Healthy Food: Hazel Nuts

​Here is how a handful of hazelnuts are good for your health:

·         Improves cholesterol levels

·         Aids in weight control

·         High in proanthocyanidins

·         Healthy nutritional profile

·         Healthy fats

Hazelnuts are particulatly high in coppet and manganese.  Copper is needed for iton absorption and manganese is necessary for bone formation, metabolism and vitamin absorption.

Hazelnuts contain heart-healthy fats protecting the heart.  They are high in both healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats and low in unhealthier saturated fats.  Hazelnuts are a good source of oleic acid which may help to lower levels of bad cholesterol, LDL, and raise good cholesterol and HDL. 

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