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Macadamia Nuts and Health

Macadamia nuts are good for low-carb diets.


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Macadamia Nuts

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Madadamia Nuts and Health

Although macadamia nuts are high in calories due to the fat content, the fat is nearly all monounsaturated, which can actually help reduce bad cholesterol.

Macadamia nuts are a good choice for low carbohydrate diets with only 4 grams net carbs per half-cup serving.

Macadamias are a good source of magnesium and potassium. They also contain copper, iron, niacin, phosphorus, thiamine and zinc.

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