Macadamia - The King of All Nuts
Some says it’s the king of nuts, I say it’s the emperor. The benefits are incomparable to other very popular nuts. Let’s talk about the benefits of this cute rounded nut :P
High in Fibre, Magnesium and Potassium. Ok, other nuts are also high in minerals. Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (your blood platelets are less sticky which means less chance of blood clots in vessels).
Aid in your Weight Loss:
Low in carbs. Yes they are higher in calories compared to same amount of carbs but the advantage lies in the low spike in your insulin when you consume fat.
Good source of Alpha-linolenic acid ( type of omega-3 fatty acid). Omega-6 fatty acid is low in these nuts, which is a great news. The majority of nuts have a high dose of omega-6 compared to omega-3 such as almonds and walnuts. Consuming a little more than your daily allowance of omega-6 can cause of omega-6 inflammation (not risky if you are healthy active individual but still not desirable.
Boost Healthy Fats:
Macadamia nuts are 75% fat but don’t panic it’s the good fats which boost your HDL which are friendly cholesterols and lower the LDL which is a bad cholesterol.
Boost your Metabolism:
Accelerate your fat metabolism. Thanks to monounsaturated fatty acids.
Boost your brain health with oleic acid content while palmitoleic acid helps in protecting the nerve cells.
Let’s talk more about omega-3/omega-6 ratio. Macadamias 60 vs 360 | Almonds – 2 vs 3400 | Hazelnuts – 20 vs 2200 | Pistachios – 70 vs 3700 | Your favourite Cashew 7 vs 2200 | Pine Nuts 31 vs 9400 Shocking!
We are consuming far more omega-6 than omega-3 in our diet. Thanks to the boom in the vegetable oil industry and use of cereal grains in our livestocks. Omega-6 is pro-inflammatory while omega-3 is neutral. That’s why you see more of Omega-3 supplements. Macadamia butter is No1 when it comes to taste. Yes, it is expensive but thanks to the people at RealFoodsource.com
You can now buy 1kg of this wonder nut for £13! It will only take 1 spoon of this butter to get permanently addicted! They are out of stock most of the time so grab yours before it’s finishes.