Hazelnuts-An Essential Nutrient for optimum health

Hazels nutsHazelnuts are also called as cob nuts or filberts.These are very rich in energy and contains large amount of nutrients that are essential for optimum health.The monounsaturated fatty acids present in these nuts helps to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.

HazelsĀ are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals, which protects you from various diseases and cancers.

Hazels are rich in folate, that helps to prevent megaloblastic anemia and most importantly, neural tube defects in the newborn. It also rich in vitamin E, a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, helps in maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen free radicals.

The oil of this nut have nutty aroma and has an excellent astringent properties. It also helps to protect the skin from dryness. The oil can also be used in cooking, and as base oil in traditional medicines in massage therapy, aromatherapy, in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry.

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