Secrets of the Superhuman Food Pyramid: Benefits of Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia nut oil, though more popularly used as a beauty aid, has in fact manifold benefits when included in one’s diet. Extracted from the nut meat of the macadamia tree which is indigenous in Australia, macadamia nut oil was then considered an exotic product. However, the crop eventually got propagated and cultivated in other parts of the world. Hawaii became the country’s main producer of macadamia, and California and Florida soon followed suit in commercially growing the crop. Robust local production of macadamias is a fortunate thing as it means we can easily access macadamia nut oil so as to be able to take advantage of its healthful goodness.

Read further and discover more about the benefits of macadamia nut oil and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends you include this source of dietary fats to help in your quest to Become Superhuman.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits:

One standout characteristic of macadamia nut oil is that it is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids while noticeably low in saturated fatty acids. This is what makes it heart-healthy, much like olive oil and coconut oil. As it turns out, such a fatty acids profile is capable of lowering the LDL cholesterol, otherwise known as the bad cholesterol, in the blood.

Macadamia nut oil has a properly balanced omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids content as well, which is at 1-to-1 ratio. Both are considered essential fatty acids, which simply means they are not manufactured by the body, and consequently have to be supplemented through the diet. Omega-3 acts as an anti-inflammatory, while omega-6 functions more as a pro-inflammatory. It is for this reason a proper balance of these essential fatty acids has to be maintained, otherwise chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases may develop. Including macadamia nut oil on a regular basis in your diet should then help achieve this crucial essential fatty acids balance.

Macadamia nut oil is very rich in phytochemicals like squalene, tocotrienols and tocopherols. These compounds protect against oxidation of this edible oil, making it suitable for unrefrigerated storage for up to two years. What’s best, these very same phytochemicals, when ingested by including macadamia nut oil in your diet, help protect against oxidative stress to again prevent the development of oxidative stress-induced diseases like cancer.

Macadamia Nut Oil’s Practical Uses:

As was mentioned, macadamia nut oil is more popular as a beauty aid. Because it gets easily absorb by the skin without leaving a greasy and heavy feeling, it can be used on its own as a moisturizer for the skin and hair. You can also combine it with organic beeswax for a homemade lip gloss.

When making hummus with chickpea, organic tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil, opt to add a dash of macadamia nut oil prior to serving to add that characteristic nutty aroma and flavor.  Macadamia nut oil has a significantly high smoking point of 413 degrees Fahrenheit or 210 degrees Celsius as well, making it a great substitute for frying and baking.

In the next post, I’ll tell you the benefits of organic grass-fed butter and why you should eat it to help in your quest to Become Superhuman.

In the meantime, if you care to jump ahead, here is a complete listing of the dietary sources of fats on the Superhuman Food Pyramid:




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