Hazelnuts: for your heart, brain, and your good looks

Tuesday, June 06, 2017. Author Martin Cheifetz

Bowl of hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are delicious, particularly when combined with chocolate. In fact, that combo is just about the perfect “guilty treat”...except you don’t need to feel guilty, because eating a reasonable amount of chocolate and hazelnuts is a really good idea.

For the avoidance of doubt, I’m not talking about those commercial chocolate, hazelnut spreads. You may find them tasty, but trust me, from a nutritional and dietary perspective, there’s nothing good about them, particularly if you are interested in managing your weight or body composition. In fact, they’re a classic example of how “Big Food Inc” takes a perfectly healthy ingredient or two, and then processes them with all sorts of sugar, cheap fats, additives, and other junk and turns them into an avatar for the obesity crisis.


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