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Recipes for CLL Patients: Honey Roasted Pecans
Posted: May 17, 2023
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Power Up with Pecans 

Pecans are a nut that come from hickory trees. People often enjoy them in recipes or alone. One health benefit of eating pecans is they contain high amounts of antioxidants (see here for where pecans rank on the antioxidant food list). Foods with high amounts of antioxidants help reverse fatigue caused by excess oxidative stress which impairs mitochondria from doing their job of converting energy stores into energy. Antioxidant-rich foods also help reverse T-cell exhaustion, empowering the cancer-killing immune system T-cells to be able to last longer at destroying cancer cells. Try the below recipe to include more pecans in your day. For maximum fatigue reversal and immune system support, try the highest antioxidant food and spice items like wild blueberries or ground cloves. See here for more recipe ideas. 

Honey Roasted Pecans


  • 1 cup plain pecan pieces
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet or dish with parchment paper.
  2. Either on the parchment paper or in a small bowl, combine pecan pieces and honey and stir until pecans are evenly coated.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, check them and stir them. If needed, add a few more minutes while keeping an eye on them so they don't burn.
  4. Let them cool for 10 minutes and then they are ready to eat!

Nutrition Information per Serving:

Yield: 4 servings | Serving size: 1/4 cup | Calories: 196 | Fat: 19g | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g   

Source: Kelly

The author Megan Heaps

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Megan Heaps

Megan joined HealthTree as a Community Coordinator for CLL in 2022. She is the daughter of a blood cancer patient and has found a passion for helping support patients and caregivers to advance research for their cure and improve their quality of life. In her spare time, she loves to be around family, sew, and cook. 

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