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Protect your heart

Eating nuts regularly (in moderation) can have many positive health benefits. Sand you live with type 2 diabetes, adding pecan nuts to your diet provides many health benefits as well as exercising regularly and checking your blood sugar.

A study published in Circulation Research, a newspaper of the American Heart Association in the USA, concluded that patients with type 2 diabetes, eating 5 servings of nuts a week, had a 17% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, 34% lower death from cardiovascular disease and a 20% lower risk of coronary heart disease. The researchers explain that nuts can offer more benefits because they contain higher levels of nutrients.

Pecan nuts can also be recommended as part of the prescribed cholesterol-lowering diet. They are a gold mine when it comes to healthy fats because they contain monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid, along with phenolic antioxidants, which help to reduce the risk of heart disease. According to the National Pecan Shellers Association, adding a handful of pecans to your diet helps lower LDL, that is, 'bad cholesterol' and increase HDL, that is, 'good cholesterol', which, in turn, prevents stroke and coronary artery disease. In addition to the benefits that this food can offer to your health, pecan nut is very versatile and very tasty!


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