How To Add Pecans To Your Diet


 
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Eating about a handful of pecans each day really does have AMAZING health benefits.

A research study conducted by New Mexico State University found that pecans can lower LDL (the bad kind) cholesterol levels. Participants lowered LDL cholesterol levels between 5.7 – 16.5%, almost twice as effective at lowering cholesterol than a heart-healthy diet alone.

Another study by the American Heart Association examined men’s diets over a 12-year period. Participants who ate about a handful of nuts a day (1.5-2 ounces), which included pecans, experienced a lower risk of heart disease than those who did not eat nuts.

Not only do pecans lower your risk for heart disease and cholesterol levels, they also contain vitamin A, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and B-vitamins.

How can you add this powerful nut to your palate? Grab a handful of pecans when you’re on the go for a healthy snack. Add pecans to your salad or in your side dish – veggies with chopped pecans are a great addition to any meal. Use them to garnish dishes, sprinkling them into sauces or topping a dish with them. Or you can just buy our healthy pecan spreads. They're delicious and nutritious, our favorite way of adding pecans into our daily diets.

 

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