A Nutritionist Explains Why Pears are Good for You and Who Shouldn’t Eat tThem

Pear is not only delicious but also very healthy. However, people with acute digestive diseases should refrain from eating pears of all kinds.

With the beginning of autumn comes the pear season. This juicy and flavorful fruit will appeal to many people, but not everyone can eat it. Nutritionist Svetlana Fus talked about the beneficial properties of pears and explained what they are contraindicated for.

Why pears are good for you

Pears are a natural source of dietary fiber: one hundred grams of fruit contains 14% of the daily requirement, the nutritionist wrote on Instagram.

Pear contains 17% silicon, 10% copper, 12% iron, and 6% potassium.

“There is not much vitamin C in it – 5-6%. For example, an apple contains 11% of 100 g of the daily requirement. Other valuable components include B vitamins, especially folic acid (B9), phenolic compounds, and tannins. These nutrients are found mainly in the skin of the fruit,” the expert noted.

The pear pulp contains simple carbohydrates: 10-12 g per 100 g of fruit.

“Fructose prevails, just like in an apple, but pears also contain sweet sorbitol, so they are sweeter than apples. Watch your consumption of sweet fruits. Excessive consumption of not only sweets but also fruits can lead to excessive weight,” warned Svitlana Fus.

Potassium compounds contained in pears have diuretic properties and promote salt excretion. Folic acid plays an important role in hematopoiesis, phenolic compounds strengthen capillaries and have anti-inflammatory effects.

Who shouldn’t eat pears?

“In case of exacerbation of digestive diseases, it is better to refrain from pears: they contain a lot of fiber, which irritates the intestinal mucosa and increases peristalsis, and a lot of fructose, which, if consumed in excess, can cause increased gas formation,” the nutritionist said.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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