Although almonds, walnuts and peanuts seem to be the nuts getting all the hype lately, pecans, as underrated as they are, have a long list of health benefits themselves. And, what a perfect day to celebrate them because it’s National Pecan Day! Pecans are rich in fiber, potassium and magnesium. They have been known to boost heart health and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. They also contain monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, and vitamin E! What else are pecans good for?

Bone Health

Digestive Health

Weight Loss

Preventing Muscle Soreness

Cell and Tissue Repair

Promoting Healthy Vision

Reducing Blood Pressure

Helping The Body Get Rid of Wastes

Reducing Inflammation

Ok, yeah pecans are underrated. Celebrate National Pecan Day and take a look at our favorite nut filled recipes!

1. Simple Oat & Pecan Blueberry Crisp via Pinch of Yum

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