You can prepare a delicious homemade and healthy Nutella to take better advantage of all its benefits and avoid the consumption of certain additives that commercial products have and that can be harmful, know this simple and easy recipe step by step.
Why you should stop consuming commercial Nutella
We all know that Nutella is synonymous with happiness for many who like this butter to spread and that you can get it in lots at the supermarket. But did you know exactly what it contains? Keep reading because after knowing it, you will have no choice but to make your own homemade Nutella, which by the way, you will find a very easy recipe to make below.
The delicious Nutella… it goes without saying that its taste is quite admirable, but also toxic.
No. It doesn't mean that everyone is going to collapse and die in the next hour after eating it. But they could potentially be subject to various long-term health effects if they continue to eat regularly, which is what many do.
Let's start by seeing what are the ingredients of commercial Nutella:
According to the commercial Nutella bottle, the product contains the following:
· Palm oil
· Soy lecithin
Soy lecithin. This all sounds pretty benign, right? Well actually, those ingredients are highly processed. Soy lecithin alone has garnered some attention and debate regarding its safety.
It is not produced from the class of soybeans that can be associated with long-lived Asian populations that consume large amounts of fermented soy products. Rather, it is a genetically modified, non-fermented type of soy that the body has a hard time digesting.
Plus, two tablespoons of Nutella contain 200 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 21 grams of sugar, about half of a can of Coca-Cola.
And that's just two tablespoons. If you know anything about consuming Nutella, you will know that it is just a drop in the bucket compared to what many people eat in one sitting.
Vanillin. On the other hand, we have the worst ingredient in Nutella, which is Vanillin.
No, it is not vanilla as you might think. Vanilla is an aphrodisiac, a stress reliever, and a mood booster. Vanillin is an imitation of vanilla or "vanilla flavoring." It is a low-quality sweetener produced to taste just like vanilla.
And the worst part of it all is that it contains - without pointing it out - monosodium glutamate, which has been called a "slow poison." It has zero health benefits and has been linked to an activation of brain chemicals similar to those associated with addiction.
Palm oil. Also, the palm oil contained in Nutella is not the friendliest substance. Although it is reported to be less harmful than partially hydrogenated soybean oil, it is still less healthy than other vegetable oils. It is difficult to digest and can cause toxicity to the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, and reproductive organs.
And it's not just the human body that is being harmed by palm oil. Many animals are in danger of extinction as their habitats are destroyed by their production.
With all this and if you are a fan addicted to Nutella, you do not have many options not to give it up. However, you have a very accessible one and it is to do it yourself. Do you want to know how?
Homemade Nutella Benefits
Before going through the recipe, know the wonders of making your own homemade Nutella, since, in addition to being toxic free, it is super healthy. About 2 tablespoons of Nutella contain about 1 gram of fiber. It's 4 percent of the 25 grams of fiber that a woman needs each day and 3 percent of the 38 grams that men should consume. Fiber helps lower cholesterol.
Maintaining a healthy cholesterol level helps reduce your chances of developing heart problems, including a heart attack. The hazelnuts in nutella provide this protective benefit. According to a 2011 article published in the " European Journal of Clinical Nutrition ", patients who ate 30 grams of hazelnuts every day for 4 weeks experienced a reduction in total cholesterol levels.
With 2 tablespoons of Nutella, you supply 4 percent of your body's daily iron needs, as well as 4 percent of your calcium needs. The Iron helps the body produce red blood cells and also helps protect the health of the immune system. In addition to supporting healthy bones and teeth, calcium regulates blood pressure. It could also reduce the risk of stroke and colon cancer, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
How to make homemade Nutella
Below you can see the recipe to prepare nutella at home that does not require many ingredients and is also easy to acquire. Its preparation is very simple.
What you need:
· 1 ½ cups of hazelnuts
· ½ cup of almonds
· ½ cup unrefined sugar (muscovado or piloncillo can be fine)
· ½ cup of cocoa
· tablespoons hazelnut oil (coconut or even olive oil might work)
· 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
What should you do:
1. In a baking tray, evenly put the hazelnuts and put in the oven at 200 ° C for about 8 minutes.
2. Let cool and remove the shells.
3. Place them in the food processor (ideal for this task) and blend for 5 minutes, until it begins to resemble butter.
4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until it acquires the texture that you like. Some like it crunchier, some like it softer. Enjoy!
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