Amazing For The Skin & Body – Inside & Out!
Did you know that studies have proven that Macadamia Nut Oil
- Lowers blood pressure = Great for Cardiovascular Health!
100 grams (~30 nuts) packs nearly 400 mg of potassium, a mineral which is known to help lower blood pressure. In fact, a recent study looked at different minerals and how they may affect blood pressure. Particular attention was paid to potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
“In conclusion, the present study points toward potassium, rather than magnesium or calcium, as the cause of lower blood pressures in populations and provides support for nutritional guidelines to increase dietary potassium to prevent hypertension.”
- Lowers LDL Cholesterol = Great for Heart Health!
It’s true! A 2008 follow-up study concluded that the “unique fatty acid profile” of macadamia nuts lowers LDL cholesterol in both men and women:
“Epidemiologic studies and clinical trials have demonstrated that the unique fatty acid profile of (macadamia) nuts beneficially affects serum lipids/lipoproteins, reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.”
- Palmitoleic acid in the oil helps to restore elasticity to the skin!
Did you know that palmitoleic acid (omega-7), found in sea buckthorn and macadamia nuts, has gained much popularity lately as a powerful tool in restoring elasticity to the skin?
“In more recent years, elite Hollywood actresses have used Omega-7 fats to rejuvenate the skin and promote healing of dry, cracked skin. It’s a powerful source of nourishment for the skin’s collagen, strengthening existing skin and repairing injuries.”
A 2004 study concluded that linolenic, linoleic, and oleic fatty acids (all found in high amounts in macadamia oil), are beneficial in healing damaged skin.
“…we showed that n-3 fatty acid induced a peak in nitric oxide at 3 hours postsurgery and an intense deposition of extracellular matrix after 5 days of treatment. Thus, our results suggest a relevant role and potential therapeutic implication for fatty acids on skin wound healing.“
- Helps prevent sunburn by retaining moisture in the skin!
Macadamia nuts also contain cinnamic acid, a natural plant chemical known for its sun protection properties. This chemical is found in many nut and seed oils and provides a variable SPF level of 6-8!
So, isn’t it time to get a bit nutty for Macadamia Nuts?