Health Benefits of Pecans, Healthy Snack Options / August 2, 2018 /

Health Benefit of Pecans – Flavonoids – Part 2

Last month we covered these three flavonoid health benefits of pecans:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Brain Disorders – Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Fights Bacterial Infection

Here are three more flavonoid health benefits of pecans:

Research studies have identified over 6,000 unique flavonoids with many of them found in plants such as papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, strawberries and, of course, mammoth pecans. Flavonoids are present in more plant foods than animal foods making them critical in any diet high in fruits and vegetables.

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Research about flavonoids has indicated that they have the ability to block the production of messaging molecules that cause inflammation, making flavonoid rich food a good anti-inflammatory agent.

Cancer Prevention

Some clinical studies have linked the intake of flavonoid rich foods to a reduction in gastric carcinoma and smoking-related cancers.

Antioxidant Benefits

Many flavonoids, especially those that belong to the flavonols and flavan-3-ols subgroups have been proven to reduce free radical cellular damage in red blood cells and other components of body tissue.

Regulating Cell Activity

Flavonoids also seem to help regulate cell cycles–the stages of rest, dividing, and tear-down and reabsorption of cells–to keep them balanced.

This concludes our two-part series on the health benefits of flavonoids in pecans.

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