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Enjoy More Pears for an Upswing in Health

By Brandi Swieter 

Most people tend to choose apples as their go-to fruit during the fall months due to their abundance. With farms allowing apple picking and the fruit popular as a candy treat, it’s no wonder why it’s one of the most commonly selected. However, another fruit is just as bountiful during the fall. With plenty of great benefits, people should be sure to enjoy pears just as often as apples for a true upswing in health.

Healthy Dose of Vitamin C

Anyone hoping to boost their immune system needs a dose of Vitamin C. Pears contain a good amount of the vitamin, with 12 percent of the daily recommended value. It helps to fight off infection and disease and keep the body healthy overall. It contains nearly the same amount as an apple and only falls about a gram short.

Plenty of Fiber

Fiber is necessary for digestive health. Just one pear can offer more than 20 percent of the daily recommended value, depending on your size and gender. Enjoy pears more often for improved digestive health and a system that works well.

Aid for Weight Loss

Individuals looking to lose weight need to finds snacks and meals that keep them feeling fuller for longer intervals. They don’t want to be getting hungry in between meals and bingeing on unhealthy foods. Pears are a great aid for weight loss because of their fiber and nutrition content. They make a great snack that keeps people feeling fuller longer. They also only contain 100 calories, which is the ideal amount to shoot for in any snack throughout the day.

Lower Cholesterol Levels

Also due to the high fiber content, pears are ideal for lowering cholesterol levels. This can in turn help to reduce the risk for heart disease and other heart problems down the line. It can reduce inflammation around the heart which can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Provides Energy

With a good amount of Vitamin K found in pears, along with some potassium, the fruit is ideal for providing energy. Anyone in need of an energy boost can enjoy a pear to get what they need. It makes a good pick-me-up in the middle of the day.

Pears are another fruit option for the fall months. Forget about the apple for a minute and choose a pear here and there instead. It’s just as tasty and provides many beneficial nutrients to the body.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Anderson, S.C.

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