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Finding the Right Fruits for Better Health Is Fun

By Tom Herrin

Everyone is well aware that people need a good balance in their diets to enjoy the best possible health.  Many make some really bad choices.  Some of this is due to convenience; fast foods are awfully simple.  Others make the choice because they have developed a taste for foods that are poor in quality and have little to contribute to overall good health.  It is also very true that everyone has different needs for the body.  One thing that there is always room for is fruit.  Most think of apples, oranges, and bananas.  There are other fruits available that are often left off of the list.  One of those that is forgotten but provides some good things for health is pears.

They Are Good for Digestion

For any who remember eating pears, they know that they are full of fiber.  They are considered to provide up to 18 percent of the daily requirements of fiber.  Their high water content helps to move food along through the system to avoid constipation.  It is believed that the somewhat gritty texture of a pear can bind cancer-causing agents as well as free radicals in the colon.

They May Help with Weight Loss

People could load up on pears and never worry about gaining weight.  If they are trying to cut calories, pears are a great choice.  One pear generally contains around 100 calories.  Since they are naturally sweet, they are satisfying for those with the urge to snack.  The fiber and water content also helps to maintain that full feeling.  They are easy to grab and carry, so there is no prep needed to take one along as you go out the door.

They May Be a Big Hit

Kids always love pears.  They are one of those early baby foods that many eat.  I enjoy pear nectar.  It seems to be a unique type of juice.  Pears are soft and easy to eat whether you are very young or very old.  We have them sometimes in a cobbler.  They are good out of a can or possibly with cottage cheese on top.  Many people eat them with a slice of American or cheddar cheese on top.  However you eat them, find a way to make it personal.  Have them frequently for better health.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Goleta, Calif.

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