A Handful of Pecans a Day Keeps the Doctor Away


From:  http://www.ilovepecans.org

“Clinical research studies have confirmed eating about a handful of pecans each day may help reduce the risk of heart disease, help lower cholesterol and aid in weight loss.  In addition, pecans are loaded with more than 19 vitamins and minerals, heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and contain no trans fat.  For more information on the health benefits of pecans, visit http://www.ilovepecans.org/nutrition.html.

Work Pecans in to Your Diet
To include more heart-healthy, antioxidant-rich pecans in your diet, try sprinkling them on pancakes or waffles, in fruit-flavored yogurt, or on top of hot or cold cereal.  Try topping salads or veggies with pecans instead of cheese.  Or, try coating chicken or fish with pecans before baking.  And you can always add them to your favorite brownie or cookie recipe for a treat every now and then.

For more information on the nutritional value of pecans, the history of pecans and the pecan industry in the U.S., visit www.ilovepecans.org.”

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