Nuts about Nutrition: The Health Benefits of Hazelnuts

Nuts about Nutrition: The Health Benefits of Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are more than just a delicious snack—they are a powerhouse of nutrition. As a key ingredient in Bunch’s Hazelust, a low-carb, ketogenic hazelnut spread with cocoa, hazelnuts are leading the charge in revolutionising the way people experience sweets. For individuals with diabetes, hazelnuts can be a particularly excellent choice. Let’s explore why.

Hazelust with Low-Carb pancakes.

Nutrient Richness of Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are a nutritional treasure trove. They are rich in:

  • Healthy fats: Mostly monounsaturated fats, which can help to reduce bad cholesterol levels.
  • Antioxidants: Including vitamin E, protecting cells from oxidative damage.
  • Minerals: Such as magnesium and potassium, essential for heart health and muscle function.
  • Fibre: Important for digestive health and controlling blood sugar levels.

The Low Glycemic Advantage

For people with diabetes, the Glycemic Index (GI) is a critical number. Hazelnuts have a GI of 0, meaning they have virtually no impact on blood sugar levels—a paramount concern for anyone managing diabetes.

Heart Health Hero

People with diabetes are at a greater risk of heart disease. The healthy fats, fibre, and vitamins in hazelnuts contribute to heart health, making them a fantastic dietary choice for those looking to protect their heart.

Weight Management

The fibre and protein content in hazelnuts can help to increase feelings of fullness, potentially leading to lower overall calorie consumption—a key factor for those with diabetes who are also aiming to manage their weight.

The Hazelust Difference

With Hazelust, Bunch has crafted a delightful, health-conscious alternative to conventional sugary spreads. Its key ingredient, hazelnuts, not only adds irresistible flavour but also contributes to the product’s health-boosting profile. Hazelust is gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy free and ‘free from’ artificial nasties.

Incorporating Hazelust into a Diabetic Diet

Hazelust, with its low-carb and ketogenic nature, aligns with the nutritional needs of people with diabetes. Here are some delicious ways to incorporate it into your diet:

  • As a topping
  • Blended into a shake
  • On its-own 


Hazelnuts, the star ingredient in Hazelust, are not just delicious—they are also packed with nutrients that can play a vital role in every healthy diet. With Hazelust, you are not just savouring a sweet treat—you are also nourishing your body with the healthful goodness of hazelnuts and good fats. 

by Ana Carolina Russo Duarte on 21th August 2023.

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