Don’t Miss Out On This Healthy Fruit…..the Pear!!
One Very Healthy Fruit!
The pear. My favorite healthy fruit. Hands down.
I’ve been teaching the kids (and reminding myself) that food has life in it. We’ve been playing the game of…”Does this food have life in it?”
Let’s just say that Pirate’s Booty or gluten free pretzels do not contain life, 😂👌🏻 even though it’s their favorite crunchy snack. Everything in moderation 😉
This is the reason we don’t eat fast food. My prayer is that they understand these concepts early. I didn’t until I was 30ish 😳😩#nobueno
Here’s a little infographic breaking down some of the major benefits of pears:
- Pears are one of the highest-fiber fruits, offering six grams per medium-sized fruit, helping you meet your daily requirement of 25 to 30 grams. Filling up on fiber keeps you regular to prevent a bloated belly caused by constipation, which also helps prevent colon cancer. A diet high in fiber can also keep your cholesterol levels down, which is good news for your ticker. Getting your fill of fiber from fruit is also linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
- Pears contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2, B3, and B6. For expecting or nursing moms, they also contain folate. Pears aren’t too shabby in the mineral department either, containing calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. Vitamin C and copper are antioxidant nutrients, so eating pears is good for your immune system and may help prevent cancer.
- Pears also contain boron, which our bodies need in order to retain calcium, so this fruit can also be linked to prevention of osteoporosis.
- The phytonutrients found in pears are also associated with preventing stomach cancer.
- It’s a hypoallergenic fruit, which means those with food sensitivities can usually eat pears with no adverse effects.
- Eating three or more servings of fruits a day, such as pears, may also lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults.
- Quercetin is another antioxidant found in the skin of pears. It’s beneficial for cancer prevention and can help reduce blood pressure, so don’t peel your pears!
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Pears are a normal commodity in our home. I love cutting them up and having them at the ready for the kids after school. They are such a healthy fruit and so worth having in your diet.