More studies are being done on the nutritional health benefits of macadamia nuts. Of course living on the Big Island of Hawaii where most of the state's macadamia nuts are grown, I believe that the Hawaiian macadamia nuts we offer taste the best and are the healthiest for you!
Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Health Benefit #1
Macadamia Nuts Lower Risk Factors for Coronary Disease
Nutritious macadamia nuts and some other kind of nuts are low in saturated fatty acids and high in polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids. Scientific researchers have discovered in epidemiologic studies and clinical trials, that the unique fatty acid profile of nuts beneficially affects serum lipids and liproproteins, which reduces cardiovascular disease risk. (Journal of Nutrition, April 2008)
Hawaii Macadamia Nut Health Benefit #2
Macadamia Nuts Lower Bad Cholesterol
In a study conducted by the University at Newcastle, test subjects with elevated cholesterol levels showed significant reduction in LDL cholesterol, total triglycerides, blood serum cholesterol,and blood clots when macadamia nuts were added to their diet as a nutrient.
Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Health Benefit #3
Macadamia Nuts contain Vitamins and Minerals that our bodies need
Proper nutrition is fundamental for growth and health. Macadamia nuts contain the following minerals that are essential to a healthy diet. These include per 100 grams: 410 mg potassium, 200 mg phosphorus, 120 mg magnesium, and 64 mg calcium. Selenium, iron, manganese, copper and zinc are present in small amounts. Macadamias contain significant amounts of a broad range of vitamins including Vitamin E as tocopherols and tocotrienols, B1 (thiamine), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, B2 (riboflavin), niacin and folate. They also contain phytosterols. (Natural News)
Hawai Macadamia Nut Health Benefit #4
Macadamia Nuts can help Control your Diet
Macadamia nuts are an all natural nutritious low carb snack and adhere strictly to the Atkins Diet. By eating a small amount of nuts about 1/2 hour before your next meal, it can lower your Ghrelin levels so you feel fuller and won't tend to over eat. For more information read our complete blog post Hawaiian macadamia nuts can help you with your diet.