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The Health Benefits of Pears

Updated on April 11, 2015

The Fall Fruit

Pears are a tasty and versatile fruit which are available during the fall season, but they can be purchased at many grocery stores during other times in the year. Eating this natural source of nutrition can add a host of benefits to your health and is easy to incorporate in your diet. They can boost your energy levels, provide you with rich fiber and more. Let's bite into a pear and see what other benefits we can gain.

Versatile Food

Pears supply you with great nutrition and lasting energy for exercise.
Pears supply you with great nutrition and lasting energy for exercise. | Source

Quality Nutrition

Pears are rich in health boosting nutrition and can help keep your body in top shape. They contain, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, copper, and are low in calories making them an excellent fruit for people watching their waistlines. Because pears and other fruits have naturally occurring sugars, they are prime candidates to replace any foods you eat with refined sugars.

Increase Your Energy

Because they consist of complex carbohydrates, pears are a great source for natural energy. The vitamins, minerals, and natural sugars can give you a boost in the afternoon and give you more endurance for exercise. Eating fruits before any form of exercise can provide you with abundant energy and nutrients to keep you alert and focused. Pears and other fresh fruits are excellent alternatives to harmful energy drinks. They can easily be added to smoothies and come in several varieties.

May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Having high blood pressure can be a major concern if left untreated. Eating foods such as pears is a great way to obtain the antioxidant glutathione which is shown to help in preventing high blood pressure and even stroke. Antioxidants are super beneficial to all aspects of our health, they clean the body of free radicals and help us stay guarded from disease.

Rich Source of Fiber

Pears are an abundant source of fiber which has numerous attractive benefits for our well being. Fiber not only aids your body in absorbing nutrients more efficiently but it can also detoxify your digestive system. Fiber is also shown to help with keeping weight under control. This is because foods that are rich in this nutrient have more qualities which can curb hunger and keep you fuller for longer durations. Getting more fiber can be easy when we add more fruits to our diets. Pears can help fill in gaps in our nutritional needs and supply us with a rich source of this key nutrient.

Helps With Inflammation

Eating a pear can help your body and its defenses against inflammation. Pear juice as anti-inflammatory properties and can help treat symptoms from the inside for arthritis and sore joints. Having a pear is a good source of natural preventative medicine for a host of ailments that we can succumb to. Eating fruits combined with a balanced diet, plenty of water, and regular exercise can assure your body is equipped to be healthy for many years.

For Your Health

If you are looking for simple ways to improve your diet and in turn your health, adding pears more frequently can give you a rich source of vital nutrition. Purchasing organic fruit may be more costly but they contain more nutrients and are free of harmful pesticides. Add pears to your diet and see for yourself the improvements to your health they can give. If you are interested in learning more about the qualities and benefits of other fruits and vegetables, please visit the links below or my profile. Thank you for reading.

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you lucybell21 for your nice comments and for voting (: very appreciated.

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    Bonny OBrien 5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

    Wow I did not know that,as a kid we had a pear tree in my friends yard, and we would eat them all the time. Great info! voted up.

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thanks for reading my hub Angelme566, I'll add that to my list of topics I'd like to cover, thanks for the idea (:

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    Angelme566 5 years ago

    Oh it is so good to know the benefits of this Pears but just so sad for i don't eat Pears . I really don't like its taste and its color and shape It does n't look attractive . Olde can you write something about coke ? Regards..

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you so much iamaudraleigh (: I really appreciate your thoughtful comment and for voting and sharing. Glad you find my hubs useful, motivates me to keep writing. Thank you.

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    iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

    Hi James, I like your hub! It has valuable information that I did not know! Nutrition is important as I grow older. Pears are so good too!

    I voted this up and shared!