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- Pears are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. They are also fat-free and cholesterol-free.
- Pears are one of the highest-fiber fruits. Filling up on fiber keeps you regular to prevent a bloated belly caused by constipation, which also helps prevent colon cancer. A diet high in fiber can also keep your cholesterol levels down. Getting your fill of fiber from fruit is also linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
- Pears contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2, B3, and B6. For expecting or nursing moms, they also contain folate. Pears also shine in the mineral department containing calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. Vitamin C and copper are antioxidant nutrients, so eating pears is good for your immune system and may help prevent cancer.
- Pears also contain boron, needed our bodies to retain calcium, and assist in the prevention of osteoporosis.
- The phytonutrients found in pears are also associated with preventing stomach cancer.
- It’s a hypoallergenic fruit, which means those with food sensitivities can usually eat pears with no adverse effects.
- Quercetin is another antioxidant found in the skin of pears.
- Cardamom may help lower blood pressure likely due to its antioxidant and diuretic properties.
- Certain compounds in cardamom may fight cancer and stop the growth of tumors in mice and test tubes.
- The antioxidant compounds in cardamom may help protect cells from damage and slow down and prevent inflammation in your body.
- Cardamom may protect against digestive issues and has been shown to reduce the number and size of stomach ulcers in rats.
- Cardamom is often used to treat bad breath. This is because cardamom might be able to kill common mouth bacteria and prevent cavities.
- Cardamom may improve breathing by stimulating better oxygen uptake and relaxing air passage to the lungs in humans and animals.
- One animal study suggests that cardamom extract may prevent anxious behaviors. This may be because low blood levels of antioxidants have been linked to the development of anxiety and other mood disorders.