2. Shield Against Disease
Pecans are rich in antioxidants which neutralize free radicals that cause oxidative damage to your cells and DNA. Oxidative damage is a threat to the incurrence of diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart failure and cancer. You may also become more prone to depression or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Adding pecans to your diet ensures you gain enough antioxidants because they considerably raise the level in your bloodstream. But it is also true that there are many fruits and vegetables which are also high in antioxidants, and contain much less fat than pecan nuts.