Eating a handful of macadamias every day can play a role in helping maintain a healthy body weight.
There is a growing body of evidence that shows the importance of including nuts within a healthy diet without negative effects on body weight.17
The good news about nuts and our weight
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. In fact, eating macadamia nuts along with other tree nuts every day can be positive for maintaining a healthy body weight when compared to forgoing nuts. One well-known, five-year study called the PREDIMED Trial found eating nuts as part of a balanced diet resulted in a reduction in participants’ waist circumferences.18 Now that’s good news!
A delicious and healthy snack
Of course, nuts should be eaten as part of a balanced diet and this is so easy to do with Australian macadamias. This is because macadamias satisfy hunger and make us feel fuller for longer. Just one healthy handful can stop us from reaching for less beneficial foods. Macadamias are an all-natural wholefood that are also decadently delicious, so they make the perfect replacement for highly processed snack foods which can easily lead to weight gain.
Check out our recipe collection to find ways to incorporate a delicious healthy handful into your day.