Dr. Stella Immanuel | Organic Pecans from Dr. Stella Immanuel’s Ranch Supports Food Bank.

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7 amazing health benefits of pecans
    1    Pecans have been certified as a “Heart-Healthy Food” by the American Heart Association1. Why is that, you ask?...
    2    Clinical research published in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating a handful of pecans each day may help lower cholesterol levels similar to what is seen with cholesterol-lowering medications2. Trading expensive meds for a snack like this? Yes, please!*
    3    Pecans also reduce the risk of heart disease with an abundance of “good” heart healthy fats. These unsaturated fats can have a protective effect by lowering total blood cholesterol when eaten in moderation4.
    4    Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. One ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for fiber1.
    5    Pecans are also a natural, high-quality source of protein that contains very few carbohydrates and no cholesterol and are naturally sodium-free1.
    6    70% (by weight) of the pecan kernel is made up of oil – which is great news to pecan lovers because studies have shown that pecan oil is very beneficial to reducing the risk of heart disease3.
7. Raw pecans pack a 1-2-3 punch of protein, healthy fats, and fiber that can help keep you energized and satisfied. Pecans are a good source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which help lower blood pressure. Most of the fat found in pecans is a healthy type called monounsaturated

How to incorporate pecans into a healthy lifestyle
Pecans are easy to add to your eating plan; simply grab a handful! With antioxidants as well as a tender texture, rich buttery flavor and gentle crunch, pecans make an ideal snack choice for everyone.
We also love how diverse it can be as an ingredient. As I'm sure you know, pecans can be much more than just a quick snack. You can also use them:
    •    As the perfect topping to any salad
    •    As a way to take your chicken, fish or pork to the next level by baking them with an amazing "pecan crust"
    •    In breakfast dishes, like whole-grain muffins, pancakes and danishes
    •    In homemade pies, casseroles, cookies or other treats for your dinner table. Whether sweet or savory, the pecan always comes through

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