- Unsaturated Fats Good for the Heart
- Magnesium Keeps the Heart from Overexerting Itself
Hazelnuts have a significant place among the types of dried nuts in terms of nutrition and health because of the special composition of fats, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins (vitamin E), minerals, dietary fibers, phytosterol and antioxidant phenolics. Hazelnuts are rich in unsaturated fats, the kind that are actually good for the heart. Much of this fat is oleic acid, shown to lower LDL cholesterol and raise the HDL kind.
One cup of Hazelnuts contains almost half of our recommended daily amount of magnesium, a mineral that regulates calcium levels in muscles. Proper amounts of magnesium keep the heart from overexerting itself by promoting healthy rests between contractions.