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Macadamia Allergy

Macadamia nuts are native to Australian fields and have gained popularity over time owing to their medicinal value especially to people with high Cholesterol level in their systems. The macadamia nuts contain monounsaturated fats which is a key compound for controlling cholesterol levels. The nuts contain components that are relevant to one’s health and these components include natural oils, protein, dietary fiber, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins (Vitamin B1, B2, B5, B6 and E), Antioxidants, as well as 3040 Kilojoules per 100g/747 calories. All these nutrients will boost your general health by reducing risks of cardiac conditions, prevention of free radical damage and most importantly, reduce rate of cancer in your body.

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Nut allergies

A common form of allergy that affects millions of people globally is that of allergies to tree nuts. This is characterized by extreme sensitivity to products created in part with tree nuts that generates an extreme reaction in a person’s immune system. The resulting physical symptoms from this hypersensitivity can be mild or extreme and can hospitalize or cause death. Examples of tree nuts are walnuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios, chestnuts, pecans, cashews, macadamia nuts, pine nuts and hazelnuts. There are rare instances of allergies of one person to many if not all forms of nuts available and as a safety precaution they are advised to avoid any and all nuts available. For the majority though, this is not the issue even though some proteins in nuts to which one is allergic to is present in nuts to which they are not allergic to. Increased sensitization to any nuts will occur with prolonged exposure to the particular nut generating variations of allergic reactions from mild to extreme symptoms.

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