Composition Of A Pear
Pear contains a significant amount of sugar : glucose, fructose, levulose and the sweetest sugars and the natural sweeteners sorbitol. In addition it contains large amounts of carbohydrates ( 7-14 % ), low in protein and fat ( 0.4% ), water and dietary fiber. Of vitamins, minerals and oligo-elements contains vitamin C the most, B group vitamins, potassium, sodium, chlorine, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, copper, boron and iron. The curative effect of the pears comes from the substantial content of antioxidants. It's caloric fruit. A 100g pear provides 44 to 80kcal.
Vitamin C and copper, as well as many antioxidants from pears, protect the body from free radicals, reduce the risk of malignant disease, multiple sclerosis. Minerals contained in pears,particularly boron, increases brain activity, the man feels bolder, faster and more logical thinking, performs daily tasks easier. After a meal of pears EEG chronicles the brain waves rise, and that's why the students snack should often contain pear. B group vitamins, which in pears has in great quantity, help the body to fight better with stress.
Pears contain enough boron minerals, which increases the level of the most active form of estrogen - estradiol 17B. Menopausal women who get enough boron minerals have less pronounced menopausal symptoms. This mineral affects the normal metabolism of calcium. If you do not get enough boron mineral from the pear and other fruits,the bones become brittle, easily can be broken, even though we have enough calcium.
All those who wish to prevent osteroporosis and anemia should often eat a pear. Compared to other fruits the pears contains large amounts of calcium and iron,and are recommended to children and young people in the developing ages, pregnant women and postmenopausal women.
The pear is an excellent source of dietary fiber, especially pectin. Fibers swell in the intestines and prevent the absorption of glucose and cholesterol which is important in the prevention of heart disease. Dietary fiber reduces the effect of cancer-causing substances ,and the pear helps on preventing colorectal cancer. Fiber effects the regular bowel movements.
The sweet taste of the pears does not only come from fructose and glucose, but also from sorbitol. A large number of healthy people can not absorb sorbitol well. They can get diarrhea when they eat a lot of pears, but people who suffer from constipation pears help to regulate bowel movements.
The high content of potassium and beneficial relationship with sodium affects the increased fluid secretion and lowering blood pressure - a diuretic effect. Potassium has a positive effect on the heart, the transmission of nerve impulses, muscle work, the metabolism of proteins... Affects the discharge of stone and sand from the kidney and facilitate the elimination of bacteria from the urinary tract.
Folk medicine recommends pears leaf tea to dissolve kidney stones , pain and burning sensation when urinating in the kidney and bladder infections and treatment of arthritis. It is believed that pears do not cause allergies. That is why it is introduced early in the feeding of the infants.