Hazelnut oil: benefits and properties

hazelnut oil It is true that among the different oils that can be obtained from certain foods, the following stand out, for example: olive oil , pumpkin oil, flax oil, sunflower oil or soybean oil.

But it is also true that it is common for many people to know almost nothing about another nutritionally interesting oil: oil of hazelnuts .

The hazelnuts They are delicious dried fruits very characteristic of autumn, being the ideal season to consume them in November. Although at present we can find them in supermarkets and stores during practically the whole year.

From a nutritional point of view, these nuts are especially rich in unsaturated fatty acids and are notable for their low content of saturated fatty acids. This means that they are foods that help prevent cardiovascular diseases, and reduce levels of high cholesterol Y triglycerides .

Surely it will be difficult for you to think that the hazelnut oil It is a type of oil suitable within a balanced diet, probably because it reminds you of almond oil (especially used in beauty for the natural care of the skin).

Nutritional content of hazelnut oil

Between the benefits of hazelnut oil most important from a nutritional point of view, noted for its high content of unsaturated fatty acids, which brings to this oil virtues or heart-healthy properties.

It is also especially rich in vitamins (especially vitamin A and E) and minerals (such as calcium, magnesium and selenium).

Heart-healthy benefits

As we can see, hazelnut oil is suitable for high cholesterol and triglycerides, thanks to its content of unsaturated fatty acids. Therefore, it is also a useful oil in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Thanks also to its content in other nutrients is an oil that helps protect both the skin and eyes, preventing osteoporosis and helping to combat fatigue.

Ideal for the skin

As it could not be less, and as with almond oil, hazelnut oil is interesting in skin care, especially for children and babies, thanks to its mild benefits.

It also exercises a calming action of irritated skin, helping even to improve cases of dermatitis and eczema.

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