The Perfect Nut For Lowering Cholesterol and Boosting Heart Health
By Drew Canole
Fiber, Palmitoleic and oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acids), calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, selenium
Macadamia nuts are native to the east coast rainforests of Australia. They also grow in other humid locations like Brazil, Hawaii (chocolate covered macadamia anyone?), South Africa and the Middle Americas. One of the more popular nuts, Macadamia nuts have a sweet taste and are a rich source of energy.
Like Brazil Nuts, Macadamia Nuts are an excellent source of ENERGY. They are full of minerals and vitamins that contribute to overall health and vitality. Their fiber content makes them useful for healthy bowel function, low cholesterol, controlling blood sugar levels and maintaining healthy weight. The healthy fats help keep good cholesterol in our blood and bad cholesterol low, decreasing chances of heart disease and artery issues.
According to the American Heart Association,
“Monounsaturated fats can have a beneficial effect on your heart when eaten in moderation and when used to replace saturated fat and trans fat in your diet.”
Antioxidant properties: Macadamia nuts contain selenium, which is an important antioxidant cofactor. They also have small amounts of vitamin E and vitamin A. Together these give Macadamia nuts strong antioxidative properties, which means they protect cells against free radicals and cancer growth.
7 Ways To Enjoy Macadamia Nuts:
Macadamia nuts are usually eaten raw by cracking them in a nut cracking device.
#2 Ingredient in desserts
Macadamia nuts are sweet and easily blend with desert foods like cookies, sundaes and ice cream recipes.
Paleo Honey Roasted Macadamia Nut Ice Cream
Paleo Chocolate-Caramel Macadamia Nut Bites
Macadamia Nut “Ricotta”
Chocolate Chip ‘N’ Macadamia Nut Nut Cookies
Chocolate, Coconut and Macadamia Nut Tart (gluten free, paleo, vegan)
#3 Salad topping
Sprinkle crushed macadamia nuts on any salad or try some of these delicious recipes!
Spinach, Blood Orange And Macadamia Nut Salad
Avocado And Macadamia Nut Salad
#4 Macadamia butter
Gluten free and rich in protein and great for use in sauces and dressings.
#5 Macadamia oil
Similar to olive oil and adds a sweet undertone when used in cooking. Also great for healthy skin!
#6 Salad dressing ingredient
Vegan Creamy Pear And Macadamia Nut Salad Dressing
Beet, Fennel and Jicama Salad with Macadamia Nut Dressing
#7 Honey-Macadamia Nut Halibut
Don’t miss out on the amazing benefits of this tasty exotic nut!
Honey-Macadamia Nut Halibut
- ¼ cup macadamia nuts
- 4 4-ounce halibut fillets (1-inch thick)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- Chop nuts, spread on a cookie sheet, and toast in the oven or in a toaster on 350 degrees until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Check every minute or two and stir or spin tray around to toast evenly.
- Rinse fish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Heat oil in a skillet.
- Cook one side of fillet over medium heat for 4 minutes.
- Flip each fillet and cook for 3 minutes on the other side.
- While fish is in the pan, spread a layer of honey on each fillet and add a layer of nuts on top.
- Flip over and cook for 2 minutes and add honey and nuts to the top side.
- Flip again and cook 2 minutes.
- Halibut is cooked when the meat is no longer translucent.
- Remove from heat and serve.
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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