For a good diet, we need 4 to 5 meals of legumes, nuts, and seeds. Pecans for instance, have a large amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants generally, prevent damage of cells and heart attack, also cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. A hand of pecans comprise zinc, magnesium, calcium, fiber, potassium and vitamin E and has healthy fat, which is good for heart and creates a sensation of being full very quickly.
Health benefits of Pecans
Pecan nuts are rich source of energy, provide 690 cal/100 g and contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellbeing.
These nuts are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and an excellent source of antioxidants. Regular intake of pecan nuts in the diet help to lower total as well as LDL or "bad cholesterol" and increase HDL or "good cholesterol" levels in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet, which is rich in dietary-fiber, mono-unsaturated fatty acids, and antioxidants would help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
Pecan nuts are rich source of many phyto-chemical substances that may contribute to their overall antioxidant activity, including polyphenolic antioxidant ellagic acid, vitamin E, beta-carotenes, lutein and zeaxanthin. Research studies have been suggestive of that these compounds help body remove toxic oxygen free radicals and thus, protect body from diseases, cancers, as well as infections.
Anti-proliferative properties of ellagic acid are because of its ability to inhibit DNA binding of certain carcinogens such as nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; thus protecting body from cancers.
Pecans are an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol; provides about 25g per100 g. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen free radicals.
The nuts are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. These vitamins functions as co-factors for enzymes during cellular substrate metabolism.
The nuts are also rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. Add hand full of pecan nuts every day in the diet to keep your diet meter complete with sufficient levels of minerals, vitamins and protein.
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