Pears

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday

Pears!!

I feel like they don’t get the credit they deserve! The first time I tried pears it was from a container and they were super gross soooo I thought I didn’t like them. BUT I tried a fresh pear when I was like 17 (I know so many years without them!!) and I LOVED them!! They are the perfect sweetness and packed with water and fiber in fact

  1. Pears are one of the highest fiber fruits!
  2. Quercetin- This is a compound found in the skin of pairs that can help reduce blood pressure (1) so make sure you don’t peel them and don’t buy them in a container where they are already peeled (and really mushy and gross)
  3. Flavonoids- Flavonoids are what give color to fruits and vegetables. And they also have other benefits like improving insulin sensitivity in people that have type 2 diabetes (2)

1.https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-294-quercetin.aspx?activeingredientid=294&

2.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5449376/

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