Interestingly, a small study in people with high cholesterol noted that. A diet rich in macadamia nuts reduced levels of this blood marker as much as a heart-healthy. Low-fat diet recommended by the American Heart Association.
What’s more, eating 1.5–3 ounces (42–84 grams) of macadamia nuts each day may significantly reduce markers of inflammation. Such as leukotriene B4. Inflammation is a risk factor for heart disease UFABET
Researchers believe the heart benefits of macadamia nuts may come from their high monounsaturated fat content.
This fat is consistently linked to better heart health and a lower risk of stroke and fatal heart attacks.
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors. Including high blood sugar and cholesterol levels. That raise your risk of stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes .
Research shows that macadamia may protect against both metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
For instance, one recent review linked diets rich in tree nuts. Including macadamia nuts, to reductions in fasting blood sugar levels.
The diets included in this review had people eat 1–3 ounces (28–84 grams) of tree nuts per day. They experienced significantly improved levels of hemoglobin A1c, a marker of long-term blood sugar control.
Furthermore, diets rich in monounsaturated fats. Which comprise 80% of the fat in macadamia nuts — may help reduce risk factors for metabolic syndrome. Especially in people with type 2 diabetes .
In general, nut intake is also linked to lower blood sugar and body weight in people with metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes.