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.
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.