Use it to sear fish, drizzle veggies, and make… milkshakes?
According to a sobering, new study from Tufts University, only 7 percent of American adults have good “cardiometabolic” health.
That means a staggering 93 percent of the population struggles with heart and blood sugar problems!
These include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and belly fat.
Fortunately, adding one delicious cooking oil to your daily routine can help WHIP your cardiometabolic health back into shape… even if you have less than ideal numbers.
I’m not talking about olive, avocado, or coconut oil, either.
While these popular oils do confer their own health benefits… there’s another, less-touted oil from “down under” that holds the No. 1 spot in my heart (and in my kitchen cabinet).
Plus, research links one health benefit after another to this tasty oil. Here’s why I suggest making it a kitchen staple immediately…
Australian nut oil packs a powerful punch
When it comes to protecting and improving your cardiometabolic health, I consider macadamia nut oil an absolutely essential tool. It’s made by extracting the nutrient-rich oil from Australian macadamia tree nuts.
And it’s essentially the only oil I ever use in my kitchen… even when whipping up some guilt-free dessert!
For one, its subtle, buttery flavor goes with just about any dish—be it garlicky shrimp scampi or yes, even an occasional chocolate milkshake!
Not to mention, macadamia nut oil has a much higher smoke point than olive or avocado oil—making it the ideal choice when you’re searing a nice filet of fish or meat on high heat.
I also drizzle it straight out of the bottle onto my fresh salad greens and roasted vegetables.
More importantly, macadamia nut oil is the richest plant source—on the ENTIRE PLANET—of heart-friendly monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). (It even has more than olive oil!) And these critical fats have been consistently shown to SLASH your risk of developing all the cardiometabolic problems I mentioned earlier.1,2
Specifically, MUFAs improve blood flow through the coronary arteries that supply the heart.3
That’s key—because poor blood flow, which happens when you develop “hardening of the arteries” (or atherosclerosis), is a MAJOR risk factor for suffering a catastrophic heart attack or stroke. And it’s more likely to occur when you’re overweight, suffer from high blood pressure, or smoke.
In one interesting study that looked at the effect of MUFAs on blood flow, researchers divided 64 overweight adults into two groups…
The first group replaced the saturated fats in their diets with MUFAs. The second group continued with their regular diet.
After just 10 weeks, the MUFA group experienced a “significant” improvement in blood flow through their arteries compared to baseline. And—as an added bonus—this group lost inches around their middle, too!
On the other hand, none of the participants in the control group (who maintained their regular diet) experienced any of these impressive improvements.
Macadamia nut oil also tames harmful inflammation and oxidative stress, two more big risk factors for cardiometabolic disease.
In fact, in another study, men who ate just 1.5 to 3 ounces (less than a handful) of macadamia nuts every day for just four weeks lowered their biomarkers of inflammation, oxidative stress, and thrombosis (blood clots).4
The researchers concluded that macadamia nuts could even “play a role” in the prevention of coronary artery disease! That’s quite the stamp of approval, especially considering how many doctors prefer to whip out prescription pads and get you on a statin drug at the first sign of heart trouble.
Now, let’s take a look at how macadamia nut oil can improve a lesser-known area of your cardiometabolic health…
Impressive blood sugar support
You may not realize it, but cardiometabolic health also refers to how well your body processes the No. 1 health saboteur: sugar.
But here again, macadamia nut oil can work wonders…
In fact, research shows people with Type 2 diabetes who adopt a diet high in MUFAs can SLASH their fasting blood sugar by a staggering 30 points. That’s good enough to get some people off their medication completely!5
Plus, MUFAs seem to improve your long-term blood sugar control (classified as HbA1c), too.
In one 2014 study, researchers looked at the effect of eating tree nuts (including macadamia nuts) in people with Type 2 diabetes.6
It turns out, people who ate just 56 grams of tree nuts daily (again, that’s just about a handful) had “significantly” lower fasting blood sugar and HbA1c compared to those who didn’t eat tree nuts.
(Remember, HbA1c measures blood sugar control over the past three months. It’s much more accurate than fasting blood sugar tests. So, the fact that eating macadamia nuts improved this important number, means it clearly passes the ultimate test!)
And that leads me to macadamia nut oil’s ability to aid in weight loss…
Cut belly weight without dieting
When my patients start incorporating macadamia nut oil into their cooking, they often notice a difference in their waistline within just weeks…
And that’s no surprise since this Aussie oil retains high amounts of leucine, an amino acid that helps burn fat and regulate glucose.
Of course, this is a main reason why macadamia nut oil is heavily featured in my own A-List Diet. Plus, the science backs it all up…
In one study, a group of overweight men and women with Type 2 diabetes followed a high-MUFA diet for one year.7
During that time, they lost nearly 9 pounds AND reduced their belly fat (visceral fat). Remember, belly fat is particularly dangerous because it wraps around your internal organs, triggers inflammation, and promotes cardiometabolic disease.
Avoid a ticking time bomb
The vast majority of people in this country live under the constant threat of developing cardiometabolic disease.
But the bigger tragedy here is we can all AVOID the ticking time bomb—and whip our heart and blood sugar into shape—simply by adding macadamia nut oil to our diet.
Truth be told, it could replace every single oil in your cabinet, as it truly enhances any kind of dish that you enjoy preparing—whether you’re sautéing, frying, drizzling, or baking.
I even go so far as to describe it as a “Golden Godsend” that transforms every meal from ordinary to “HEAVENLY.”
Plus, in addition to the all-important MUFAs, macadamia nut oil contains lots of potassium, magnesium, calcium, selenium, vitamin E, niacin, and folic acid, which support your overall health.
You can find macadamia nut oil online and in most grocery stores. Just be sure to opt for a natural variety stored in a dark, glass container without any additives, preservatives, or trans fats.
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- “Monounsaturated fats from plant and animal sources in relation to risk of coronary heart disease among US men and women.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2018; 107(3): 445–453. doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqx004
- “10 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Macadamia Nuts.” Healthline, 5/23/19. (healthline.com/nutrition/macadamia-nuts)
- “Isoenergetic replacement of dietary saturated with monounsaturated fat via macadamia nuts enhances endothelial function in overweight subjects.” e-SPEN Journal, 2013; 8(3): e113-e119. doi.org/10.1016/j.clnme.2013.02.003.
- “Macadamia nut consumption modulates favourably risk factors for coronary artery disease in hypercholesterolemic subjects.” Lipids, 2007;42(6):583-7. Doi.org/10.1007/s11745-007-3042-8.
- “Fight Your Diabetes With Fat.” Prevention, 11/17/11. (prevention.com/health/health-conditions/a20436096/fight-diabetes-with-mufas/)
- “Metabolic Effects of Monounsaturated Fatty Acid–Enriched Diets Compared With Carbohydrate or Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid–Enriched Diets in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.” Diabetes Care, 2016; 39(8): 1448–1457. doi.org/10.2337/dc16-0513
- “Effect of Tree Nuts on Glycemic Control in Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Dietary Trials.” PLoS One, 2014; 9(7): e103376. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103376
- “One-Year Comparison of a High–Monounsaturated Fat Diet With a High-Carbohydrate Diet in Type 2 Diabetes.” Diabetes Care, 2009; 32(2):215-220. doi.org/10.2337/dc08-0687