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Unlock The Power Of Macadamia Nuts And Chocolate

Dani Du Toit -

Can chocolate-covered macadamia nuts really be a healthy snack? It may sound too good to be true, but macadamia nuts and chocolate both have a rich offering of health benefits. Let’s examine how macadamia nuts and chocolate can form a superfood snack alliance to help you tackle your day with optimal health.  

Macadamia Nuts And Chocolate Solve The Midday Snack Problem

Our modern lives place a lot of demands on our time and energy. Far too many of us have experienced the feeling of realizing it’s the middle of the afternoon and we haven’t had lunch yet. 

Once you’ve hit your hunger wall, your body lets you know that you’ve gone too long without sustenance. Finding something to eat when you’re on the go frequently means settling for unhealthy options out of desperation. Or binging on whatever you can grab that will satisfy your intense hunger. 

It can wreak havoc on your mental performance and your physical health. 

Macadamia Nuts Are The Perfect Midday Energy Boost

Macadamia nuts are a great grab-and-go snack with a stable energy source that can satisfy your hunger, nourish your body, and keep your mind sharp. 

Macadamia nuts have a high concentration of heart-healthy, monounsaturated fats (MUFAs). MUFAs have been shown to decrease risk of heart disease, and even promote weight loss. They’ve also been shown to improve blood cholesterol levels and could be a helpful tool if you’re looking to control your cholesterol

Another benefit of all those MUFAs is that they won’t spike your blood sugar. For this reason, macadamia nuts are a great snack option for diabetics or people struggling with insulin-resistance and pre-diabetes. 

Macadamias are also loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that can help your body fight inflammation and prevent cellular damage from free-radicals. They may help lower your risk factors for chronic disease.

Dark Chocolate Is A Nutrient-Dense Superfood 

Dark chocolate contains powerful antioxidants that may reduce your risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and even help prevent cancer. In fact, they have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any food. Those antioxidants may also help lower cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and boost brain function. 

It also contains high levels of iron and magnesium, two critical nutrients that can boost your energy production levels. Magnesium is crucial for brain and heart health, nerve function, and much more. 

Harness The Power Of Chocolate And Macadamia Nuts  

There is nothing quite as indulgent and luxurious as macadamia nuts in chocolate. Although chocolate-covered macadamia nuts are a much-loved treat, classic versions may not have been living up to their true superfood potential.

Quality is everything. Macadamia nuts are fragile and can spoil easily, making them stale and less nutrient-dense. High quality dark chocolate is also crucial to ensure adequate levels of antioxidants and nutrients. 

So House of Macadamias set out to harness the powers of both superfoods to create a modern twist on this well-loved snack. We took our practice of producing the highest quality macadamias and added a rich dark chocolate coating. So you get the nutritional benefits of all those heart-healthy fats and antioxidants. They’re half-dipped, so you can indulge without any extra guilt.

The result is a nutritionally-dense snack that will satisfy your hunger and keep you fueled for longer. With 269 calories per serving and only 2g net carbs, our chocolate dipped macadamias will help you feel sated and ready to take on the rest of your day. No blood sugar spikes included. You’ll also get the nutritional benefits of all those heart-healthy fats and antioxidants. 

Another decadent but healthy option that’s easy to throw in your bag for a midday snack is our dark chocolate macadamia bars.

And if you want to try your hand at creating your own macadamia and chocolate superfood snack, try this recipe for a chocolate-based macadamia nut fruit bark.

If you’re looking for a new healthy snack to keep around the house or take on the go, give one of these options a try. They’re easy to throw into your bag as you run out the door and have many health benefits—not just for your brain, but also for your heart. Combining macadamia nuts with chocolate is the superfood snack duo we need. And deserve.