INFORMATION ON PROPERTIES AND BENEFITS
Macadamia nuts contain large amounts of healthy fats that manage to control bad cholesterol, with health benefits. In particular we find polyunsaturated fats such as omega 6 that can not be produced by our body and must be integrated through food and even Omega 3, in fact macadamia nuts are one of the most balanced foods, as regards the presence of these two substances. In fact, an excess of omega 6 and an excessive lack of omega 3 causes a general lowering of the immune defenses. Some scholars have come to the conclusion that the imbalance between omega 3 and omega 6 can create decompensation to the general physical state.
Then they are also very rich in monounsaturated omega 9 fats (oleic and palmitic acid) which bring benefits to the cardiovascular system and inflammation processes. Recent studies have shown that the intake of 60-80 grams of macadamia nuts a day can reduce levels of LDL bad cholesterol.
Macadamia nuts as we said a few times are useful when you have external inflammation problems such as dermatitis or internal problems such as gastritis. Omega 9 acts as a lubricant and skin protection, thus helping to repair damaged cells.
Thanks to Omega 9, the stool is favored through the lubricating action that these compounds have on the walls of the intestine, helping our body against constipation.
Antioxidant compounds such as vitamins and manganese are able to counteract the activity of free radicals. Free radicals are the by-product of human metabolism and are responsible for the emergence of various diseases. This is why macadamia nuts have always been considered by the Australian aborigines to be true long life elixirs. Finally, the fruits produced by the Macadamia plant are rich in flavonoids which, together with the substances listed above, contribute to counteract the circulation of free radicals in the blood. For this reason macadamia nuts, like many other superfoods in nature, are one of the most powerful antioxidants.
Being also rich in B vitamins, there are advantages on the functioning of human metabolism. Vitamin B1 is concerned with turning carbohydrates into energy, vitamin B6 is important for brain development. Vitamin A, which preserves the cells of hair, skin and eyes