Raw Organic Hazelnuts
If chocolate could feel, it must be madly in love with hazelnuts. The two have a very close affinity because they are often mixed together in so many recipes—chocolate bars, spreads, cakes, ice creams and more.
But hazelnuts don’t need chocolate to taste great—they are delicious on their own. And they don’t need chocolate to be nutritious, either—not at all. In fact, a handful of organic raw hazelnuts a day can be one of the ways to achieve optimum health.
Organic hazelnuts for a healthy heart. Eating just 1.5 ounces of hazelnuts a day will reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. That’s because this nut contains polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats (the good fats, in simple terms), oleic acid, vitamin E, copper and magnesium, which protects the heart from free radical damage, lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and reduces blood pressure. It even helps to raise the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) in the body.
Organic hazelnuts for bone formation. Two vital minerals that are needed to absorb iron and form bones are copper and manganese. Fortunately, hazelnuts are more than capable of helping us to achieve that. One serving of hazelnuts can supply over 90% of the daily recommended intake for manganese and 65% for copper.
Organic hazelnuts to fight depression and birth defects. Hazelnuts rank number one among tree nuts with the most folate content. Folate decreases the risk of neural tube birth defect and even fights depression.
Organic hazelnuts for a healthy digestive system. In its raw form, this globe-shaped nut provides 2.7 grams of dietary fibre per ounce. This has a laxative effect, so if you’re constipated, try adding hazelnuts to your diet. A healthy adult on a 2,000-calorie diet is recommended to have at least 28 grams of dietary fibre per day. Now, if you’re going to get the fibre from hazelnuts, all you need to eat is an ounce and you’re good.
Organic hazelnuts for the prevention of urinary tract infections. that has an astringent flavour, chances are, it contains a compound called pro-anthocyanidin. Organic raw hazelnuts have this compound—it even has the highest pro-anthocyanidin among any tree nut. This compound reduces the risk of UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) and even blood clotting.