The numerous health benefits of pecans make them a popular food for health-conscious individuals or those wanting to lose weight. A single ounce of pecans, about 20 pecan halves, is around 200 calories and is packed with fiber, protein, and a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Here are some of the specific health benefits of pecans:
Rich in Fiber
One ounce of pecans contains 3 grams of fiber, and this represents 10% of your recommended daily allowance of fiber. Fiber helps aid in digestion and contributes to the lowering of bad cholesterol (LDL).
Filled with Oleic Acid
Numerous studies have linked oleic acid as helpful in reducing LDL cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol (HDL). Oleic acid also reduces your cholesterol levels in general, which is beneficial in preventing heart disease. Oleic acid has another little-known benefit: it makes you feel full after consuming it, an added plus if you are watching your weight.
Good Source of Manganese and Copper
Manganese and copper have been linked to improved overall metabolic health, according to several studies, and some studies have shown some indication that both may have anti-inflammatory properties, and may also help prevent high blood pressure.
Excellent Source of Magnesium and Zinc
Pecans are naturally high in magnesium and zinc. Magnesium has been proven to be helpful in the fight against heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and is an essential element for bone health. Many people already know about using zinc to reduce the severity and duration of the common cold. Because of this, zinc is a proven infection fighter, and some studies have shown it to reduce the risk of inflammation-related chronic diseases and improve brain function for learning and memory.
Top Food for Antioxidants
Pecans are packed with flavonoids, a unique type of antioxidant, found in many fruits and vegetables, and pecans contain more flavonoids than any other tree nut. Foods high in flavonoids have been shown to decrease chances of individuals developing diseases such as diabetes, cancer or heart disease. Other studies have linked the consumption of foods high in flavonoids improve blood flow and reduce inflammation in the brain which may slow the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Experience the Health Benefit of Pecans for Yourself
Stahmanns is one of the world’s leading suppliers of kosher pecans for gourmet goods, as well as industrial and commercial markets. Buy pecans by the case by calling us at 844-739-6887 or connect with us using our simple online form.