5 Of The Most Amazing Health Benefits Of Eating Pears
These tasty fruits are more beneficial to your health than you think...
22 January 2019
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Pears are sweet, juicy and the perfect way to satiate an after-dinner sweet tooth – but did you know they’re also an unsung hero in the fruit world?
Move over apples: When it comes to overall health, a pear a day may just keep the doctor away too, thanks to their impressive vitamin and mineral content.
They’re delicious eaten on their own, but these green fruits are also incredibly versatile, and can be baked into desserts, tossed in salads and paired with strong-tasting cheeses.
Here, Lily Soutter, a leading London nutritionist (lilysoutternutrition.com), reveals some of the great health benefits of doing just that.
4. They Help Balance Blood Sugar
The sweetness of pears has added benefits to the body, according to Soutter.
“Pears provide a proportion of their sugar as fructose. Interestingly, fructose-rich foods do not raise blood sugar levels as rapidly as glucose.
“This means that pears are the perfect sweet snack for balancing blood sugar.” Soutter explains that they also minimise the risk of a blood sugar crash which often comes with consumption of high-sugar foods like sweets and biscuits.
“What’s more, the high-fibre content of pears ensures that a slow and sustained release of sugar is provided to the body and brain,” she adds.