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The Benefit and Harms of Pears. All You Need to Know

A pear is in most cases in the top three most famous fruits to us. After all, it is not just one of the most widespread and delicious fruits, it is really a very nutritious and useful one. The pear's valuable properties are well-known for a long time, since the times of the ancient world. However, on our lands this miracle fruit appeared relatively not long ago but managed to win the hearts of many gardeners and lovers of natural products. 

It is also worth noting that there are many types of pears, of which make different dishes, drinks, jams and other healthy products. There is also such a famous sort of the pear as Duchess, from which everyone makes a favorite drink (the last means a natural drink, not carbonated water with the flavor of duchess). In addition, some pear's varieties have the unique properties − some of them are dietary; others are dessert and so on. However, let us consider those useful properties of the pear that are characteristic of all its varieties. 

Useful Properties of Pears 

In the first place, from a great number of fruits known to us, the pear differs in that it is very nutritious. Literally one or two pears can saturate your appetite, although at the same time they have low calorie content, like any other fruit, and it is about 50 kcal but 100 mgs.  As for the fruit's composition, the following vitamins are present in the pear: 

- vitamin A and C (the greatest amount);  
- vitamins PP and K (moderate amount);  
- vitamins of group B (mainly В2 and В6);  
- micro-elements: acids, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, potassium;  
- high cellulose content.  

Also, interesting fact − despite the fact that the pear is usually much sweeter than the apple, it contains much less sugar. Therefore, it will be less harmful for those who have any problems with sugar in the blood. The pear has more fructose than glucose, and this, in turn, positively affects the work of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and other organs. Therefore, the pears are often recommended for diets and food allowance in order to get rid of excess weight or sugar. 


Among other things, the pear helps to strengthen the immunity, helps the organism cope with various viruses and infections that penetrate inside, working as a blocking substance.  It relieves tension and inflammation of the organs of vision and hearing, promotes the development of nerve cells and so on. In these beneficial properties, there is the great merit of essential oils, which are components of this fruit. Also, the pears fruitfully influence the digestive organs, although it can not be said that they are reasonably a suitable product for this purpose. In fact, they are rather heavy for the stomach, but due to the presence of the organic acids in the pear, it is a beneficial means for digestion processes, as well as for the functioning of the genitourinary system.

Vitamin C, contained in the pears, largely affects the vessels' elasticity, making them strong and at the same time elastic. The other vitamins that comprise this fruits help to reduce toxins in the blood and biliary tracts, and also prevent the diseases such as anemia and atherosclerosis. Also, the pear contains cellulose, which helps in lowering the level of cholesterol in the body, affects the functioning of the intestinal micro-flora and the vital activity of the gallbladder. For the proper development of hair and teeth, you need to eat 3-4 pears a day, if you grow the small-fruited varieties of pears, you can safely eat them for a whole day.  

Eating daily 3-5 ounces of pears, you do not just provide the body with all the necessary components, but can feel satiety and not hunger for a whole day.  

Contraindications and Harm of Pears. Basic Recommendations for Use 

So, what can we say about the harmful properties of the pear?  First, you need to evaluate the appearance of the product − the pears, during ripening, are often subjected to treatments, so that they are not attacked by the harmful insects. Even if this does not happen, the pears have the ability to rot from the inside. So, biting off every pear's piece, you need to watch, so as not to get to the rot.

Now let us tell, as for the internal harmful effects of the pears on the body. They can not be consumed by those who suffer from the ulcer disease, and also be more careful during prolonged starvation. Do not eat the pears on an empty stomach, despite the fact that this fruit is very nutritious. It is the best to start eating them only after a certain time after eating (for example, after half an hour). At all it is not necessary to wash down pears with any liquid − water, compote, and, especially, kvass or carbonated beverage. Such simple rules will help you stay healthy, and get only the useful properties from the pears. And do not forget that you can make jam or dried fruits out of these fetuses, and also enjoy the pear in the winter.

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