Why is it important to eat a pear a day?

· January 20, 2015

Pears are undoubtedly one of the most beneficial and healthiest fruits around; a treasure with refreshing properties that you cannot miss.  So why not eat a pear a day?  You won’t regret it.

Red, green, yellow pears…there are all sorts of pears, and they’re all just as healthy as the others.  They’re a source of water, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are great for every family member and they are a perfect ingredient for pastries and breakfast juices.  But let’s a take a look at some more of the benefits you can get if you eat a pear a day.

The benefits of pears

Basket pears

  • Pears contain vitamins A, B, C, and E, folic acid, fiber, potassium, mineral salts, sugars, iodine, iron and calcium.  They are the perfect vitamin supplement for starting the day, which is why it is often times recommended as an indispensable fruit for breakfast.
  • They are antibacterial.  Thanks to their tannins and caffeic acid, they protect the body from different infections and illnesses.
  • They fight free radicals.  It is well known: free radicals are those harmful substances that attack cells, causing aging.  Pears are very rich in antioxidants, making them perfect for staying young.  They are also fantastic as a source of vitamin C, made up of nearly 13% of it, as well as vitamin K.  It is a perfect source of health.
  • Cares for the heart.  Regulates blood circulation and prevents strokes.  There are very large amounts of fiber present in pears, which help eliminate biliary salts and to reduce the so-called “bad” cholesterol.  Several studies show that eating a pear a day reduces up to 50% chance of suffering from a stroke.
  • Prevents cancer.  Their high antioxidant content, along with that of vitamin C, fiber, and folic acid, make it perfect for cell construction.  This makes them an excellent protector from several different types of cancer.  In fact, a lot of studies talk about how pears help rid carcinogenic chemicals that accumulate in the colon.  Pears are also excellent mediators for menopausal women, protecting them from breast cancer.
  • Alleviates constipation.  Thanks to their high fiber content, and their detoxifying properties, pears are an excellent way to promote healthy Intestines, and to protect its flora.  This prevents those days that it’s a little harder to go to the bathroom.
  • Regulates heavy digestion.  If you frequently suffer while digesting, and you feel swollen, heavy and gassy, do not hesitate to drink so pear juice, or just whole a whole pear.  It contains pectin, which is great for preventing the effects of a heavy digestion.

Recipe for pear juice

Pear juice

Pears can be found year-round, but it all depends on the type of pear.  But according to specialists, they’re generally best from June to February.  If it’s possible to get your hands on a few, and they’re at a good price, we suggest that from here on eat you eat one a day.  Eat them fresh, as a jelly, baked or in a breakfast Juice.  We’re going to give you a simple and nutritive recipe for a great juice to start the day with.

What do you need?

  • Two pears
  • Half a glass of water
  • One teaspoon of honey
  • One drizzle of lemon juice

How to prepare it

First, wash and peal the two pears.  Once ready, cut each one in half and blend in a blender.  Once the juice is ready, mix with water so it’s no too thick.  Add a few drops of lemon juice and the teaspoon of honey as a sweetener.  Add an ice cube to it to make it just as refreshing as it is delicious.