Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant required for a large number of metabolic functions in the human body and especially in the immune system. It aids in healing wounds and can repair tissues (like collagen) and ensure healthy gums. It is also present in high concentrations in the adrenal glands that help us deal with stress.
Copper is incorporated into a variety of proteins and enzymes, which perform essential metabolic functions and is necessary for the proper growth, development and maintenance of bone, connective tissue, brain, heart, and many other body organs. Together with iron, it enables the body to form red blood cells and supports immune function and may help prevent cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
Most of the fibre in pears is non-soluble polysaccharide (NSP), which functions as a good bulk laxative in the gut. Fibre also helps to prevent constipation, maintain the health of our gastrointestinal system and to help our microbiome to flourish. Additionally, its gritty fibre content may bind to cancer-causing toxins and chemicals in the colon, protecting its mucous membrane from contact with these compounds.
Pears are modest sources of antioxidant flavonoid phytonutrients such as β-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These compounds, along with vitamin C and A, help keep the body protected from harmful free radicals.DOWNLOAD PDF