Hazelnuts are one of the most used nuts in the culinary field, not only for its flavor, but also for its properties and benefits, including some protection against cardiovascular diseases.
In GetQoralHealth , we present you a video with the recipe for a salad of toasted hazelnuts and blueberries, from the program Let's cook together from Chain 3 , with which you can take advantage of all the properties of hazelnuts:
Like many other nuts, hazelnuts have no cholesterol. Its vegetable protein is of very good quality because it contains a high proportion of arginine, an amino acid that plays an important role for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.
Also, according to biomanantial.com, they are ideal for reducing levels of cholesterol thanks to the fatty acids it contains, which are unsaturated (monounsaturated type), as well as being rich in oleic acid, so they provide great benefits for the heart and health in general.
This type of nuts are also rich in Vitamin E , which acts as an antioxidant of the tissues of the human body. Hazelnuts also provide significant amounts of B vitamins, such as B6 and folic acid .
Recent studies indicate that the ingestion of nuts, instead of other sources of input from grease , they do not increase the corporal weight, reason why the myth is denied that these nuts fatten.
Either way, your consumption should be moderate in a balanced diet because they provide around 600 calories per 100 grams.
According to specialists, the recommended amount is about 25 g a day, five times a week, optimal consumption to enhance the benefits provided by hazelnuts for cardiovascular health.
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