These nuts are high in healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (especially palmitoleic acid), help balance omega 3s and omega 6s, and help manage cholesterol levels by increasing the production of protective high-density lipoproteins (HDL) while suppressing the unhealthy low-density lipoproteins (LDL). This helps macadamia reduce the risk of heart diseases, stroke, and anti-inflammatory diseases. The nuts themselves also contain no cholesterol.
Macadamia nuts are a good source of phytonutrients and phytochemicals, like tocopherols and tocotrienols, which help slow down the aging process; promote new cell and tissue growth; and help reduce the risk of certain cancers like breast, cervical, gastrointestinal, lung, stomach, and prostate cancer. Furthermore, macadamia nuts help promote healthy bone and teeth formation, regulate the body's fluid balance, boost the immune system, enhance the nervous system, promote healthy skin, and relieve Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
Only recently has modern medicine unlocked the secrets of coconut. Coconut can help prevent obesity, since it speeds up metabolism while providing an immediate energy source with fewer calories than other fats. It also helps promote healthy thyroid function and reduces fatigue.
Coconut helps improve heart and brain health with its short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids which have no negative effect on cholesterol ratios (unlike long-chain fatty acids which make up nearly 98% of all fatty acids consumed.) Coconut is trans-fat free.
Coconut contains an impressive 61% dietary fiberall insoluble fiber, meaning the body cannot digest or derive calories from it, so it does not affect blood sugar. Coconut is also good at reducing sweet cravings due to this fiber and healthy fat content.
In addition, coconut helps improve digestion (and reduce inflammation and other symptoms of digestive issues) by supporting the proper absorption of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.