Pear Health & Nutrition Benefits

Pears- A Fiber Powerhouse

Fiber Powerhouse! Pears are rich in dietary fiber, with 6 grams or 21% daily value in just one pear.

Pears are a fruit that grow on a tree harvested in late summer and early autumn. and are similar to kale, cauliflower, and mustard greens. This cruciferous vegetable resembles mini cabbages. They are usually eaten as a side dish.

Considered a hypoallergenic fruit, you are much less likely to suffer from digestive issues or allergic reactions when eating a pear. This makes pears a good choice to add to your diet.

Pears have many nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, copper, and small amounts of folate, vitamin A, and niacin. All these nutrients have many health benefits.

Why include Pears in our diet?

1. High in fiber
Pears are rich in dietary fiber, with 6 grams or 21% daily value in just one pear. High in fiber, pears can relieve constipation by increasing bowel movement frequency and soften our stools. Fiber also helps clean out bacteria and other buildup in your intestines.

2. Rich in Vitamin C & Vitamin K

Pears are high in antioxidants, which help prevent damage to cells. Vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting and bone health also helps protect against progressive bone loss. The antioxidant, vitamin C helps with iron absorption tissue repair, immune function, for the growth and repair of tissues in your body, and helps with the production of collagen.

3. Minerals

Rich in potassium and copper, these two minerals are needed in the tissues. Potassium is an electrolyte, which helps with the function of your nerves, help your muscles to contract, and help your heartbeat stay regular. Copper allows us to stay healthy by making energy, connective tissues, and blood vessels.

Pears, like many fruit, contain natural sugars, including fructose, which may lead to fructose intolerance due to difficulty in digesting fructose. This can lead to bloating, gas, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Pears also contain oxalates a natural compound found in plant-based foods. In some individuals very high consumption may lead to the formation of kidney stones.

Slowly introduce pears into your diet and always observe how you feel.

Like always, Smell, Taste, Enjoy. Be Mindful of the Food You Eat!