There are over 1,000 varieties of pecans. Many are named after Native American Indian tribes, including Cheyenne, Mohawk, Sioux, Choctaw and Shawnee

Health Tips

10 Simple Nutrition Tips:

1) Eat a wide variety of nutritious foods

This increases the number and type of nutrients consumed. It also provides greater protection against diseases.


 2) Eat Breakfast

A healthy breakfast breaks the overnight fast, replenishes glucose (energy) stores and provides essential nutrients to kick start the day.


3) Eat at least 3 meals per day

Regular eating patterns keep blood sugars stable. It also benefits concentration by staving off hunger. Long periods without eating disturb and stress the body. It results in stress hormone (cortisol) secretion which may slow the metabolism and increase inflammation and disease risk.


4) Control portion size

Portion control and mindful eating are important for maintaining and/or losing weight.


5) Eat plenty of wholegrains, vegetables (including beans and legumes), pecans, other nuts and fruit.    

People consuming greater amounts of plant foods consistently report lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure levels, less heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some cancers.


6) Limit your intake of processed foods.

Most processed foods are too high in salt, unnecessary sugars and fats and too low in beneficial nutrients such as fibre.


7) Choose foods low in salt

Too much salt causes fluid retention and bloating. It may increase calcium losses in the body, a risk factor for osteoporosis. It also may lead to hypertension (high blood pressure).


8) Drink an adequate amount of water

Water is the main component of bodily cells and is an ideal drink to hydrate the body.


9) Drink alcohol in moderation

Alcohol has a kilojoule value and should be considered when wanting to lose weight. Excess consumption may lead to medical complications.


10) Enjoy your food

Food should be a source of pleasure and enjoyment rather than guilt. Overly restrictive eating tends to increase cravings for the food. Food and the preparation of meals symbolizes family time and social occasions. Enjoy food just monitor it's frequency.



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