Macadamia Oil for Healthy Skin and Body

Macadamia Nut Oil for Skin and Body Health

By Dr. Michelle Kmiec

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Did you know Macadamia Oil can help your skin retain moisture, repair damage, reduce acne and other scars, and regain elasticity?

Did you know Macadamia Oil also helps to reduce blood pressure, and balance LDL (cholesterol) levels in the body?

Studies into the properties of Oil have proven the following health benefits:

Health Benefits of Macadamia

Lowers blood pressure = Great for cardiovascular health

100 g of nuts (~30 nuts) contains nearly 400 mg of potassium, which is known for its blood pressure lowering properties. A recent study took a look at the effects of different minerals, and how they may affect blood pressure; primarily potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

“In conclusion, the present study points toward potassium, rather than magnesium or calcium, as the cause of lower blood pressures in populations and provides support for nutritional guidelines to increase dietary potassium to prevent hypertension.”

Macadamia oil lowers LDL cholesterol

A 2008 follow-up study concluded that “unique fatty acid profile” of macadamia nuts lowered LDL cholesterol in both men and women:

“Epidemiologic studies and clinical trials have demonstrated that the unique fatty acid profile of (macadamia) nuts beneficially affects serum lipids/lipoproteins, reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.”

Palmitoleic acid in the oil regains elasticity in the skin

Palmitoleic acid (omega-7), found in sea buckthorn and macadamia nuts, has recently gained recognition as a powerful tool in regaining elasticity of the skin.

“… Omega-7 fats rejuvenate the skin and promote healing of dry, cracked skin. It is a powerful source of nourishment for the skin’s collagen, strengthening existing skin and repairing injuries.”

The high Fatty Acid content reduces scars

A 2004 study concluded that linolenic, linoleic, and oleic fatty acids (all found in high amounts in macadamia oil), are beneficial in healing damaged skin.

“…we showed that n-3 fatty acid induced a peak in nitric oxide at 3 hours postsurgery and an intense deposition of extracellular matrix after 5 days of treatment. Thus, our results suggest a relevant role and potential therapeutic implication for fatty acids on skin wound healing.“

Helps prevent sunburn by retaining moisture in the skin

And on top of all of this, macadamia nuts also contains a natural plant chemical known for its sun protection properties; cinnamic acid. This chemical is found in many nut and seed oils and provides a variable SPF level of 6-8!

So, isn’t it time to get a bit nutty for Macadamia?

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About the author:

dr michelle kmiecDr. Michelle Kmiec is a licensed chiropractor who also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. She is life-long athlete who after curing herself 100% naturally from autoimmune neurological symptoms and anxiety, became an avid nutrition health researcher/promoter, Founder of the natural health website Online Holistic Health and author of Healthcare Freedom Revolution: Exposing the Lies, Deceit and Greed of the Medical Profession.

You can follow Dr. Michelle’s work with Online Holistic Health through her website, on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 


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