Heart Health, The high oleic acid content in macadamia nut oil (even higher than olive oil) makes it important for rebalancing your cholesterol levels and actually reducing the levels of triglycerides in the blood. Macadamia nut oil has balanced Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids making it optimal for the human body as a source of these fats.
Research has revealed that macadamia nut oil contains a high level of antioxidants, including tocotrienols, which can have a powerful effect on the overall health of the body. Antioxidants are molecules that neutralize free radicals, the dangerous by products of cellular metabolism that can cause a wide range of chronic diseases, including cancer, apoptosis, and cell mutation. The high antioxidant content in macadamia nut oil makes it a potent addition to your immune system and can help to clean out your entire system.
Some of the antioxidants in macadamia nut oil have been linked to boosting eye health, namely by preventing macular degeneration and slowing the development of cataracts. This is achieved through the same free-radical-neutralizing process as the other antioxidant effects of macadamia nut oil.
One of the antioxidants in macadamia nut oil, squalene, is rare and has a particularly strong impact on our skin. Squalene is a naturally occurring antioxidant in our body, but adding more through macadamia nut oil can help reduce oxidative stress on the body’s fats and the skin, helping to prevent wrinkles, age spots, slow healing rates, and other signs of aging.
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