Pecans are the natural health food. Pecans contain plant sterois, which are known for their cholesterol-lowering ability. Pecans are also great brain food and adding pecans to your diet may delay the progression of age-related motor neuron degeneration. This may include diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
On top of the health benefits of pecans they taste good and can make delicious pies, candy, and great desserts.