Great Pecan Facts:
1. PECANS CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT!
Pecans contain mono and poly unsaturated fats (the GOOD FATS) that help you to FEEL FULL!
2. PECANS CAN PROMOTE HEART HEALTH!
Pecans can lower LDL levels in heart patients, alleviating risk of heart complications or diseases. (Pecans contain no cholesterol or trans fat!)
3. PECANS CAN HELP TO FIGHT CANCER!
Pecans have antioxidant abilities that may offer protection against cell damage, which can fight certain cancers!
4. PECANS CAN HELP BLOOD PRESSURE!
Pecans can’t treat high blood
pressure, but eating 5 servings a week provides nutrients that play a major role
in alleviating the disease.
5. PECANS ARE TASTY AND GOOD FOR YOU!
Pecans have 19 vitamins and minerals: E, folic acid, Ca, Cu, Mn, Mg, P, Zn and tons of vitamin B.
Plus they are cholesterol free and low sodium!
6. TRY PECANS INSTEAD OF MEAT!
Ten pecan halves = one ounce of meat! A leaner choice than fatty beef or even chicken, and they’re very crunchy too!
7. PECANS ARE PART OF A HEALTHY DIET!
Eating 27 to 30 pecan halves per day, as part of a heart-healthy diet, can reduce your risk of heart disease.
8. PECANS ARE RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS!
Pecans have more antioxidants than any other nut, which fight cell damage, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and even some cancers.
9. PECANS CAN HELP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM!
Pecans contain Arginine, which can help with blood flow,healing, memory, arthritis, depression, hair and muscle growth, aging, sleeping, and much more. Check with your doctor before beginning any diet.
10. PECAN IS THE STATE TREE OF TEXAS!
Named in 1919 because of its delicious nuts. Pecan trees can grow 70 feet to over 100 feet
and can live over 300 years! The Pecan was also adopted as the state health nut and the Pecan Pie is the official state pie of Texas.