Protection Against Cancer
Flavonoids have cancer-fighting properties and macadamia nuts also contain a type of vitamin E that’s reported to have powerful anticancer properties⁶.
However, please note that the study about vitamin E is animal-based. Hence, we need further research on this.
Reminders When Consuming Macadamia Nuts
Do you want to make the most of the possible macadamia nuts benefits? Keep these tips in mind:
- While we based the nutritional content on 100g, note that a healthy serving is way LESS than that. Reports say a serving should only be about 10 pieces or about an ounce. Macadamia nuts are calorie-dense, so be careful with overeating.
- As much as possible, consume raw macadamia. If you can’t, consider the dry-roasted variety instead. Avoid the oil-roasted variety as they may have added fats.
- You can snack on whole nuts or use them as a replacement for other less healthy ingredients. Case in point, you can sprinkle chopped nuts on salad instead of bacon. You can also top soups with chopped nuts instead of croutons.
Once again, choose macadamia nuts carefully. When they are oil-roasted or dipped into sweetened chocolates, you may be getting unnecessary fats, sugars, or salts from them.
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