Agristar decided to specialise in tree nuts due to their longevity, sustainability and high intrinsic value. In addition, tree nuts offer numerous health benefits including:

Promoting Heart Health

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Studies have shown that people consuming a diet high in macadamia nuts have the same amounts of cholesterol as those on a low-fat diet. Macadamia nuts are also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which can make platelets less sticky and less likely to form clots in blood vessels. This can prevent a heart attack or stroke.

A report by the American Heart Association states that men whose diets included a large quantity of nuts had a decreased risk of death by heart disease. This is because the monounsaturated fats in nuts (including macadamia nuts) can improve lipid blood profiles. The nuts are also believed to lower blood pressure – thereby contributing to heart health. Certain sources attribute this quality of macadamia nuts to their potassium content.

Improve Blood Sugar

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Nuts, in general, are known to relieve the impact of certain health issues that come along with diabetes. This statement is further proved by a Canadian study – which talks about how tree nuts can improve glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Macadamia nuts have a unique profile of macro and micronutrients and other bioactive compounds that help improve blood sugar levels and counter the ill effects of diabetes.

Aid Weight Loss

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Macadamia nuts are low in carbohydrates, but slightly higher in calories. They are also a good source of fibre and having a few every morning with breakfast can keep your hunger pangs at bay.

Improve Bone Health

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Macadamia nuts are good sources of calcium, magnesium and potassium – the three minerals that help prevent bone demineralisation. And, they are low in sodium.

Support Gut Health

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Macadamia nuts contain both soluble and insoluble fibre – these flush toxins out of the body and aid digestion. The nuts are particularly rich in copper, which supports the enzymatic reactions that improve digestive health.

Relieve Inflammation

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One study suggests that the consumption of macadamia nuts can help relieve inflammation, which can otherwise cause coronary heart disease, whilst another study talks about the efficacy of macadamia nut oil in treating inflammation. Macadamia nuts are also good sources of alpha-linolenic acid, a type of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid that helps treat inflammation and prevents subsequent arthritis.

Boost Healthy Fats

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Macadamia nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats… the healthy fats! They are 75% fat, but mostly the monounsaturated type. Other reports state that macadamia nuts boost HDL, the good cholesterol, and lower LDL, the bad cholesterol.

Improve Brain Health

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Another important component of macadamia nuts is oleic acid – which is the same healthy fat found in olive oil. This acid keeps the blood pressure low and can help to prevent a stroke, thereby preserving brain health. Another acid in the nuts is palmitoleic acid, an important component of myelin (myelin is a fatty layer that protects nerve cells in the brain). A few other nutrients in macadamia nuts are copper, vitamin B1, manganese and magnesium – all of which aid the production of healthy neurotransmitters.

Also, the omega-9 that these nuts contain helps improve mood. The fatty acid can even enhance memory and prevent several neurological diseases. One study talks about the importance of omega-9 in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

Aid In Anaemia Treatment

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Macadamia nuts contain some iron, and this can help treat anaemia. However, we advise you to include other iron-rich foods like spinach in your diet. Also, including vitamin C in your diet can improve iron absorption and help prevent anaemia.

Energy Boost

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The complex carbs these nuts are made of can spike your energy levels. And the fats can sustain the energy.

Boost Metabolism

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The monounsaturated fatty acids in macadamia nuts can accelerate fat metabolism. Consuming tree nuts, in general, has been linked to a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome.

Relieve Stress

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Studies have shown that nuts can help relieve oxidative stress and they are also loaded with antioxidants – which help beat stress as well. This is because antioxidants fight free radicals, high levels of which can lead to oxidative stress and an increased risk of disease.

Improve Skin Health

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The essential fatty acids in macadamia nuts play a role in skin health, and this is particularly true with macadamia nut oil. The palmitoleic acid in the nuts is another essential fatty acid that hydrates the skin, promotes skin healing and supports the health of cell membranes.

Strengthen Hair

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The palmitoleic acid treats dry hair and strengthens hair roots. Massaging your hair regularly with macadamia nut oil makes it shine, stimulates hair growth and rebuilds hair elasticity.

Omega 7

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Omega 7 benefits your cardiovascular system, weight, skin, and even energy levels. Macadamias are an excellent natural source of Omega 7.

Delicious

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When dried Macadamia Nuts end up with a rich, buttery flavour that makes for a delicious, healthy snack!

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