5 Health Benefits of Pears


| 2/14/2012 4:35:00 PM


Tags: natural health, heart health, cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, pears, antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, cholesterol, stroke,

Soft and sweet, pears are a treat in themselves. Once called the “gift of the gods” by Homer, author of the Odyessy, pears are packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, making them a delicious but healthful snacking choice. Check out these five health benefits of pears for more good reasons to indulge in this sweet fruit.

pears in a bowl 

Health Benefits of Pears

Fight Free Radicals 

Pears are naturally high in vitamins C and K, as well as nutrients such as copper—all of which act as antioxidants to protect our cells from damage from free radicals. One pear contains up to 11 percent of our daily recommended intake of vitamin C and 9.5 percent of our daily recommended intake of copper. Pears are also said to have more nutrients per calorie than calorie per nutrient.

Protect Our Hearts 

Pears are an excellent source of dietary fiber, and fiber is good for the heart. Studies have shown that fiber can lower levels of bad cholesterol by binding to bile salts—which are made from cholesterol—and carrying them out of the body. Eating pears can also reduce risk of stroke by up to 50 percent.

healthbenefit11
1/7/2013 5:50:49 AM

Pear fruit is also called Nashpati or Nasspati in India. I like pears due to the presence of high fiber. thanks for the nice article....





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