2. Pecans Protect Against Disease
Pecans are rich in antioxidants which bind with free radicals to neutralize them. Left unmanaged, free radicals cause oxidative damage to your cells and your DNA. This then becomes a factor in your risk of developing diseases including cancer, heart failure, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. You may also become more prone to depression or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Eating pecans can be an excellent way to get your antioxidants because they significantly raise the level in your bloodstream with 24 hours of eating them. However, it is important to remember that virtually all fruits and vegetables are also high in antioxidants, and they contain much less fat.