Lesser known health benefits of pears!

By Irengbam Jenny | Last Updated: Sep 11, 2015, 23:50 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny

New Delhi: We all love to eat sweet, juicy and delicious pears, don't we? Pears not only taste good but are packed with many nutrients which are essential for good health.

The texture of this fruit is soft and buttery, adding to it some varieties that have grainy flesh to them.

Also, pears come in a wide range of colors and varieties. You should include them in your diet plan for a healthier lifestyle.

Here are some health benefits of juicy pears:

Good for heart: Pears are an excellent source of dietary fibre, which is good for the heart. The fibre content in the fruit reduces cholesterol in our body and protects us from heart diseases. So, eat pears daily and reduce the risk of a stroke.

Prevents Cancer: The high fiber content in the fruit binds to help remove cancer-causing chemicals in the colon which therefore, reduces the risk of colon cancer too.

Daily consumption of pears can prevent breast cancer by upto 34% in women after menopause.

Boosts immune system: Pears contain high content of anti-oxidants like vitamin C and copper which helps in boosting the immune system of the body and fights against various diseases.

Good for digestion: Pear contains around 20-25% fibre which is recommended for daily consumption. The high fiber content in the fruit helps and improves digestion.