Pecan Health Facts

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I heard that pecans can help some people with diabetes, is 
that true?
How many calories and how much fat are in one cup of 
Here's what one cup of pecans contains so take the numbers 
and cut in half, but don't look at just the calories and fat, it's 
what kind of calories and fat your getting so please read on 
after the bare facts. Total Carbohydrate 8.2 g Dietary Fiber 
5.7 g Calories 411.1 Total Fat 42.8 g Saturated Fat 3.7 g 
Polyunsaturated Fat 12.9 g Monounsaturated Fat 24.3 g 
Cholesterol 0.0 mg Sodium 0.0 mg Potassium 244.0 mg Total 
Carbohydrate 8.2 g Dietary Fiber 5.7 g Sugars 2.4 g Protein 
5.5 g Over 90% of the fat in pecans is unsaturated, heart-
healthy fat. Numerous studies suggest that nuts protect the 
heart from disease. One of the reasons nuts, including 
pecans, are getting notice is their excellent protein structure. 
They make ideal heart-healthy substitutes for high-fat meats. 
In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration released one of 
the first qualified health claims about nuts and heart disease; ?
scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 
1.5 ounces per day of most nuts as part of a diet low in 
saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart 
disease.? The key to better overall diet is calorie and portion 
control, according to the updated Guidelines. To manage 
weight and increase physical fitness, consumers can make 
the most of their calories by picking nutrient-dense foods. 
Although nuts are high in calories, they are also rich in 
vitamins and minerals packing a lot of nutrition into a 
relatively small bundle. Just a handful (or about 20 pecan 
halves) offers vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, 
zinc, fiber, and more antioxidants than any other nut. And 
because nuts are so rich in heart-healthy fat, it doesn?t take 
many to feel full. So the bottom line is that pecans are very 
good for you and they taste great plain or tosted.

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