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KARL – Pear

Hello guys! Today let’s not talk about a villain, but a hero instead: The pear.

It’s very tasty, juicy and a great snack option for kids and adults alike. Rich in water and nutrients, this funny-looking fruit is a great ally of our health. It is a good source of glucose that gives energy and disposition. Contains vitamins A, B and C complex, minerals like Phosphorus and Potassium, is also a source of antioxidants and has low glycemic index, which helps in the control of blood glucose.

And the benefits don’t stop there. The pear is a heart-friend for its vasodilator action, which helps control blood pressure, aiding in reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. It exerts control of the production of bile salts, collaborating in the prevention of colon diseases. Vitamin C and flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that helps fighting free radicals that are harmful to our health.

The pear is an ally in protecting the health of your bones by being a source of boron, a body aid in calcium retention. And it still maintains the healthy pH level in the body. It possesses large amounts of pectin, a type of fiber, which aid in the process of digestion and health of the intestine.

Because it’s rich in folic acid, pregnant women benefit greatly from the consumption of pears, because it is very important in the formation of the nervous system of the fetus. In addition to strengthening the immune system, the pear prevents anemia, depression among other illness.

The pear is recommended by some doctors in the weaning process, where new foods are offered to the baby. This is because it’s a fruit with low acidity, which facilitates the digestive process and presents low probability of allergies.

With so much benefits, our hero can beat any enemy of healthy eating. See you next time!

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Cris Parente

Cris Parente

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