With a low carb content and as a good source of fibre, it’s not a surprise that macadamia nuts may help balance blood sugar. They also make a useful contribution towards our mineral intake, including magnesium and potassium, both of which play a part in our body’s blood sugar management system.
Like other tree nuts, macadamia contain beneficial compounds including tocotrienols, a type of vitamin E. As well as being useful in our fight against heart disease and cancer these compounds have been shown to be neuro-protective.
Although well known for their high fat content, macadamia nuts shouldn’t be feared. They’re the richest of nuts for heart-friendly mono-unsaturated fats and, as such, they help manage cholesterol and modulate our risk of heart disease.