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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 [...]

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A recent study shows more than 92 percent of all Americans are at some risk for developing heart disease. The report, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, notes that the continuing U.S. obesity epidemic may bear much of the blame. As harvest season approaches, the National Pecan Shellers Association (NPSA) is recommending [...]

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Celebrate National Pecan Month with a Healthy Handful of the All-American Nut April is National Pecan Month, and there’s never been a better reason to celebrate.  The latest research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirms pecans are still the most antioxidant-rich tree nut and are among the top category of foods to contain the [...]

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New research from Loma Linda University (LLU) shows that adding just a handful of pecans to your diet each day may inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids, thus helping reduce the risk of heart disease.  Researchers suggest that this positive effect was in part due to the pecan’s significant content of vitamin E. “Plant foods, [...]

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Pecans Provide Healthy Snack Alternative

April 1st, 2006 by admin

If you’re looking for an afternoon snack and you’re afraid potato chips will come back to haunt you this summer, try a handful of pecans instead.  These nutritious tree nuts will keep your stomach from growling – and, used wisely, keep it from growing. Pecans are a tasty and healthy substitute for traditional snack foods.  [...]

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