Regular intake of Macadamia nuts helps in preventing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Loaded with a type of vitamin E called tocotrienols, these nuts shield brain cells from the effects of glutamate – an anion of glutamic acid that may lead to various degenerative brain conditions. These nuts also protect the brain from various types of oxidative stress.
Macadamia nuts contain abundant reserves of MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids), which are healthy fats. These fatty acids aid in lowering the levels of low-density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol and triglycerides and ups the level of good cholesterol. Consumption of these nuts prevents formation of clots in the blood vessels and reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
‘Mac Nuts’ are a powerhouse of flavonoids that aid in fighting free radicals and prevent cell damage. The antioxidants released into the blood stream help in boosting immunity thus providing enough strength and energy for the body in fighting various infections