Macadamia Nut Oil Beauty and It’s 5 Most Important Benefits

Macadamia

 

Synonyms of Macadamia: 

Australian Nut, Queensland Nut, Bush Nut, Baphal Nut

 

Scientific Name: Macadamia ternifolia FvMUELL

 

Family: Proteaceae (Protea Family)

 

Habitat:  Australia, Indonesia

 

Constituents:

 

Approximately 80% monounsaturated fatty acids of which about 50% is oleic acid and 20% palmitoleic acid, vitamins A, B, E, minerals.
Macadamia nut: about 70% fat, vitamin B, calcium, iron, phosphorus.

 

 

macadamia nut oil

 

 

1. BENEFITS ON THE SKIN

 

One of the antioxidants is squalene.   It is rare and has a particularly strong impact on our skin. Squalene is a naturally occurring antioxidant in our body, but adding more through this nut oil can help reduce oxidative stress on the body’s fats and the skin.

 

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As our skin ages it rapidly starts to lose Palmitoleic acid. This important fatty acid is the reason why macadamia is the perfect inclusion for mature skin types. By using macadamia oil topically, you restore your skin’s palmitoleic acid levels while maintaining a youthful glow.

 

2. ENERGY LEVELS

 

This nut-oil gives you a quick boost of energy to the body, something which the oil can also provide. However, you have to be careful with the dose (amount) of nuts and its oil while consuming, as it can quickly translate into weight gain and obesity, which comes with its own long list of health risks.

 

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3. STRENGTHENS THE HAIR

 

This oil penetrates hair more efficiently than some other oils, like mineral oil. Mineral oil can build up on your scalp. Over time, it can make your hair feel heavier and look duller.

 

4. RETAINS HEALTHY FATS

 

Although this isn’t a definitive health benefit, this Australian nut oil has a higher smoke point than other vegetable oils, like olive oil. Therefore, when you’re cooking with it, you are far less likely to burn off the beneficial fats, which are the main reason why you are using the oil in the first place.

 

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5. GREAT FOR COOKING

 

It is excellent for cooking because of its high smoke point of over 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It is typically higher than olive oil. This is important, because when oil begins to burn, it denatures and loses many of its health benefits, possibly become carcinogenic. 

 

DR. CASTRO LINKEDIN  (+7400 CONNECTIONS)





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I enjoy eating macadamia nuts but I did not know the benefits of cooking with the oil as I use olive oil. I also did not know the oil could be used for skin and hair! Thank you for such an interesting post! 🙂

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Too funny!!

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Very informative post. Thank you, Doc.

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Macadamia nuts are my favorites to eat. I usually splurge around holidays and birthdays but I did not know about the oil. i am going to look into buying some. Thanks for the info.

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Great post, I may use this oil for cooking, thanks.

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