The Green Power of Pear

by Niki Kefala

A pear is the perfect fruit for this time of year and they provide a very good source of fiber. They are also a good source of vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium.

If you need even more benefits for your health and for your baby, then know that the high content of folate prevents neural tube defects in infants during pregnancy. Also, when compared with other fruits, pears have less chance of allergenic reactions when eaten and thus are one of the few fruits that can be given to infants.

You should also know that a pear contains a significant amount of pectin, which is a water soluble fibre that helps to lower blood cholesterol levels. Moreover pears have anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogen glutathione which help prevent high blood pressure.

Pear tart and chocolate
poached pear with chocolate sauce
Poached pear with chocolate sauce

Far away from cancer

Putting pears on your diet, protect yourself from cancer as the high vitamin C and copper content, act as good anti-oxidants that protect cells from damages by free radicals.

I am ready to… sing!

Pears also gives you a great immune system and the most important? You say goodbye to throat problems.

Chicken with pear

Milk vs Pear

If you are not a milk fan, then a pear should be your choice! This amazing fruit contains a high level of boron. Boron helps the body to retain calcium, which prevents osteoporosis.

Energy booster

Do you need more energy? You can get quick energy from pear juice, due to its high amounts of fructose and glucose.

Pear juice

Fever? Not today!

Pear juice has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps relieve sufferers of much pain in various inflammatory conditions, and also helps in curing fever easily with its cooling effects.

Beautiful Skin

People with acne problems in their skin can also be benefited by pears. As already mentioned, pears contain high levels of vital vitamins and essential minerals. As a result, skin is strong enough to fight against acne and other related problems.

pear muffin
Pear muffin



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