Feb 13, 2012


strawberries, orange and a handful of toasted hazelnuts
hazelnuts - the rap:
  • no cholesterol, low in SFAs (saturated fatty acids) and high in mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids means hazelnuts are good for lowering blood pressure and decreasing heart disease risk
  • arginine (an amino acid) content helps to relax the blood vessels
  • good source of folate which reduces risk factors for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, depression, and neural tube defects 
  • good source of vitamins b1, b2 + b6 which are good for mental health
  • high fat content helps in the absorption and digestion of vitamins a, d, e + k (the fat soluble vitamins) which are important for healthy skin and hair
  • they also contain calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, protein and dietary fibre

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