Pecan Day: 5 amazing benefits of pecans
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Pecan Day: 5 amazing benefits of pecans

Pop a pecan and enjoy the great benefits that comes with eating it.

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March 25 is Pecan Day. 

Pecans nuts have many benefits. They are not only nutritious but can do wonders for your body and skin. Let’s look at five fantastic benefits of pecan nuts.

A source of vitamins and minerals

According to ilovepecans.org, pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins, and zinc. They are also sodium-free. 

Helps prevent over-eating

One of the great benefits of pecan nuts is that they can help you lose weight. This is because they are rich in protein and make you feel fuller for longer. They also contain fibre and help improve metabolism.

Reduces stress 

Pecan nuts are high antioxidant foods and have been proven to reduce stress.

Improve skin appearance

Eating pecan nuts helps eliminate toxins and waste from the body, which helps improve the appearance of your skin.

Pecan nuts also contain zinc and Vitamin A, which help in maintaining skin health and complexion. 

Prevent hair loss

Iron deficiency can cause hair loss. Pecans are a good source of iron, thus eating them helps prevent hair loss.

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