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Hazelnuts

Hazelnut also called filbert, cobnut, or hazel, genus of about 15 species of shrubs and trees in the birch family and the edible nuts they produce. The plants are native to the north temperate zone. Several species are of commercial importance for their nuts, and a number are valuable hedgerow and ornamental trees grown for their colourful autumnal foliage. Hazelnuts are true nuts. The fruit arises from a compound ovary and does not open to release its single seed.

Benefits

1 - Reducing weight gain

According to recent research, eating nuts may help some people to gain less weight. A study found a link between nut consumption, reduced weight gain, and a lower risk of obesity.

In the study, participants who ate more nuts were less likely to become overweight than those who did not. While the research shows a correlation, further studies should assess whether there is a causal link between eating nuts and a reduced risk of weight gain.

2 - reducing cholesterol level

Eating hazelnuts may help reduce cholesterol. Hazelnut is a rich diet decreased participants’ levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. This type of cholesterol can increase the risk of heart problems.

The researchers concluded that the best way to reap hazelnuts’ health benefits was to eat them every day, without increasing a person’s overall calorie intake. Hazelnuts could reduce levels of harmful cholesterol.

3 - Reducing inflammation

Eating hazelnuts may help to ease inflammation. Eating a hazelnut-rich diet reduced signs of inflammation.

In inflammatory markers after eating hazelnuts to be insignificant. Hazelnuts are considered an excellent anti-inflammatory and hypolipidemic food being the second richest source of monounsaturated fatty acids among nuts and because they are rich in vitamins, minerals, and phenolic compounds.

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