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 
Aren't pecans high in cholesterol?
Sure pecans taste great but aren't they bad for your heart?
Are pecans really a health food?
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed 
new health claims for pecans and other nuts particularly with 
respect to helping reduce the incidence of heart disease. That 
means a heart-healthy diet can and probably should, include 
good-tasting foods such as pecans. The FDA's decision allows 
this wording in promotional material for pecans and other 
nuts. "Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that 
eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pecans, as 
part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce 
the risk of heart disease." There have been numerous studies 
that have demonstrated that some nut varieties can actually 
reduce the risk of heart disease. Included in these recent 
studies were several indicating that pecans in particular are 
very good at lowering cholesterol levels, especially LDL 
cholesterol, also known as the bad cholesterol. So what does 
this mean to the consumer? Well, it means that pecans are 
not only a great tasting addition to your diet; pecans are also 
a healthful addition too!

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Can I eat pecans on a low-carb diet?
Aren't pecans kind of "fatty"?
Will pecans keep me looking younger?
Can pecans really help lower my cholesterol levels?
Just what do pecans contain that is so good for me?
Do pecans contain any amount of fiber?
Are pecans good for my diet?