- 1 Benefits and properties of hazelnut milk
- 1.1 BENEFITS OF HAZELNUT DRINKS
- 1.2 What is hazelnut drink?
- 1.3 Who is hazelnut milk specially good for?
- 1.4 BENEFITS OF HAZELNUT DRINK
- 1.5 Hazelnut drink is a healthy energetic source
- 1.6 Hazelnut drink to favor inmunity
- 1.7 Vitamins in hazelnut drink
- 1.8 Fats in hazelnut drink
- 1.9 Minerals in hazelnut drink. Better enriched
- 1.10 Composition of hazelnut milk and comparison with cow’s milk
- 1.11 Disadvantages of hazelnut milk in front of cow milk
Benefits and properties of hazelnut milk
BENEFITS OF HAZELNUT DRINKS
What is hazelnut drink?
Hazelnut milk or hazelnut drink is a beverage of vegetable origin, made from the hazelnut fruits (Corylus avellana), hazelnuts.
This drink is obtained from hazelnuts, clean, soaked and crushed or ground, in water.
We can find it in the market in liquid, powder or paste form, ready to prepare.
Who is hazelnut milk specially good for?
It is a delicious drink, with a warm and sweet flavor, ideal for people to whom dairy products usually cause digestive discomfort.
BENEFITS OF HAZELNUT DRINK
Photo of hazelnut milk, with hazelnuts.
Hazelnut drink is a healthy energetic source
It also has a good carbohydrate content, without being as rich in sugar as other beverages, so it provides an easy to assimilate and healthy energy.
Hazelnut drink to favor inmunity
Hazelnut is a fruit rich in arginine, an amino acid that stimulates healing and increases the immunity of the body. Recently it was discovered that this amino acid could help improve insulin resistance (adult diabetes, menopause).
In addition to its easy digestibility, hazelnut drink is suitable for people with gastritis, acidity or heartburn.
Vitamins in hazelnut drink
Fats in hazelnut drink
Minerals in hazelnut drink. Better enriched
Vegetable drinks are very poor in calcium, an essential mineral for strong bones, so you should look for those brands with extra calcium. There are hazelnut drinks enriched in calcium, vitamins and minerals so that their role in the diet is completely healthy.
In case of choosing hazelnut drink enriched in calcium, this is excellent for the diet in osteoporosis, hypertension, fluid retention (because it is very rich in potassium) and in the diet of athletes. It is also possible to obtain vegetable drinks enriched in calcium from marine algae (Lithothamnium calcareum).
Composition of hazelnut milk and comparison with cow’s milk
Disadvantages of hazelnut milk in front of cow milk
Faced with all its advantages, hazelnut drink is poor in proteins, so we must take care that the rest of the food in the diet are a source of protein and, in addition, that they are high quality proteins.
People with celiac disease can drink hazelnut drink, provided that, based on the ingredients of the label, there are no traces of cereals or the presence of gluten.
Some hazelnut creams and powders prepared to dilute may contain milk. Those allergic to milk should pay attention to the labels in these cases.
More information on vegetable drinks.
22 April, 2019