Pecans are now designated as heart-healthy when enjoyed as part of a healthy eating pattern by the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Certification Program ...
Pecans are high in healthy unsaturated fat that can lower total blood cholesterol and preserve high-density lipoproteins (HDL) or “good” cholesterol.
Health professionals encourage Americans to “Think Outside the Pie” A new survey suggests that pecans are one of nature’s best kept secrets. Although medical research suggests that eating pecans in moderation may reduce the risk of heart disease, 54 percent of Americans are unaware that pecans are good for you. Heart disease is the leading[...]
A new research study from Loma Linda University (LLU) demonstrates that naturally occurring antioxidants in pecans may help contribute to heart health and disease prevention; the results are published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Pecans contain different forms of the antioxidant vitamin E—known as tocopherols, plus numerous phenolic substances, many of[...]
Study suggests pecans may delay progression of motor neuron degeneration Eating about a handful of pecans each day may play a role in protecting the nervous system, according to a new animal study published in the current issue ofCurrent Topics in Nutraceutical Research. The study, conducted at the Center for Cellular Neurobiology at the University[...]