Pears have the power to unleash many properties good for your health and well-known for centuries. Pearfact sums up for you the most common ones, enjoy!
Blood pressure: Pears have anti-oxidant, high fiber content and anti-carcinogen glutathione which help prevent high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and stroke.
Bone Health: Green pears are a great source of vitamin K which is strongly important for bone metabolism. Pears also possess a high level of boron which help our body to retain calcium thus prevents or retards osteoporosis.
Cancer prevention: The high vitamin C and copper content act as good anti-oxidants that protect cells from damages by free radicals. This low anti oxydant activity combined with a low level of compound compared to most fruits make the pear a great friend to lower risk of cancer breast.
Cholesterol: The high content of pectin in pears make it very useful in helping to lower cholesterol levels.
Colon health: When not juicing, eat the pear whole for its precious fiber that are highly beneficial for your colon health.
Constipation: The pectin in pears is diuretic and have a mild laxative effect. Drinking pear juice regularly helps regulate bowel movements.
Energy: You can get quick and natural source of energy from pear juice, due largely to its high amounts of fructose and glucose.
Fever: The cooling effect in pear is excellent in relieving fever. Best way to bring a fever down quickly is by drinking a big glass of pear juice.
Hypo-Allergenic properties: It means that there is no backside effect related to enjoying a pear for those who tend to be fruit sensitive. Once again, Pear are Pearfact!
Immune booster: The anti-oxidant nutrients in pears are critical in building up your immune system. Drink pear juice when you feel a cold coming.
Inflammation: Pear juice has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps relieve sufferers of much pain in various inflammatory conditions.
Pregnancy: The high content of folate (folic acid) prevents neural tube defects in infants.
Shortness of breath: The summer heat may cause children to have shortness of breath with excessive phlegm. Drink pear juice during this period to help clear the phlegm.
Throat problem: The pears are in season during the summer for a reason. Drinking pear juice every morning and night helps to cool your body down during this time. It nourishes the throat and helps prevent throat problems.
Vocal chord: Boil two Chinese pear juice with some raw honey and drink warm. This is extremely healing for the throat and the vocal cord.
Vision: Regular consumption of pears is thought to lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the main cause of vision loss in older adults.
Bone Health: Pears provide copper and vitamin C. They also have boron, which is needed for proper functioning of calcium and magnesium; boron helps the body retain calcium and thus prevents or retards osteoporosis.
TIPS: A recent study of Cornell find out that Quercetin (found in the Pear’s skin) help to fight against brain degeneration. Don’t peel your pear and keep Alzheimer desease away!!
To learn more: http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/Nov04/apples.nervedisease.ssl.html