Macadamia nuts (40 grams)
Macadamia nuts contain a wide range of nutrients and are a great source of monounsaturated fat .
One ounce (28 grams) contains roughly:
Many of the health benefits of macadamia nuts are related to heart health. This may be due to their high content of monounsaturated fat.
A number of studies have shown that diets rich in macadamia nuts can lower both total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol in those with high cholesterol levels .
A macadamia-rich diet even produced effects similar to a heart-healthy diet recommended by the American Heart Association .
In addition, macadamia nuts may reduce other risk factors for heart disease, including oxidative stress and inflammation .