Although our workplace provides us a healthy sense of community, some days are undeniably tough. The situation is made worse when we choose chai and oily fried snacks to beat the stress during tea break.
While our meal choices tend to be on the healthier side, smart snacking is just as important. But great news, there´s a new king of smart snacking in town: Australian macadamia nuts!
Move over overnight-soaked almonds, raisins in oatmeal, and plump-looking cashews; buttery tasting, crunchy macadamia nuts are all the rage in 2023!
After a long work day or in-between strenuous workouts, grab a handful of these decadent nuts and give yourself the gift of health.
Instead of a plate of chatpata sev puri, munching on macadamia nuts is a clever solution. Wondering why? Let’s jump right in.
5 incredible health benefits of Australian macadamia nuts
- Keep the heart healthier
Research shows that an average adult spends 10 hours of their day sitting down, eight of those at work. While we may not find the time to squeeze in a work-out session, we can find the time to eat macadamia nuts.
Macadamia nuts can contribute to a healthy blood pressure. They contain the amino acid arginine, which acts as a precursor to the chemical messenger nitric oxide that causes blood vessels to dilate and remain elastic – a little like relaxing the arteries. This can reduce blood pressure among other benefits.
Regular consumption of macadamias has been shown to improve the ratio of ‘good’ (HDL) and ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol, reduced risk of death from heart disease and a reduction in risk factors for cardiovascular and coronary heart disease.
So, you can enjoy a healthy handful of Australian macadamias today knowing they are doing your heart some good for the future!
- Reduce stress and anxiety
Maybe you are lucky and work in a great organisation, with a good work culture. For the other 99.9 % of Indians, workplaces can be a storehouse of stress and anxiety. Whether it is a bad boss who makes life miserable or just a plain bad day, stressing out has now become second nature.
Eating macadamia nuts on a regular basis can help you manage these stress levels a little better.
Research shows those who include macadamia nuts in their diet have lower rates of depression and anxiety as they are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Also, if you’ve noticed your skin breaking out due to stress, rest assured the Omega-3 fatty acids in macadamia nuts also work to help give you glowing skin.
- Keep the brain active
No, macher jhol alone won’t help you become smarter. But macadamia nuts possibly can. Macadamia nuts contain manganese, copper, and magnesium, all of which work actively towards maintaining the health of neurotransmitters in the brain. So, whether you need to pitch that revolutionary idea at work in two hours or help your child with their algebra homework, these nuts will have your back (and your brain).
- Aid in weight management
While many people used to think the high fat content of nuts would lead to weight gain, we now know nuts are full of health-supporting monounsaturated fats.
Eating a handful of macadamias every day can play a role in helping maintain a healthy body weight.
Macadamia nuts satisfy hunger and make us feel fuller for longer. They are
packed with fibre and protein, which makes you feel full faster and subsequently reduces hunger. And as a low carb snack, it won’t result in spikes to your blood sugar.
- Improve gut health
As a surprising yet welcome benefit, macadamias can improve your overall digestive system. Not only are macadamias an excellent source of fibre, they also contain prebiotics that support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
Prebiotics are also known to help reduce inflammation and a healthy gut lends to a reduced risk of diabetes and obesity.
An active digestive system leads to a spike in everyday levels of energy, an active mind, and helps maintain body weight. With vitamins A and B, macadamias can help accelerate fat metabolism and keep you in good shape.
With so many benefits, it’s hard not to switch to macadamia nuts, isn’t it? Did we forget? Macadamias taste heavenly too – even when not coated with chocolate. They are naturally buttery and delicious!
Ready to hop on the macadamia nut bandwagon? Let’s go! We’ve got room for everyone. Let’s choose a healthier, happier, and more delicious lifestyle.