Thomas Ramey Watson

Pears are especially good for you

From Real Age:

In a study, middle-aged women who consumed the highest amounts of three different types of flavonoid antioxidants — flavones, flavonols, and catechins — saw the smallest increase in body mass index (BMI) over a period of 14 years. Pears just happen to contain two of these choice phytonutrients, catechins and flavonols.

They’re also high in filling fiber and low in calories, making them a win-win sweet solution for your waistline and appetite.

But be patient with pears.

Here’s why you should wait until they’re nice and ripe.

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I am especially fond of Bosc pears, which have a kind of spicy sweetness.

I’d put the red pears next.

My acupunturist/O.M.D. has long recommended pears especially in the winter because they believe them to help with lung functioning and thus prevent lung problems.

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