You’d have to eat 12 ounces of wild Alaskan salmon to get enough omega-3’s to balance out the omega-6 fats found in just one tablespoon of commercial mayonnaise!
And if you’re a mayonnaise lover, this is bad news for your health. A diet that is high in omega-6 fats:
- Increases inflammation
- Promotes cellular damage
- Encourages the body to store calories as fat
- Promotes physical aging
- Increases oxidation of LDL cholesterol
- Much more!
Not to mention that the first ingredient in most commercial mayonnaise is soybean oil. Not only is this industrial food oil extremely high in omega-6, it is also chemically refined and almost always genetically modified.
And if you opt for a so-called “healthy” mayo alternative – like Vegenaise, you’re not doing any better. Despite its claim of being “heart healthy”, this mayonnaise is still made with omega-6 rich oils – including canola, grapeseed and safflower. In other words, it contains the very same highly-inflammatory fats you get in a cheap jar of Kraft, Miracle Whip or Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise.
Is “Healthy Mayonnaise” an Oxymoron?
But what if you could enjoy all of the creamy goodness of mayonnaise – in your favorite summer chicken salad or spread onto a BLT – that actually helped reduce inflammation… promote cellular health… and slim unsightly belly fat… all while fostering a healthy omega-3 to omega-6 ratio?
Well, now you can.
For years we were told to avoid the famous French condiment for its high fat content. But the AMOUNT of fat is not the problem. It is the TYPE of fat that is the real issue.
Introducing… Mediterranean MUFA Mayo
In today’s healthy makeover, we rely on macadamia nut oil to create a rich, silky mayo that pairs perfectly with your favorite foods.
Unlike the omega-6 rich canola or soybean or seed oils you typically find in mayonnaise, macadamia nut oil is predominantly comprised of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). These are the same fats found in olive oil and credited with the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which include:
- Reduced risk of cancers (including breast, colon and prostate)
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Lower risk of overweight and obesity
- Less belly fat
- Lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s
While you could use olive oil or avocado oil for this recipe (and still get all of the health benefits of MUFAs), macadamia’s neutral and slightly nutty flavor is perfect for achieving a traditional mayo flavor.
Paleo Macadamia Mayonnaise
Yield: 20 Tbsp.
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp.
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup macadamia nut oil (try Olivado)
- 1 pastured egg
- 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp. organic mustard powder
- In a food processor or blender, combine egg, lemon juice, and mustard powder.
- Very slowly, one tablespoon at a time, add in the macadamia oil while continuing to blend until oil and lemon mixture emulsifies.
- Season with salt to taste and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for one week.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
100 calories, 11 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 10 g monounsaturated fat, 0.5 g polyunsaturated fat, 0 g sugar, 0 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber
To Your Best Health!
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