In ancient China, the pear was a symbol of longevity, as pear trees live for a very long time. The fruit of the pear tree is one of the healthiest delicacies.
They are rich in bioactive substances. Pear fruits contain sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose), vitamins A, B1, B2, E, P, PP, C, carotene, folic acid, catechins, nitrogenous substances, pectins, mineral salts of iron, manganese, iodine, cobalt, copper, potassium , molybdenum, calcium, tannins, fiber.
Since there is more fructose in the pear than glucose (and as you know, fructose does not require insulin for its absorption in the body), this fruit is useful in case of pancreatic dysfunction. That’s whyfresh and dried pears, as well as drinks from them, are included in diets for obesity and diabetes.
The main value of a pear is in the content of nutritional fibers (2.3 g/100 g). The content of vitamin C in it is not high.In terms of folic acid content, pear surpasses even blackcurrant.
Both folk and official medicine recommend using a pear in a huge number of cases. But first of all, we note that the fruits of pears must be used correctly: not eat them on an empty stomach drink water. Also, they should not be eaten with meat and regaled on them earlier than half an hour after the end of the meal.Do not forget that only mature, fragrant, juicy, delicate fruits have medicinal properties.
Pear helps to remove heavy metals and toxins from the body.
Pear fruits contain unique essential oils, biologically active substances that can increase the body’s defenses, resist infectious diseases, have an anti-inflammatory effect, and even fight depression.
Pear juice is extremely useful in the treatment of certain gastric diseases.Pear pulp is more easily tolerated by the body than apple pulp. Sour and very tart varieties of pears strengthen the stomach and liver, stimulate appetite, but they are more difficult for the body to digest. With liver diseases, cholecystitis, gastritis, two pears eaten in the morning will relieve you of pain and heartburn, eliminate discomfort in the intestines.
Decoctions, compotes from dried pears are rich in tannins, which have an astringent effect, which is useful for intestinal disorders. Fresh pears contain fairly coarse dietary fiber, which enhances intestinal motility, so they should not be eaten in case of disorders. But with constipation, pears from compote must be eaten.
There are many macro- and microelements in the pear: for example, iron, which is necessary for the synthesis of healthy blood cells.Therefore, it is recommended to use pears for fatigue, dizziness, heart palpitations that occur with increased physical exertion, as well as loss of appetite, cracks in the corners of the mouth, poor tissue healing, and even sensitivity to cold – all these are symptoms of iron deficiency in the body.
After forty years, doctors generally recommend eating more pears.Twice a week it is very useful to arrange “pear days”: 1.5-2 kg of fresh green fruits – and nothing else.Hard fruits are best boiled slightly.
It is believed that pear jam and baked fruits will relieve coughing. In ancient Arabic works on medicine, it was indicated that pears help treat lung diseases.Pear juice and fruit decoctions have antibacterial activity due to the content of the antibiotic arbutin. They are also used as a means to strengthen the walls of blood vessels.
Pear pulp contains a lot of potassium ions, without a sufficient amount of which it is impossible to imagine the normal functioning of the heart and muscles, because potassium ions are responsible in the body for cell regeneration. So a few pears eaten can quite realistically relieve pain in strained muscles. Pear is very useful for the heart in general and for cardiac arrhythmias in particular. In addition, with a lack of potassium, tissue growth slows down, nervousness, insomnia appear, heart palpitations are observed due to a weakening of cardiac activity, and the level of cholesterol in the blood rises. With such symptoms, pear treatment can do a good job. By the way, the better and stronger the smell of a pear, the greater its benefits, especially for the heart.
Pear compotes are also useful for inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract.– this drink increases diuresis, has a beneficial effect on the bladder and renal pelvis.
If you are going to lose weight, do not forget: pears have a low energy value and are recommended in various diets.
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