“Eating a handful (30 grams) of pecans a day could improve heart health.”

 

A study carried out by Loma Linda University in the U.S.A. shows that the nut is particularly rich in gamma tocopherol, an antioxidant found in vitamin E that helps reduce inflammation in arteries.

 

“The idea is to substitute the nuts for the unhealthy fats currently present in your diet such as fatty meat or high fat cheese,” explains lead researcher Ella Haddad. “Swapping these foods for pecans will help keep your calorie intake down.”