Top 3 health benefits of pecans


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1. High in antioxidants

Pecans are high in antioxidants which can lead to increased longevity by fighting off free radicals in our body. Even Shape.com touts the benefits of the pecan with a headline that reads, “Pop a Pecan, not a Pill” stating that the “. . .USDA shows that pecans are the most antioxidant-rich tree nut.”

2. Inflammation-fighting properties

Flavonoids are a specific kind of antioxidant that can fight the inflammation that contributes primarily to heart conditions. Pecans are rich in flavonoids, more so than almonds and walnuts. For example, there are 34 milligrams of flavonoids in every 3.5-ounce serving of pecans, while almonds have 10 milligrams and walnuts have 2.7 milligrams in that same portion. Eat those pecans!

3. Optimizes brain function

Manganese has been shown to boost brain function and since an ounce of pecans has more than half the recommended intake value of manganese, they’re too…

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