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5 Benefits of Pears

Pear Health Benefits

1. Vitamin C

Fresh pears are a good source of vitamin C. One fresh pear contains 10% of the RDA of vitamin C. This one is an essential antioxidant for normal metabolism and tissue repair, and helps prevent free radical damage.

2. Digestive Health

Pears contain a lot of fiber, which is essential for a healthy digestive system. Fiber helps to keep food moving efficiently through the colon. One medium sized pear contains about 20-25 % of the daily recommended intake of fiber.

3. Osteoporosis

Pears contain high level of boron, which helps the body to retain calcium, thus prevents or retards osteoporosis.

4. Healthy Pregnancy

In order to avoid birth defects, it is important for a pregnant woman to consume enough folic acid. Pears contain 10-20 mcg (about 5% of the RDA) of the natural form of folic acid.

5. Quercetin Source

Quercetin is an antioxidant found in the skin of pears. It helps prevent cancer and artery damage that can lead to heart problems. A recent study at Cornell University found it may also protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

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10 thoughts on “5 Benefits of Pears

    1. Me too, but I must admit that I do not often eat pears. Unfortunately, nowadays, pears are not so fragrant as in my childhood. I rarely find something that reminds me of the old days.

    1. I’m glad to hear this. Now you know that you made the right choice buying the pears and by seeing this post you learned something about their benefits. Thank you for the visit!. ๐Ÿ™‚

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