5 Major Macadamia Nut Butter Benefits
Wondering about macadamia nut butter benefits? We already know that there is a ton to love about macadamia nuts, including the fact that they’re loaded with good-for-you vitamins and minerals and the perfect addition to chocolate chip cookies. But blend ‘em up and you get a creamy snack that provides all of the same benefits and then some—including the ability to take a chocolate chip cookie to the next level, of course.
We’re passionate about our nut butters here at Ezra Cohen Montreal, and macadamia nut butter is no exception. So what are some of the benefits of eating it? Here are five of the biggest ones.
1. It’s chockful of nutrients. You’ll find a wide range of healthy fats in macadamia nut butter, including monounsaturated fats, which help lower levels of bad cholesterol and keep your heart healthy. You also get fiber, manganese, iron, vitamin B6, and thiamin, all in a nut that’s naturally low in carbohydrates and sugar.
2. It’s great for weight loss. Macadamia nuts, like most nuts, are a calorie dense food. However, macadamia nut butter is packed with fiber and protein, both of which help you get full faster and stay full for longer. And those monounsaturated fats we mentioned? Research suggest that these healthy fats—particularly palmitoleic acid, an omega-7 monounsaturated fat—can protect your body from unwanted weight gain.
3. It’s got lots of antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals in your body, in turn allowing cells to function more efficiently and lowering your risk of certain diseases. And you’ll find plenty of them in macadamia nut butter, in particular flavonoids (which lower cholesterol and help fight inflammation) and tocotrienols (which also lower cholesterol and may provide key protection for your brain).
4. It’s heart healthy. Hearts love macadamia nut butter almost as much as taste buds. That’s because tree nuts like macadamia nuts have been found to have a marked effect on cholesterol levels, including introducing healthy fats in place of problematic ones. That means fewer risk factors for heart problems, even the big ones like coronary artery disease.
5. It reduces your risk of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome refers to a range of diseases that include diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Some studies show that the nutrients found in plenty in macadamia nuts reduce the risk of these diseases by helping level out blood sugar, reduce body fat, and lower bad cholesterol. Not bad for such a simple snack
Ezra Cohen, Mcgill graduate and founder of Ezra Cohen Montreal, wants to share his love of nut butters (and all their benefits) with the world. Shop our product line today and find your new favorite nut butter!