- Lowering the total cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol)²
- Increasing the levels of HDL (good cholesterol)³
Did you know that macadamia has some of the highest levels of flavonoids among tree nuts? These are antioxidants that neutralize free radicals that may trigger inflammation⁴.
Chronic inflammation is associated with numerous serious diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other heart diseases.
Protection Against or Improvement of Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes
Metabolic syndrome pertains to a group of factors occurring together that raise a person’s risk of developing serious illnesses like stroke and type 2 diabetes. They include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low good cholesterol, and high triglycerides.
Interestingly, one of the potential macadamia nuts benefits is that it can improve or protect against metabolic syndrome in people with t⁵. This is because they are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs)
On top of that, macadamia nuts also have a low glycemic index, which means it doesn’t affect blood sugar that much.