Macadamia Nuts (Roasted Lightly Salted)
Roasted & Lightly Salted Macadamia nuts
Ingredients: Macadamia Nuts, Salt
Benefits of Macadamia Nuts:
Adding macadamia nuts to your diet could lower your total cholesterol and low-density cholesterol (LDL) levels, also known as “bad” cholesterol. Having too high levels of LDL can lead to plaque buildup in your arteries, leading to heart disease or stroke.
Macadamia nuts are high in monounsaturated fats, some of which can help individuals with type 2 diabetes. Seventeen percent of the total fat in macadamia nuts is comprised of omega-7 palmitoleic acid. It is present in all tissues in the body, but more is found in the liver. Omega-7 palmitoleic acid has been able to increase insulin sensitivity by suppressing inflammation and inhibit the destruction of pancreatic beta cells, the cells that create insulin.
Macadamia nuts contain a generous amount of a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid called oleic acid. A diet high in oleic acid for four weeks has been linked to a reduced blood pressure.
Macadamia nuts are full of vitamins and minerals that help keep your bones strong like phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, and calcium. All of these minerals are vital in bone and teeth mineralization as well as the absorption of nutrients. Calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus are needed to support an increase in bone mass. Manganese helps the body deposit new bone tissue where needed.
Macadamia nuts contain both soluble and insoluble fiber that helps you maintain a healthy blood pressure and remove toxins from the body.
The oleic acid content in macadamia nuts may help prevent ulcerative colitis. When researchers participants who consumed daily oleic acid versus those who did not, they found that those who did consume daily oleic acid were 89 percent less likely to have ulcerative colitis.
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 21 g||32%|
|Saturated fat 3.4 g||17%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0.4 g|
|Monounsaturated fat 17 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 1.4 mg||0%|
|Potassium 104.3 mg||2%|
|Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g||1%|
|Dietary fiber 2.4 g||9%|
|Sugar 1.3 g|
|Protein 2.2 g||4%|
|Vitamin A||0%||Vitamin C||0%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||5%|
|*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|