The pear is a tasty and sweet fruit that is often overlooked compared to other fruits. However, they are highly nutritious and may even contain both anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties. This is because pears contain various minerals, vitamins, and plant compounds. In particular, pears are rich sources of vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium and copper.
A recent study, published in Nutrition Today, notes that pears contain various types of flavonols, especially anthocyanins which gives some pears their ruby red color. A different 2011 study explains that consuming anthocyanins (which are also found in berries) might reduce the chances of heart-related diseases.
However, those are not all the health benefits that pears have to offer. The fruit may reduce the chances of diabetes, according to Healthline. Researchers from one 2017 study note that one serving of pears (or apples) per week can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes by 3%.
According to the Mayo Clinic, men should eat roughly 30 to 38 grams of dietary fiber daily, whereas women should eat approximately 21 to 25 grams daily. Believe it or not, pears happen to be on Mayo Clinic’s chart for foods high in fiber.
Publication date: Wed 12 Oct 2022
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