Macadamia nuts are a popular nut consumed around the world for their pleasant taste. We can consume just a palm full of these nuts, or about 5, due to their incredible nutrient density and health promoting abilities. As well, this will help to keep total calories in check. Now, lets discuss some of the amazing health benefits of macadamia nuts.
1. First, macadamia nuts are well known for their high levels of vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients. They are a great source of manganese and thiamin, as well as copper, iron, vitamin B6, magnesium and more. Macadamia nuts are also an amazing source of healthy monounsaturated fats and unique antioxidants.
2. Regular consumption of macadamia nuts can also provide benefits for those individuals with diabetes or those who are at risk of developing diabetes. Studies have shown that they not only help to protect and reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, but also type 2 diabetes. This is often attributed to the great levels of monounsaturated fats found in them, which has been shown to specifically reduce risk factors for metabolic syndrome. As well, macadamia nuts can help to regulate and lower blood sugar while also not creating blood sugar spikes.
3. Macadamia nuts can also help to boost the health of our heart and lower risk factors associated with heart disease. Numerous studies have shown that daily consumption of macadamia nuts, in moderation, can help to lower both total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol. The great levels of monounsaturated fats and anti-inflammatory compounds are also help in this regard.
4. Lastly, regular consumption of macadamia nuts can help to improve overall digestion and gut health. This is attributed to their high levels of dietary fibre. They are a good source of soluble fibre that acts as a prebiotic and can promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut. As well, Macadamia nuts can help to reduce digestive related ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome and constipation.
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