HEALTH BENEFITS OF PEARS10:51 AM
1. Digestive System
It has a lot of fiber which enhances the digestive system by helping to move food efficiently through the colon. They also help to reduce the risk of colon polyps as most of the fibers found in pears are insoluble.
2. Prevention of Cancer
One of the ways via which cancer can be prevented is by eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables that contains antioxidants. Pears contain vitamin C which is a very strong antioxidant which helps to protect the body from damage due to free radicals. Pears also enhance colon health thus reducing the risk of developing colon cancer.
Pears are considered to be a less allergic food. People who are suffering from food allergies may want to consider turning to pears as they are less allergic.
4. Healthy Pregnancy
This is one of the benefits of pears that I will not hide from my wife (hahaha! that is if I have one). Pears are a natural source of folic acid which is very helpful for pregnant women. Pears contain about 5% natural folic acids and should be part of a healthy prenatal diet. Women that are pregnant should therefore increase their intake of pears so as to prevent birth defects.
Pears contain glucose which is readily absorbed by the body and converted into energy.
6. Healthy Bones
Pears are a very good source of boron which is very essential in helping the body to retain calcium. Calcium is very important in building strong bones and teeth. Many doctors now recommend that people concerned about developing healthy bones increase their intake of calcium from dietary sources.
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