Healthy Tips on Macadamias from our Naturopath
Do you still believe that eating nuts makes you fat?
According to the 2012 Nut Report, people who include a handful of tree nuts a day in their diets have a lower body mass index, less risk of chronic disease, and are less likely to gain weight than people not eating nuts.
According to Lisa Yates, advanced dietician and author of the report, tree nuts such as macadamias contain good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated), are high in protein and fibre, and are important for prevention of heart disease and diabetes.
Ian of Nudgel Nuts and Anthony from Tuckombil Natives both sell wonderful local macadamia nuts grown in the northern rivers and many other products made from them. We especially love the Macadamia Sprinkle from Ian on porridge in the mornings and the Macadamia Paste from Anthony on toast!
For more information and recipes for macadamia nuts and macadamia oil, see their Facebook page.