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Beautify your skin naturally with local macadamias

Beautify your skin naturally with local macadamias



4 July 2013
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Most Australians know that macadamias are good for your health, but did you know that Australia's native nut also contains powerful beauty benefits?

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, Nicole Senior, said we should look to the wonderful properties of macadamias as a natural way to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, retain skin suppleness and achieve a healthy, radiant glow.

"Macadamias contain useful amounts of manganese, an antioxidant and essential mineral required for skin collagen production. Like other nuts, macadamias may also help to lower the glycemic index of the diet which may help reduce acne for teenagers, especially when eaten instead of highly processed snacks ," she said.   

Ms Senior said to help achieve the best results you should pair daily macadamia consumption with regular application of macadamia nut oil. "It's light, non-greasy and effectively penetrates the surface of your complexion to help moisten dry skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

"Macadamia nut oil contains high levels of palmitoleic acid, an omega 7 fatty acid believed to help skin retain suppleness. It also has good amounts of vitamin E and squalene. These nutrients may help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin ," Ms Senior said.

TOP BEAUTY BENEFITS OF AUSTRALIAN MACADAMIAS*

  • Macadamias contain useful amounts of manganese, an antioxidant and essential mineral required for collagen production in the skin
  • Like other nuts, macadamias may help to lower the glycemic index (GI) of the diet so eating a handful a day may help reduce acne and keep skin looking healthy
  • Macadamia nut oil is light, non-greasy and helps moisten dry skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Macadamia nut oil  also contains high amounts of palmitoleic acid (an omega 7 fatty acid) which is a major component of young skin and is believed to help mature skin retain suppleness
  • Macadamia nut oil contains vitamin E and squalene which are natural antioxidants. These antioxidants may reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin

About Nicole Senior APD,AN: Nicole Senior is a well respected Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, writer, speaker and consultant with 20 years experience in the field.  Nicole is author of four books: Food Myths, Belly Busting for Blokes, Eat to Beat Cholesterol and Heart Food and also contributes articles to magazines and online.  She is a regular nutrition commentator in the mainstream and social media.

About Australian Macadamia Society: The Australian Macadamia Society is a body of approximately 650 Australian members representing all facets of the macadamia industry in Australia. Whilst the majority of members are growers, membership also includes such diverse occupations as processors, administrators, business people, investors, marketers, consultants, researchers, engineers, teachers and other macadamia enthusiasts.

It is estimated that 80% of Australian growers are members of the Society and that they produce 96% of the Australian annual production. The AMS was founded with the objectives of promoting and coordinating all aspects of the industry, to encourage free exchange of ideas and information and to foster goodwill among members.

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