Are pecans healthy?


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Pecans are a healthy nut that provide a good source of vitamin E and help to lower cholesterol levels. Pecans are a good source of mono and polyunsaturated fats, which are effective in reducing the risk of heart disease and type two diabetes.

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Pecans are rich in antioxidants and help fight fatigue due to their high vitamin B3 content. Pecans help control appetite due to their high fiber content. There are more than 1,000 varieties of pecans, and they are the only tree nuts that are native to North America. As of 2014, around 80 percent of the pecans are produced in the United States.

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