Pears: juicy, refreshing and nutritious

The pears are juicy and fleshy fruit with a delicate flavor. There are over 30 varieties of them, of different colors and textures. They are highly valued for its high nutritional value and low caloric content. Stand out as being rich in fiber and potassium. Mineral latter is necessary for the generation of nerve impulses and normal muscle activity, while involved in the regulation of fluid balance inside and outside the cells.

Read on for the benefits this fruit has to give you. In the end, you'll find some recipes to incorporate them into your diet.

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They help to lose weight

As pears contribute very little fat and calories (53 per 100 gr) and contain 80% water, they are usually included in the diet of people trying to lose weight. Also serve this purpose by helping to achieve the feeling of fullness, thereby reducing appetite and consequently the amount of food consumed daily. This is due to its abundance of fiber.

They are diuretic

Being rich in potassium, help combat fluid retention. This mineral is perfect for regulating the amount of water present in the body.

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They help maintain intestinal health

Each serving of pears provides 18% of the recommended daily fiber intake. This allows food to pass through the bowel more easily. Thus, helps prevent constipation. Furthermore, in this fruit pectins present help prevent intestinal infections.

21700They help regulate cholesterol

Medical studies have shown that soluble fiber, found in pears as pectins, is able to reduce levels of "bad" cholesterol (LDL).

Beautify the skin and hair

The antioxidant effects of vitamin A present in the pear, help reduce the signs of skin aging such as wrinkles and age spots. At the same time, this fruit helps to stop hair loss.

 

 

Some ideas to incorporate into the diet

The main use is gourmet pears. They are usually eaten as dessert, fresh or in more elaborate recipes. In addition, they are used to make jams and marmalades. However, they can also be a delicious addition to a refreshing salad.

Pear salad, apple, spinach and raisins

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Ingredients

  • 2 unripe pears
  • 2 blocks
  • Spinach leaves (as needed)
  • ¼ cup raisins

Preparation

1. Cut the pears and apples into thin slices.

2. Place fruit on a bed of leaves thoroughly washed and dried spinach.

3. Above, poured raisins.

4. Season to taste. It will be great with a dressing of olive oil, vinegar, two tablespoons of chopped fresh rosemary and a tablespoon of honey.

Pears in red wine

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Ingredients

  • 4 pears
  • 1 lt. red wine
  • 500 grams of organic sugar
  • Canela (as needed)
  • Anise (as needed)

Preparation

1. In a saucepan, place the wine, sugar, cinnamon and anise. Mix until sugar dissolves.

2. Add the peeled pears. You can cut to half or whole place them.

3. Cook over high heat until a syrup. When this happens, remove the pears fire.

4. Sívelas with a snowflake whipped cream.

Arugula, Pear and blue cheese

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Ingredients (for two)

  • 1 large bundle of arugula
  • 1 large pear that is not very mature
  • ½ lemon
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 100 gr. blue cheese
  • Pepper, balsamic vinegar and olive oil salt,

Preparation

1. Thoroughly wash the arugula it and remove the roots. It should be well cool. Otherwise, you can place it 15 minutes in a bowl of cold water to hydrate. Let it dry thoroughly.

2. Peel the pears, cut in half and remove the seeds. Then rebánala sheet that are not too thin. Sprinkle the fruit with lemon juice to prevent darkening.

3. Toast the nuts by placing them in a clean pan for a few minutes (optional).

4. Cut the blue cheese into small pieces.

5. To assemble the salad, place the arugula in a bowl. Above, add the pears, walnuts and cheese.

6. In another bowl, smaller, mix salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar and olive oil until emulsified. Sprinkle the salad with the vinaigrette unmixed too, to prevent the cheese from unraveling.

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