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Pecans at the Heart of Health!

Nydia Ganas

Tags health, heart

Many studies have been conducted relating to the nutritional value and potential benefits of a pecan-enriched diet; and these studies strongly suggest that a pecan-enriched diet is beneficial to wellness of the heart and mind. Pecans rank higher than all nuts and are represented in the top category of foods containing the highest antioxidant capacity.

Overall, pecans contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that published studies have attributed to reducing the risk of different diseases such as: coronary heart disease, high cholesterol levels, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”), and delay the progression of age-related motor neuron degeneration.

In addition to the protections provided from a pecan-enriched diet, they have natural benefits that help facilitate a wellness of the body. Just one ounce of pecans provides 10% the Daily Value for fiber. They have a naturally high source of protein, but so few carbohydrates that there isn’t any impact of relating to weight gain. Lastly, they distinguish themselves even further by being a naturally sodium-free nut; that is a highly recommended to those on a sodium-restricted diet.


Sources/Additional Information Resources

https://www.georgiapecan.org/nutrition-information.da
http://www.ilovepecans.org/nutrition-in-a-nutshell/


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