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How Healthy Nutella Is And Everything You Need To Know About It Plus 2 Healthy Recipes From Nuts And Oils

by Tatiana Plesco
Healthy Nutella

If you have not yet tasted a slice of toast with Nutella, you have lost too much, at least not as the ads try to make you think. Nutella presented as a sweet snack, pseudo-healthy, it is a cream that is used for pancakes, on bread or in all kinds of other desserts.

The product is very popular both in Europe and in the USA. Unfortunately, although the ads praising the product as a healthy breakfast, Nutella is not up to the level of reputation-and this is true for other similar products on the market.
The ingredient list only contains five articles, among which sugar in the greatest quantity. Nutella recently celebrated 50 years of existence and is the most important place secured among other products in the same range.
Interestingly, and offenses related to this product have reached the kind of known. Thus, in 2013, several thieves have stolen from Germany jars worth of 20 000 pounds from a truck. In the same year, the University of Colombia found that students from the University canteen stealed jars, causing loss of utility 6000 dollars weekly. Although fans of the product love the taste so much that reach the limits of the addiction, the ingredients might surprise. In ads made by Nutella, we are told to offer children this sweet chocolate snack in order to encourage them to take the breakfast. But, before you rush to the shops to make reserves of Nutella, let’s first consider what it contains. The ad talks about peanuts and cocoa but knowingly omits to mention the impressive quantity of sugar and refined palm oil it contains.
peanuts and cocoa

The label mentions that the product contains 8.5 grams of sugar the 15-gram portion, that is more than half. Of course, you eat, you won’t feel the sugar it contains when you consume and do not specify anywhere dose of sugar it has one teaspoon.

Ferrero, the mother company of Nutella, stated the following: ‘ one of the basic principles of nutritional Ferrero is like small portions to enable people to enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. All information appearing on the labels of our products allow consumers to make informed choices and consume Nutella as part of a balanced diet. ‘
Sugar and palm oil does not make up a healthy breakfast, but an “injection” with sugar isn’t exactly the healthiest choice. Sugar triggers natural opioids in the brain and may develop an addiction as much as the cocaine to some people. Sugar increases the risk of disease, promote weight gain and may trigger behavioral changes.
weight gain
The second important ingredient is Palm oil, cut mainly from Malay and Indonesian forests, which lead to massive programme against deforestations with a significant negative impact on the environment and the animals that depend on Palm trees to survive. Ferrero said that using palm oil which, they say, do not contribute to deforestation and to make efforts to create sustainable production methods. However, sustainability is not the only cause for concern in terms of palm oil used in Nutella.
Effects of palm oil health are put under question the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recently published a study which shows that the chemical contaminants resulting from vegetable oil refineries (including Palm kernel oil) have large risks of cancer.

Among the reasons for concern that shows include: 

