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Health Benefits of Hazelnuts

– Rich in Vitamin E, hazelnuts possess two other substances (protease and polyphenols) that make the blood more fluid and help prevent cancer. 370

– Rich in proteins and oligo-elements (they are as nutritious as walnuts but easier to digest), hazelnuts are beneficial for persons with anaemia or kidney stones, children during growth periods, pregnant women and persons convalescing from an illness.

– Hazelnuts are astringent (they contract blood vessels).

– They also contain a lot of calories, and should be used with moderation by people who want to lose weight.

– Add ground hazelnuts to salads, soups and cooked dishes to enhance flavour (especially recommended for athletes and pregnant women).

– Not good for persons suffering from high blood pressure, gastritis or liver problems.

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