Pears, among other fruits, do not get the credit they are due. People like to eat fast food and other unhealthy pleasures because they taste good. However, pears, besides tasting just as sweet with a fruity punch to it (pun unintended), they are really good for you. Here’s exactly why.
According to Medical Daily, Dr. Joanne Slavin, a professor of food science and nutrition, together with food science graduate student Holly Reiland, confirmed that pears have a lot of dietary fiber and this is great for gut health.
Pears contain sorbitol and fructose, which are natural sweeteners that give the fruit their palate-friendly taste. The fruit is also free from sodium, fat, and bad cholesterol; and it contains about 190 milligrams of potassium, so it is definitely a daily driver for your health needs. A medium-sized pear can give up to 24 percent of your daily fiber needs, as well.
Slavin and Reiland also reiterated that the US diet is short of potassium, and pears can provide that in a manner that is light on the tummy and great for the health.
In fact, pears are also known to be great cures for hangovers, constipation, and the occasional cough, according to USA Pears. So, drop your usual hangover cure and grab a pear and watch how the bad vibes seep away.
Fruits, in general, are something that people should start eating on a daily basis. The US has entered a health-conscious stage where gluten-free diets and other diets have been all the rage. Start out with pears and you will notice a huge improvement in your health.
Pears have been one of the traditional folk remedies in China for more than 2,000 years because of its anti-inflammatory properties (that can reduce swelling) and blood-sugar-lowering properties.