01/14Here are some of the health benefits of pears

Here are some of the health benefits of pears

You can provide your body with a lot of nutrition by consuming a juicy and sweet pear regularly. This fruit is loaded with vitamin C, copper, potassium, and folate. They are also rich in polyphenol antioxidants. What's also great about them is that a medium-sized pair contains only about 100 calories so you can even munch on them without worrying about putting on weight. Plus, they happen to be super versatile so you could turn them into a salad or enjoy them with a dip. Here are a few more reasons why you should start adding pears to your diet.


02/14No allergic reactions

No allergic reactions

As compared to multiple other fruits, pears happen to be super safe and don't lead to any sort of allergic reactions when consumed. This is also why they make for such great food to be given to infants.


03/14Can boost the immune system

Can boost the immune system

Not only do pears taste amazing but they work rather well in boosting your immune system too. Containing high quantities of antioxidants as well as Vitamin C and copper, pears can help boost immunity and can help your body fight off various infections.


04/14May lower risk of osteoporosis

May lower risk of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis has become a major health issue. These days, many people in their late 20s are developing the condition for various reasons. Maintaining good bone health is one way to reduce your risk of the condition. That means consuming a good amount of calcium every day. Consuming foods like pears helps the body to easily absorb calcium. Picture Courtesy: Google Images


05/14May reduce cancer risk

May reduce cancer risk

Pears and other fibre-rich foods help to get rid of carcinogenic cells and reduce the risk of colon cancer. One study found consuming pears daily can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 34 per cent in women who have gone through menopause. The best way to protect yourself from any disease is by loading up on nutritious food.

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06/14May protect against heart disease

May protect against heart disease

Adding fruit like pear to your diet can do your body a world of good, especially when it comes to heart health. Pears are loaded with fibre, which can help lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease. Some studies suggest consuming fibre-rich foods can lower your risk of stroke by 50 per cent.

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07/14May boost heart health

May boost heart health

Want to lower your risk of heart disease? Consume pears. Studies suggest it contains procyanidin antioxidants that may protect the heart tissue from going stiff. It can also help reduce cholesterol levels. Don't throw away this fruit's skin as it contains an antioxidant called quercetin, which can improve heart health and reduce inflammation.


08/14Rich in antioxidants

Rich in antioxidants

Pears are also rich in antioxidants, especially Vitamin C which is known to combat various diseases and conditions. Antioxidants work to get rid of free radicals from the body and can thus help eliminate toxins from the body easily.


09/14Aids in weight loss

Aids in weight loss

Not only are pears full of fibres that can help feel you satiated for long, but they're also low in calories. So, munching on this fruit can actually help you lose weight because not only will you feel full but you'll also end up eating less.


10/14May reduce the risk of diabetes

May reduce the risk of diabetes

Consuming at least five fruits like pears that are rich in anthocyanin can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 23 per cent, according to a study conducted on more than 200,000 people. The fibre found in pears can also help slow down the digestive process. This helps the body to break down and absorb carbs at a good pace. This also helps to protect or manage diabetes by maintaining good blood sugar levels.