Tea tree oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil – these beauty products of the previous years are not so relevant now. In 2015, the title of miracle oil can go to the magic macadamia nut oil.
Our body and skin can get macadamia oil in several ways. First of all, if you include these nuts in your diet. Secondly, you can include macadamia oil in your home beauty recipes. And thirdly, you can seek macadamia oil in the cosmetics produced by your favorite manufacturers.
Macadamia nuts contain healthy fats These nuts are quite high in calories, but useful. A large amount of monounsaturated fatty acids, represented by oleic and palmitoleic acid, provide health benefits. The amount of monounsaturated fats as part of all fats contained in macadamia nuts reaches 82.6%. For comparison, olive oil contains from 70 to 80% of monounsaturated fats.
Macadamia oil for the skin
Why do beauticians call macadamia “a miracle product of 2015”? Due to its extremely useful composition, of course. A rich blend of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants makes it possible to use this product for health benefits. All the substances that beauticians call anti-aging and hydrating are contained in these nuts: they include calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamins A and E, flavonoids, and fatty acids. These ingredients support the overall health of cells, contribute to their renewal and hydration, and neutralize free radicals.
Moreover, macadamia oil is known to contain squalene. This substance protects the cells from oxidative processes; it is a natural antioxidant that combats skin damage from sunlight and synthesizes vitamin D. Macadamia can increase the amount of squalene in the skin.
Another important component that is contained in macadamia is palmitoleic acid, a moisturizing and nourishing substance. It makes the skin more supple and radiant. If you try to put macadamia oil on the problem dry skin, you will see how quickly the flaws will disappear.
Macadamia oil for weight loss
Macadamia nuts contain large amounts of B vitamins, which support the metabolic function active. In addition, nutritionists like macadamia nuts for their having a large amount of fibers in their composition. Just 11 nuts will give you almost 10% of the daily amount of fiber. In addition, macadamia nuts contain a lot of fatty acids, so it is ideal for snacking. This nut retains the feeling of satiety for a long time and does not cause cravings for sweets. This makes macadamia much more effective for health and weight loss than any other nuts.
Macadamia oil is an expensive product, but it is popular not only as a fashionable skin care product, but also as oil for cooking. In some culinary reference books, macadamia oil is considered ideal for cooking; it is thought to be even more suitable than olive or rapeseed oil. The point is to use it for heat processing rather than for filling salads (olive oil can hardly be replaced in this sense). Macadamia oil has a high smoke point temperature, unlike olive and rape oil which produce smoke at lower temperatures. In other words, when heating, macadamia oil gives practically no smoke.
Another plus is the pleasant aroma of macadamia oil. Therefore, when added to salads and sauces, this oil enriches the taste quality of dishes.
Another popular recipe of the year 2015 is coffee with macadamia milk. A few years earlier, latte with almond or soy milk was a real gourmet discovery, but now trendy cafes will offer latte with macadamia nut milk. Some experts say that this latte may taste best of all. However, just a few American coffee shops have declared their willingness to offer such coffee to their customers.
Macadamia may have only one minus – its high cost. Macadamia oil for cooking is a very expensive product. The use of macadamia oil in cosmetic products also increases its cost, but not so much. In addition, budget brands are also available, and their lines include creams, lotions and shower gels with a magic nut.