The One with the Nutrition Crisis

 
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Have you been struggling with fatigue? Are you experiencing unusual body responses or illnesses when it comes to stress? Can you honestly say you are living your best life?

I hate to start things out with serious questions, but there comes a time when we all have to address the state of our bodies and our health. It wasn’t until recently that I realized how my eating choices have been affecting my overall quality of living.

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America, the country with the most access to affordable, safe and wholesome food, is in a nutrition crisis. With processed food consumption continuing to increase, Americans struggle to meet the minimum recommended daily intake of nutrients. Our bodies require essential (meaning our bodies cannot produce them) vitamins and minerals in order to function properly. Regardless of your stage of life, at the end of the day, we fuel our bodies with the food we eat.

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In a world where raw is rare, we believe finding nutrient-dense foods that taste great and help you go the extra mile shouldn’t be difficult, frustrating or impossible. And that is why we are here. We are dedicated to helping you live your best life by providing you with the best farm-fresh pecans you can get your hands on.

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Pecans are known as the super-nut of all nuts. In one handful of pecans you get helpful protein, healthy unsaturated fats, 19 essential vitamins and minerals and hunger-satisfying dietary fiber. Here are a couple ways choosing pecans helps your body fight back against the stressful obstacles you face and perform to the level you were created for.

1.     Pecans Help Repair Oxidative Stress
Pecans are among one of the 15 most antioxidant-rich foods, and is the nut containing the most antioxidants. In our fast pace culture today, so many environmental and dietary issues promote oxidative damage within your body. An additional nutrient found in higher amounts in pecans that serve to repair cells is phosphorus.  Damage due to oxidative stress is commonly paired with high cancer and heart disease rates, along with many other diseases caused by mutated cells.  

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2.     Pecans Bolster Teeth and Bone Health
Bone health is hugely important at every stage in life. Pecans have so much to offer when it comes to this area. Minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and copper play integral roles in healthy bone formation and bone strength. In one handful of pecans, you receive 63% of your daily recommended value (DV) of manganese, 8% DV of magnesium, 8% DV of phosphorus, and 17% of your DV of copper.

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3.     Pecans Aid in Digestive health and Increased Food Metabolism
In addition to pecans’ natural ability to increase the feeling of satiety (the state of feeling full) because of their healthy fat content, additional nutrients are working to aid the digestion and metabolism of your food. In a handful of pecans, you receive 10% DV of dietary fiber. Fiber encourages colon efficiency and helps cleans out the gastrointestinal system.   As mentioned above, pecans are a very good source of manganese, a mineral that really does a whole bunch, but one of its superpowers is the facilitation of fat and carb metabolism. Phosphorus also plays an important role in how our bodies use carbs and fat. In essence, pecans can help you in maintaining a healthy weight and/or weight loss.

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4.     Pecans Encourage Cognitive Clarity

When our brain isn’t performing to the highest, the rest of our performance lags considerably. Our little powerhouse manganese is required for proper brain and nerve function.  Thiamin is also a valuable nutrient found in large supply (12% DV per serving) in pecans that helps convert carbs to energy so that the brain and nervous system can function efficiently. Zinc, also found in pecans, works similarly in breaking down carbs into valuable usable energy for our brain and central nervous system.

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5.     Pecans Reinforce Immune System Strength

Our immune system acts as our body’s defense against harmful cell predators looking to cause dangerous chaos to our bodies. Nutrients such as zinc (8% DV per pecan serving) are essential to the proper performance of the immune system. Other nutrients imperative to immune function include iron (4% DV per serving), copper (17% DV per serving) and antioxidants, all found in large supply in pecans.

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Here are just a few highlights of the power you equip your body with when you choose pecans. As you can see, nutrients depend on other nutrients to work properly, so if you are lacking one key nutrient, many different body functions lag. Do your body a favor today and choose to super-fuel with real, raw goodness- choose pecans. Your body will thank you!

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