Hazelnuts are sweet, and incredibly nutritious edible kernels.
Hazelnuts are very high in energy and loaded with many health-benefiting nutrients that are essential for optimum health. 100 g nuts carry 628 calories.
They are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic as well as essential fatty acid, a linoleic acid that helps lower LDL or bad cholesterol and raises HDL or good cholesterol.
Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet plentiful in monounsaturated fatty acids contribute to preventing coronary artery disease, and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
* Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 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.
Good for people with high cholesterol levels and heart diseases