(OrganicJar) I was at the farmers market last weekend buying pears and found myself standing in a trance of gratitude, mesmerized by all the amazing foods in season right now. I kept thinking how lucky we are to live on such a magical planet where a tiny seed can grow into a giant tree producing hundreds of fruit every year. Each one of those fruit containing incredible nutrients that help each one of us live a healthier, happier life. And if that isn’t amazing enough…most fruit trees will produce fruit for 30-100 years. Wow.
After I came down from my gratitude high – partly because people began to stare. I went and bought one of my favorite foods: pears. Here are 9 reasons why pears should be in your diet. (see juicing recipes below)
The pectin and fiber in pears can help stop diarrhea and the cooling tannins can calm an irritated digestive tract.
Keeps You Hydrated
Pears are a watery food and when you add in the A and C vitamins and rich mineral content, they can help rehydrate you and keep you hydrated.
Because of there high fiber content, pears can slow down the sugar excitability that often accompanies ADHD. However they should be eaten in moderation because they do contain natural sugars themselves.
Helps Lower Cholesterol
Pears are high in pectin (higher than apples) which reduces cholesterol levels by bonding with dietary fat and cholesterol and removing them from the body through the intestine before they are absorbed through the bloodstream.
Boosts Immune System
Pears contain a good amount of vitamins A, K, C, B2, B3, B6 and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper so eating them is great for your immune system.
Pears are a hypoallergenic fruit. So if you have issues with food sensitivities, you usually can eat pears with no adverse side effects. This also makes them a great fruit to introduce to infants.
The hydroxycinnamic acid found in pears has been associated with preventing stomach and lung cancer.
The antioxidant quercetin found in the skin has been shown by a recent study at Cornell University to protect against Alzheimer’s disease. So don’t’ peel your pears!
Pears contain boron which our bodies need so we can retain calcium so they have been linked to osteoporosis prevention.
Pears are one of the top 12 foods you should buy organic!
Here are two of my favorite pear juicing recipes. You’ll love them!
4 ribs of celery
1 nib of ginger
4 ribs of celery
2 handfuls of parsley
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