant-rich nuts. Foods rich in antioxidant content mop-up free radicals in the blood stream that can eventually lead to serious diseases.
Hazelnut is the nut of the hazel and therefore, includes any of the nuts deriving from species of genus Corylus, especially the nuts of the species Corylus avellana. It is also known as cobnut or filbert nut.
- protection against toxins such as air pollution
- Niacin (B3): balance cholesterol levels and triglycerides,
- Riboflavin (B2): major role in the production of energy,
- Thyamin (B1): essential for the breakdown of fat and protein,
- Folates (B9): DNA synthesis and repair