Hazelnut Milk: Benefits and Side Effects

created on Friday, January 05, 2018


Per 100 ml of plain, natural, unfortified hazelnut milk
Energy 29 kcal
Fat - 2.9 g.
Proteins - 0.6 g.
Carbohydrate - 0.3 g.
Sugars- 0.2 g.
Fiber - 0.3 g.
Vitamins - Vitamin E 9%
Minerals - Manganese 11%


Filled with Antioxidants
Hazelnut is one super food that is rich in antioxidants, the substance that helps prevent damage from free radicals (molecules causing cellular dysfunction) and other major diseases. Hazelnut milk is good source of vitamin E, one of the antioxidants which slowdown cells from aging and help balancing the hormones. It’s also a good source of manganese, a contractor to the antioxidant enzymes.

Hazelnut also have high content of proanthocyanidins (PACs) another antioxidants that works better than vitamin C and vitamin E. PACs has the ability to bonded with collagen promoting healthy skin and joint flexibility.

Helps Strengthened Skin and Hair
Vitamins E and other substance found in hazelnut milk maintains healthy skin and helps moisten and elasticity of the hair. Antioxidants substance in hazelnut milk also help reduce skin problems and UV’s ray damage.

Contains Brain Boost Substance
Believe it or not, hazelnut is found to keep your brain sharp and enhancing high performance. The substances found in hazelnut such as vitamin E, thiamine, manganese and folate is known to improve cognitive function of the brain and prevent loss of memories. A study from Nutritional Neuroscience also found diets with high amount of these substances may prevent Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s.

Side Effects

Tree Nuts Allergies
Tree nuts are hard shell nuts such as Brazil nuts , macadamia nuts, pistachios, almonds, chestnuts and hazelnut. Consuming tree nuts causing overreaction of immune systems and can lead to severe physical symptoms. If you have a these symptoms including asthma, skin rashes swollen eyes and ichy throat after consuming tree nuts, stop consuming and check with your doctor. The symptoms can occurs straight after consuming to few hours after.

Many hazelnut milk selling on the shelf contains sugar and other substances to thickened and stabilize the milk. Gums like guar and gellan gum are the substances found in many branded plant based beverages which can cause digestive problems.

Final Thoughts

Hazelnut milk is packed with antioxidants and vitamins that helps minimize cellular dysfunction, slow down cellular aging process, promote healthy and elastic skin, and also boost brain performance. It almost sounds to good to be true, however, Hazelnut is one of the tree nuts that can cause severe allergic reaction and most of the hazelnut milk found in the store contains lots of additives especially sugar, so choose wisely!
My favorite hazelnut milk brand is from Elmhurst Milked which just to warn you it taste very natural and has subtle sweet taste from cane sugar. The hazelnut milk from Elmhurst Milked is also mixed with a bit of almonds giving extra nutty taste. If you want to try one, the link is here Elmhurst Beverage Hazelnut Milked