Is Cinnamon pecan healthy for you?

 

The Pecans are loaded with protein, minerals, and healthy fats, making them a relatively healthy snack! Whether you have roasted pecans, cinnamon glazed pecans, or pecans with cinnamon and sugar, each of these varieties provides some nutritional value.

 

Before we move ahead with the cinnamon glazed pecans, let's have a brief understanding of pecans and their nutritional value.

 

Health Benefits of Pecans:

 

Reduced Heart Risks

The monounsaturated fats found in pecan nuts, such as oleic acid, and the phenolic antioxidants help reduce the risk of heart disease. The National Pecan Shellers Association says adding pecan nuts to your diet lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and increases HDL (good cholesterol), which prevents stroke and coronary artery disease.

 

The fiber content of pecan nuts promotes colon health and facilitates regular bowel movements, according to many nutritionists. By cleaning out the gastrointestinal system, pecan nuts prevent constipation and hemorrhoids.

 

Helps With Weight Loss

Research has shown that consuming pecan nuts increases satiety and metabolism, thereby assisting in weight loss. A large percentage of the vitamins in nuts are B-complex groups such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. These vitamins help the metabolism function more efficiently.

 

Promotes Brain Function

Mono-saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids are among the nutrients in pecans that may benefit brain function. Particularly monounsaturated fatty acids have been linked to reduced inflammation and mental decline.

It has been found that increased consumption of nuts is associated with improved long-term cognitive function in a large study that involved over 15,000 women over a period of over 40 years.

 

What are cinnamon glazed pecans?

A little honey and sugar are drizzled over the nuts, then cinnamon and black pepper are added to spice them up. They become sweet and crunchy after roasting, with a coating that is not too hard and easy to bite into.

 

A slow roasting process is followed by the addition of freshly grated cinnamon & re-crystallized sugar to the pecans. In addition to its crunch, buttery flavor, and mild sweetness, it makes a delicious accompaniment to cheese boards or just a tasty snack at any time of the day.

 

You can use glazed pecans in different dishes. The sweet and crunchy taste of roasted pecans makes a great topping for salad, yogurt, ice cream, banana cupcakes, carrot cake, oatmeal, porridge, and apple crisp.

 

If you're thinking of Pecan Pie, add a handful to a custard-filled pastry base and you've got a classic pie to serve.

 

How to Add Pecans to Your Diet?

Instead of potato chips, reach for a handful of pecans when you are craving a crunchy snack. The next time you are hungry, prepare several snack-size baggies filled with 19 pecan halves each. For a healthy snack on the go, keep one in your backpack or purse.

 

When sugar cravings strike, pecans make a good substitute for candies. Mix raw pecan pieces into pancake, muffin, or cookie dough instead of chocolate chips. You can add raw pecans to salads, oatmeal, quinoa, and yogurt to add some crunch and protein.

 

Try Cinnamon Glazed Pecans from Mascot Pecans

Our delicious Cinnamon Glazed Pecans are made by roasting fresh mammoth pecan halves with cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla to create that perfectly crunchy cinnamon glaze. Cinnamon Glazed Pecans are the result of hard work and dedication from our candy makers. We have the perfect sweet gift for anyone who wants to grab a quick snack or if they are planning to surprise their loved ones. 

 

Takeaway

There are several key nutrients in pecans, including fiber, copper, thiamine, and zinc.

Many potential health benefits have been linked to them, including improved blood sugar control, heart health, and brain function.

In moderation, they can be part of a healthy diet and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.

If you want to have the nutritional benefits of pecans with the delicious flavor then visit the Mascot Pecan store and grab some good deals for you.

 

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