Pecans: Nutrients and Health Benefits


Pecan nuts are the favorite of many, especially the ones roasted in honey. Many buy Bulk Honey Roasted Pecans as a reserve stock for a tasty snack or complete the total quantity of nuts intake per day. Those who love a salty snack prefer honey-roasted pecans over honey roasted peanuts. Pecan nuts are a healthy diet, and those who prefer nuts over fruits can buy the honey roasted one.

The pecan nuts contains several nutrients in it, and they are listed below:

  • Pecans have 19 halves, 193 calories per serving
  • Antioxidants
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Selenium

This much nutrition is more than enough for a healthy diet. You can order Bulk Honey Roasted Pecans for breakfast or snacks. Pecans are great for those who exercise daily.

With so many nutrients come several health benefits. Pecan nuts may not seem that beneficial to your health, but in reality, these nuts can improve your health if taken regularly. The rest of the article will list the health benefits of pecan nuts.

Health benefits of pecan nuts:

Good for your heart

These nuts contain monounsaturated fats that reduce the risk of heart diseases. Oleic acid and phenolic antioxidants are the fats responsible for improving the heart’s condition. Nutritionists usually recommend a handful of pecan nuts to increase good cholesterol and decrease bad cholesterol—which is great for preventing strokes and coronary artery conditions.

Better digestion

Pecan nuts are full of fibre, and it helps improve colon health and bowel movements. People who consume pecans (regularly) have low rates of constipation and haemorrhoids. Pecans also help prevent colitis by cleaning the gastrointestinal system regularly. If you have any issues with digestion and intestinal conditions, you can take pecans along with the medication. Though, asking your doctor before including pecans in your diet will be a good idea.

Great for weight loss

Nuts help increase satiety and metabolism and resulting in weight loss. If you exercise regularly to lose weight, adding pecan nuts to your diet will be beneficial. These nuts are rich in B-complex groups of vitamins such as niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folates, and vitamin B-6—all these vitamins help increase the metabolic activities of your body. If you don’t like having nuts in a dry state, you can buy honey-roasted pecans for snacks.

Minimises the risk of cancer

The anti-proliferative properties of ellagic acid (in the pecan nuts), which inhibit DNA binding of specific carcinogens, help prevent cancer. The nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are the carcinogens that prevent the growth of cancer cells. The oleic acid and fatty acid in pecans also reduce the chances of breast cancer, and the cleansing of the gastrointestinal minimises the risk of colon cancer.

Anti-inflammatory quality

These nuts are rich in magnesium/Mg, and Mg is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The Mg can reduce inflammation in arterial walls and thus reduce the risk of arthritis. Pecans also prevent Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, and inflammatory conditions.

Boosts immunity

Adequate magnesium intake is necessary for your brain, and the minerals in the nuts protect the nerve cells from free-radical damage. This helps in shielding the body from infections and diseases.

If your immunity is strong, your body will block several viral fevers and infections without any medication. Even if you catch a severe disease, the immune system can fight well with the help of medication.

These are the benefits of taking pecan nuts regularly. 

David Dom

The author David Dom