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Pear Fruit Health Benefits

Pear is a sweet fruit that is said to be related to the apple. Its size is about that of an apple with several seeds in the core, like an apple. The fruit is a good source of minerals such as copper, iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium as well as B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6).


The light colour flesh of pears is juicy, sweet and usually mild. Its texture is soft and buttery and some varieties have grainy flesh.


The high vitamin C and copper content act as good anti-oxidants that protect cells from damages by free radicals.


The pectin in pears is diuretic and has a mild laxative effect. Drinking pear juice regularly helps regulate bowel movements.


Pears are an extraordinary source of dietary fiber when the skin is eaten along with the flesh.


Pears are also an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin E, both powerful antioxidants and essential nutrients.


Pears can also protect us from varying types of cancer. In addition to binding to cholesterol, the fiber in pears can also bind to and help remove cancer-causing chemicals in the colon, thus reducing risk of colon cancer.


Bone problems are very common these days. So in order to keep those bones healthy and prevent osteoporosis, it is very important to maintain the pH of the body and eat recommended amount of calcium daily.


PH of the body can be maintained through diet by consuming fruits and vegetables daily. The boron rich pears can help to absorb the calcium consumed easily.


Folic acid is very important for a pregnant woman to keep the baby safe from birth defects.


Folic acid present in pears can help you in this issue and it is recommended to use it regularly during the pregnancy.


For weaning children, it is always recommended to give pears because it is hypoallergenic and is a low acidic fruit.


So it doesn’t create any digestion related problems. This fruit can be peeled, heated and then pureed.


The peel also can be fed but it is very important to take care that it doesn’t have any harsh edges that can hurt children.


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