1. Help Lower Cholesterol
We all know eating a diet rich in fruits and veggies offers tons of nutritional benefits, but did you know that some produce, including pears, can actually help lower cholesterol? Pears contain heart-healthy soluble fiber, a nutrient that can reduce the absorption of LDL or “bad” cholesterol into the bloodstream. Apples, prunes, beans and oatmeal are also high in dietary fiber.
2. Boost the Immune System
Are you feeling those “oh no” symptoms coming on? You know the ones… stuffy nose, sore throat, cough. You might be catching a cold. Before it gets too far underway, eat a pear. Yep, you heard right, a pear, not an orange (although an orange wouldn’t hurt either).Like oranges, pears are high in vitamin C and other nutrients that boost the immune system.
3. Super Hydrating
We all recognize pears for their incredible juiciness. That sumptuous feeling when you bite into a juicy pear is because they boast a high water content. The water content for fresh pears stands at a whopping 84 percent, according to the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Eating these babies regularly will keep your thirst quenched.