Pecans contain over 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, calcium, potassium, folic acid, phosphorus, zinc, and magnesium. They also contain B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates and are one of the few sodium-free and fiber-rich nuts in the world. Pecans are often called the "AntioxiNUT" because they are so high in antioxidants like Vitamin E (specifically gamma tocopherol) and selenium, which supports heart and respiratory health and helps with blood circulation by protecting blood lipids from harmful oxidation. Pecans may help manage cholesterol levels, boost metabolism, encourage weight loss, and are packed in protein and heart-healthy fats.
Cinnamon has been shown to lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, and boost brain function and memory.
Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory that has been used for centuries to combat nausea, and to lessen discomfort from cold or flu. Ginger has anti-bacterial properties and helps to promote healthy sweating, a form of detoxification.
Dates are great providers of quick and instant energy and are easily digested. They are rich in dietary fiber and flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants called tannins which protect against inflammation and oxidative stress. Dates have moderate amounts of vitamin A, B-vitamins, vitamin K, flavonoids like beta-carotene, lutein, and zea-xanthin, iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.