Pears Health Benefits: Pears Can Protect Your Heart
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Pears Health Benefits: Pears Can Protect Your Heart

Health benefits of pears are incomplete without mentioning their cardiovascular health benefits. Pears contain some of the vital heart health promoting nutrients. These nutrients protect the heart and promote the cardiovascular health by their own ways. Like apples, pears are also an important fruit for the heart. LetÂ’s find out how do pears help to keep the heart healthy.

Pears belong to the family of Rosaceaeand the genus of Pyrus. This fruits come from the same family as the apples. Pears are grainy, buttery and juicy in texture and come in different sizes and colours. Pears or Pyrus communis also have several varieties. Most common varieties of pears are Anjou, Asian, Bartlett, Bosc, Comice, Concorde and Seckel. This fruit is generally available throughout the year and cultivated mostly in the United States and China. Pears have a very good nutritional profile. They contain no cholesterol, sodium and saturated fats.

Pears are a very good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. They also contain significant amounts of potassium, calcium, copper and folate.

 

Pears for Cardiovascular Health

Strong presence of Vitamin C and copper gives pears outstanding anti-oxidant strength. It is very well known that anti-oxidants have the ability to protect the heart. Anti-oxidant nutrients are especially very good for reducing the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Anti-oxidants protect cells of the body from the free radicals and by minimize the free radical damage or oxidative damage of cells, anti-oxidants lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Oxidation of cholesterol or Oxidation of LDL is responsible for plaque build up in artery walls which can lead to atherosclerosis.

Pears contain very good amounts of dietary fiber. Fiber plays important role to reduce the cholesterol levels. Fiber in the colon binds to bile salts; bile salts are made of cholesterol. Fiber flushes out the bile salts out of the body and that prompts body to make more bile. Making more bile needs more cholesterol and for that body breaks down more cholesterol to make more bile. This process helps to lower the cholesterol levels.

In addition, folate and Vitamin K provide excellent heart health benefits. Vitamin K is a very good vitamin for the heart. It provides significant benefits on cardiovascular health. Vitamin K can reduce the chances of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). Also, it reduces the unwanted calcification inside the arteries. Calcification is a process of calcium build up inside the tissues. Calcium build up makes the arteries stiff and hard. This condition can lead to heart disease and heart attack as well. Vitamin K deficiency is associated with hardening of the arteries. In addition, Vitamin K promotes healthy blood clotting.

Pears are rich with all of this heart saving crucial nutrients. These nutrients in pears are responsible for making pears a healthy food for the heart. Pears provide important cardiovascular health benefits and help to keep the heart healthy.

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Comments (2)

Great research and very informative, we love pears but they are so expensive..voted

Thank you for the healthful pear information.Well done.

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