Poligliceric esters of fatty acids (GE) 3-monocloropropanediol (3-MCPD) and 2-monocloropropanediol (2-MCPD) and esters of fatty acids.
In the refining process, at about 200 C, palm oil and palm kernel fat release the most contaminating substances, including GE. There has been established a level of tolerance or safety for GE because there was sufficient evidence to show that substances are genotoxic and cancerogenic.
genotoxic and cancerogenic
The team of experts found that the level of GE between 2010 and 2015 has been halved by voluntary measures taken by producers. Ferrero holds that the palm oil we use, which has been refined to remove the red color and unusual taste, texture and taste of Nutella. The company said that Palm oil is refined at temperatures below 200 ° C and at a reduced pressure to minimize contaminants. Removing palm oil would not only change the taste, but it would have economic repercussions and the company.
Cost is a factor of influence in Palm oil production is the cheapest vegetable oil, with a price of 800 dollars per tonne, as opposed to 845 dollars how much sunflower oil and $900 for rape-oil. Ferrero uses 185 000 tonnes annually and big oil changes would cost up to 22 million dollars annually. Although the World Health Organization and the UNITED NATIONS Organization for Food and agriculture have classified palm oil as a product at risk, they have not recommended a ban on it.
The palm oil industry, valued at 44 billion dollars, has found a loyal supporter and eloquent in the company Ferrero. Immediately after the publication of the study, an important chain of supermarkets in Europe decided to boycott palm oil process. Barilla had him removed and she, too, from its products. Nutella, initiated an offensive through a series of advertisements, through which the public in Italy that the product is safe.
Unilever and Nestle have continued to use Palm oil, in spite of the report published by EFSA. However, Ferrero is the only company that, until now, fiercely defends the use of palm oil. Ferrero, the privately owned company said that overall sales had not been affected by the announcement and that EFSA is growing, by about 5% per annum. Health benefits of unrefined palm oil not as palm oil effects are put under question, what happens to it during removal of color and odor neutralization. In his cold pressed, palm oil is rich in fat and contains many beneficial nutrients important for good health.
Historical reports that Palm oil was part of the life of indigenous populations. Nowadays, it has become the second most popular vegetable culture destined to obtain oil from all over the world after soybeans, with Malaysia and Indonesia as the main manufacturers. In its natural state, palm oil is red.
Palm oil
If it’s white/yellow, it means that is exquisite and he lost much of the nutritional profile. Studies have shown that unrefined palm oil plays an important role in cardiovascular health. In a study published in the British Journal of Biomedical Science has been shown that, despite the high level of saturated fat from Palm oil, it has not contributed to arteriosclerosis thrombosis and/or pressure. Researchers have suggested that this is due to the proportion of saturated and unsaturated oil, as well as nutritional or profile.
Tocotrienol discovers in Palm oil to help combat heart effects of stress and protects from heart diseases. Studies show that antioxidant properties of palm oil help prevent several types of cancer, including the skin, gastrointestinal, lung, breast, prostate.
Palm oil is edible oil and can be used for internal use, unrefined, but also for external use. It has a strong taste, which is not too pleasant. Externally, it can be used to speed the healing of wounds, burns, and cuts. Palm oil is certified, endorsed by the round table of the Sustainability of the oil of the palm.
burns and cuts
The consumption of palm oil in large quantities has no side effects, except that give the skin a darker shade because of high levels of carotene. This change involves increased protection against sun rays. Oil applied to the skin gives a yellow-orange hue. Must be handled carefully, because of stain clothes.
Progressive growth in popularity of Nutella cream is very popular in Europe. Introduced in the U.S. in 1983, it took a few decades to win the same appreciation. After the beginning of an advertising campaign in 2009, the sales have seen a startling ascent, reaching 240 million dollars.
Thanks to some dedicated fans, surpassed the status of financial success, becoming a true culinary phenomenon. U.s. admirers I have created Facebook pages, recipes books, have posted statements on Twitter and have even created a feast, celebrated for the first time on February 5, 2007. Initially, business owners have tried to stop such advertising efforts, but the number of Nutella fans continued to grow. Interestingly, experts believe that Nutella has won popularity mainly because of the new Millennium generation no longer wants to consume the same nut cream used by parents and looking for something distinctive to their culture. In Europe, Nutella is found for decades in stores, but in the U.S., became a track of a generation eager to eat something different.
Taking advantage of this need, the manufacturing company has released all kinds of campaigns about safety, promoting product and product made of hazelnut regular, chocolate and sugar. Palm oil is cancerogenic vegetable oils contain high amounts of omega-6 fats assets which negatively influences the proportion of omega-6 and omega-3 fats in the body, enhancing the cardiovascular diseases, obesity, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis. Increased consumption of foods rich in omega-6 fats increases the State of inflammation in the body, helping to develop the diseases listed above. The more you consume fewer omega-6 fats are required and fewer omega-3 fats in order to maintain a healthy balance. Imbalance of these fats increases the risk of cancer, even without additional loads of toxic molecules of GE resulting in the refining process.
cardiovascular diseases, asthma
 According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), glicidolul has been classified as a 2A carcinogen. In IARC monograph it stated: ‘the Glicidol is probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A). The Working Party has reached this conclusion considering that glicidolul acts directly as a mutagenic alkylating agent in a wide range of systems, as tests have shown in-vitro and in-vivo. ‘
Homemade chocolate cream Nutella can be easily transformed into a much more healthy snack that will not raise insulin or the risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
Here are two recipes for chocolate desserts, chocolate cream and two caramels with macadamia nuts, which can be replaced with nuts and berries: 
Chocolate cream and hemp seeds
Chocolate cream and hemp seeds
  • Cup 1/4 Ingredients
  • Hemp oil 1/3 cup
  • Cocoa cruda1/4 cup
  • Coconut oil 2 tbsp
  • Honey
  • Sea salt
Preparation: Mix the ingredients until smooth. Add more honey to taste.
Caramel macadamia nuts ingredients:
  • 300 grams of cacao
  • 200 grams of butter
  • Coconut oil 200 gr
  • Cashews 300 grams
  • Butternut macadamia 8 drops
  • Stevia1 teaspoon
  • Organic vanilla extract
Mix all the butter and oil ingredients and made simmer 3-4 minutes. When the mixture has cooled, add the drops of stevia and the vanilla extract. Pour the mixture in jars with a wide mouth, 240 ml. Sprinkle walnuts evenly in each jar. Keep in a cool place until they reach the desired consistency.
 The recipe has ingredients for 8 servings.

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