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Why Should You Eat a Pear a Day?


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Eat an apple a day? What about eat a pear a day? A North Dakota State University study examined the benefits of Bartlett and Starkrimson pears and found that “pears as part of a healthy diet could play a role in helping to manage type 2 diabetes and diabetes-induced hypertension.”

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Why Should You Eat a Pear a Day?

  1. 1. PEAR A
  3. 3. BARTLETT AND STARKRIMSON PEARS Bartlett pears come in green, yellow and red colors. Bartlett pears are the most commonly grown pears in most countries outside of Asia. Starkrimson pears have that wonderful crimson red color as their name suggests, they are summer pears and mature August through January.
  5. 5. 0 4 NUTRITION FACTS 1 medium pear has about 100 calories, no fat, 1 gram protein, 26 grams of carbs and a whopping 6 grams of fiber. This will better allow you to reach your 25- 38 grams of fiber daily goal. ( 1)
  6. 6. DID YOU KNOW?
  7. 7. DID YOU KNOW? Pears are one of the few fruits that don’ t ripen on the tree, but begins ripening after harvesting. Check the neck of the pear, apply gentle pressure on the neck of the pear ( stem end) , if it is soft, the pear is ripe and is ready to enjoy!
  8. 8. BENEFITS ,
  9. 9. BENEFITS Pears- specifically 2 types, Bartlett and Starkrimson pears have been shown to help Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes induced hypertension and intestinal ulcers. Naturally occurring phenolic compounds- specifically in the skin may be the key. Consuming the whole fruit with peel, may provide better control in early stages of Diabetes. These pears may also inhibit gut bacteria H. pylori that have been associated with stomach ulcers. ( 2)
  11. 11. PICK UP SOME PEARS Go ahead and pick up some pears the next time you go to the store. You can have fruit and still control your glucose levels. Aim for at least three fruit servings a day. Remember a four ounce pear is about 60 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates. Space your fruit out during the day and “ pair” it with a protein or fat such as low fat cheese or almonds.
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