Nuts about Hazelnuts 😍

From Autumn to Spring, hazelnuts are an incredible healthy and fragrant food thanks to their skin, which is full of nutrients.

Hazelnuts are a great source of vegetable proteins and good fats. They are rich in Vitamin E, a key ingredient to protect skin from aging and a powerful antioxidant.

Hazelnuts are the perfect food for everyone practicing physical activity (outdoor or at home!). Thanks to their manganese, iron and magnesium content, hazelnuts can help prevent muscular cramps.

They are also a good source of Omega 9 (Oleic Acid), which is a useful ingredient in controlling cholesterol.

If you feel the need for a snack why not trying 10-20 hazelnuts with 2 kiwis (or other juicy fruits). You could also add them to fresh fruit smoothies and salads.

(A note of caution: hazelnuts, due to their potential allergic characteristic, should be avoided by all women breastfeeding their babies and by young children)

Wishing you a happy Easter weekend!

 

Sabrina Severi

Biologist Specialised in Nutrition Science