Pears are very common and loved by everyone since childhood fruit. Many gardeners and owners of country houses planted pear trees of various varieties. There is an opinion that the pear was first bred in China, after which it was spread almost all over the world. Many of us love to eat pear for dessert, but few people think that this fruit has a number of beneficial properties and its use has certain contraindications. So, pear: health benefits and harm.
Pears: the benefits and harm to the body
Surprisingly, such simple fruits contain many nutrients, trace elements and vitamins. Pear is unique in that even in processed or dried form retains all its properties. Pear fruits contain such beneficial substances:
- B vitamins;
- dietary fiber (fiber);
- unsaturated acids.
In addition to the above useful properties, the value of a pear is that it is low in calories, so many people include it in their diet. Pears can be used not only as a delicious and filling dessert. Even our ancestors used these fruits in the form of medicinal folk remedies.
Pear has an effect on the body:
- strengthens the immune system;
- protects the body from the penetration and spread of toxic substances;
- contributes to the speedy recovery in the development of inflammatory processes, and also helps to prevent them;
- is an excellent remedy for diarrhea;
- improves the condition of blood vessels and normalizes the work of the cardiovascular system as a whole;
- has an active effect on foreign organisms, in particular worms;
- taking pears in a certain amount allows you to deal with elevated temperature;
- copes with coughing;
- unsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamins contained in the pear, have a beneficial effect on the thyroid gland;
- improves the condition of bone and muscle tissue;
- lowers cholesterol;
- normalizes the general condition.
As you can see, pear has a number of useful properties. It is recommended for people who have lowered hemoglobin levels. Due to the content of folic acid in the pear, proteins are naturally produced in the body. Pear is considered an indispensable product for people who have revealed pathologies in the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. However, it is not always allowed to eat pears for people with such diseases. If you decide to include this fruit in your diet, but are at risk, be sure to consult your healthcare professional.
Pears need to be eaten by people suffering from diseases of the urinary system, since it is this fruit that has a diuretic effect. Very good pear helps to cope with fever. But at high temperatures, it is still recommended to take pharmacological agents or consult a doctor. Quite often, pears are included in the diet of people who adhere to a dietary diet. Due to the low calorie content, pears will perfectly help to balance the diet, the number of calories consumed and, as a result, a person will be able to normalize his weight.
Unfortunately, not all people can eat pears. In some cases, this useful and fortified fruit can harm the body. Thus, it is categorically contraindicated to eat pears to people suffering from gastric or intestinal ulcers. They are not recommended for elderly people, since an excessive amount of active substances can stimulate appetite and provoke unwanted irritation of the nervous system.
As already mentioned, there are many different varieties of pears. In our region, the most common variety is Severyanka. This pear ripens in the first half of August and brings very juicy and sweet fruit. It has a number of useful properties. Due to the high content of cobalt in the pear, it is enough to eat two fruits a day and you saturate your body with the right amount of nutrients that affect the full operation of the thyroid gland.
With proper storage of Northerners, this fruit retains its beneficial properties even in winter. In addition to fruit, broths from the leaves and bark of this pear variety have been widely used in folk medicine. Severyanka pear contains a large amount of folic acid and beneficial microelements that have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. Also, eating pear fruit of this variety, you can get rid of cough and reduce the increased body temperature. Severyanka perfectly affects the vessels with the help of active substances contained in fruits, strengthens blood vessels and normalizes the functioning of the heart muscle.
Is it possible to eat pears while carrying a child?
During pregnancy, the expectant mother should not only look after her health, but also take care of the baby. Folic acid is necessary for the normal development of the fetus, so the use of pears in all trimesters of pregnancy is essential. It is best to eat fruits that grow in local gardens.
If the expectant mother suffers from constipation, then due to the fiber contained in the pear peel, you can easily get rid of this disease. It is not recommended for pregnant women to eat a pear on an empty stomach, since an excess of fiber may cause gas formation or diarrhea.
These fruits perfectly whet the appetite, so if you suffer from the lack of the latter, you need to eat a fresh pear or a glass of pear juice during breakfast. Do not fear that pears can provoke nausea, since such side effects have not been identified in practice. In addition, pears have a great influence on the work of the heart muscle, because during pregnancy, the mother's heart works in a heightened mode.
In winter, it is also necessary to eat pears, since they prevent the penetration of pathogenic microbes into the organism. If, nevertheless, such an affliction overtook you, then a few pear fruits or a glass of broth will help you not only to get toned, but also to lower the fever.
What are dangerous dried pears?
Not everyone grows pear trees in the garden, and it is not always possible to buy high-quality and ripe fruit in the store or on the market. In this case, fresh fruit can be replaced dried. Dried pears have a number of useful properties and are almost as good as ripe, juicy and fresh fruits.
Dried pears can be eaten fresh or added to broth or compote. They have a number of useful properties, in particular:
Eating dried pears will help you cope with the problems of the functioning of the pancreas. Due to the ingestion of beneficial micronutrients and vitamins, it is possible to get rid of toxins and slags naturally.
As such, there are no contraindications to the use of dried pears in food in practice. It is not recommended to combine them with milk, as this can cause diarrhea. But eating dried pears along with yogurt, kefir or cottage cheese is very useful. Thus, it is possible to normalize the intestinal microflora and saturate the body with useful substances. Also, dried pears have healing properties, but they are not recommended for people with pronounced diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Pears are very tasty and healthy fruits. From this fruit you can make a delicious dessert. Even after heat treatment or baking, pear fruits retain their beneficial properties.