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