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Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc; vitamins include alpha-tocopherol, ascorbic acid, folates, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin K as phylloquinone; fatty and amino acids include alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, and leucine.

60-70% of the hazelnut consists of oil. It has a special combination of oil (especially oleic acid rich oil structure), proteins, carbohydrate, beta-sitosterol, essential vitamins and minerals, giving it a unique ability to protect against diseases. It is a very good way of protecting against heart-vein diseases and cancer. Beta-sitosterol, which is found amply in hazelnut, is an important means of decreasing cholesterol and preventing cancer (breast cancer and prostate cancer).

Hazelnut is the best known source for Vitamin E which is essential for the healthy heart muscles and other muscles of the body as well as the necessary for normal functioning of the reproduction system. Vitamin E prevents the disintegration of red blood cells, thus it serves as a protection against deficiency of blood which is called anemia. Another benefit of Vitamin E is to prevent the factors which prepare the basis for cancer disease. Prevents the rise of cholesterol in the blood and decreases cholesterol.

People who consume hazelnuts or hazelnut oil, have 50% less risk of dying because of heart attack compared to those who never consume hazelnuts. It is the most beneficial nutraceutical element for heart health.

Data from http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/articles/282/nutrition/health-benefits-of-hazelnut.html



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