Eating a diet high in plant foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans, might lower the risk of several malignancies according to findings published by the American Institute for Cancer Research. Try these yummy pear recipes.

10. Poach Your Pears

Have you ever tried it? They’re delectable! To learn how to make ‘Poached Pears,’ read the ‘Fruits & Veggies-More Matters’ recipe.

9. Pear Cobbler

Replace apples with pears in your favorite low-fat cobbler or try this Rise and Shine Cobbler.

8. Sweet Soup

Have you ever tried pears in soup? Fruits & Veggies-More Matters offers a Sweet Potato-Pear Soup recipe. It’s magnificent!

7. The Perfect Snack

Enjoy a delectable fresh pear as a sweet, delicious snack.

6. Pears Instead of Apples

For a different taste, try using pears in any of your favorite apple dishes.

5. Preserve Them

Make your own pear jam. Pear preserves will be waiting for you in your pantry at any time.

4. Pear Dip

Try our Cheddar and Parmesan Pear Dip.

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3. Sweet Salads

Pear slices can transform an average salad into a beautiful work of art! See how to make the Pear Salad with Green Onions or Pear Bistro Salad.

2. Chutney & Salsa

Pears are wonderful with salty or spicy foods. Spicy Apple & Pear Chutney is delicious on pork, chicken, or fish grilled over an open fire.

1. Grilled Cheese and… Pear?

What a flavor! Try layering thinly sliced pears on a grilled cheese sandwich or in your favorite panini (don’t forget to use whole wheat!).

What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Pears?

Pears have been eaten for millennia because of their excellent flavor and supposed health benefits. They’re one of the most adaptable fruits, able to be used in both savory and sweet dishes and at any meal or snack time. To reap all of pears’ incredible health advantages, eat the entire pear instead of snipping off the colorful skin where many of the fruit’s antioxidants are concentrated.

If you only think about pears during the holiday season, when your employer or clients give you a fruit basket, you’re missing out on some significant health and nutritional advantages. Here are four reasons why this popular tree fruit should be added to your shopping list all year.

Pears are nutritional

Pears are a delicious fruit with several benefits to offer, including nutritional value. A medium pear is high in vitamin C and fiber and contains six grams of each per 100-calorie, medium-sized pear. Pears also contain potassium that lowers blood pressure and numerous bioactive compounds, including anthocyanins, which have health advantages such as reducing the incidence of chronic illnesses.

Pears slash your risk for type 2 diabetes

Due to their high fiber content, pears have a low glycemic index and are recommended for diabetics. Furthermore, a research published in Food & Function examined the relationship between apple and pear intake and type 2 diabetes risk. Among those who ate the most apples and pears, there was an 18% lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes, according to researchers. For each pear you consume during the week, your risk of diabetes may be reduced by around three percent. Pears are thought to have antidiabetic effects due to their antioxidant properties.

Pears provide beneficial phytonutrients

Pears, especially those with bright colors, are high in antioxidants and other compounds that may be beneficial to your health. Flavonoids have the ability to alleviate inflammation by neutralizing free radicals. Flavanoids might also aid in the maintenance of vascular health and reduce the chance of heart disease and some types of cancer and type 2 diabetes. Flavonoids have been found in studies to help relieve asthma and a variety of other diseases linked to accelerated aging.

Pears may help you slim down

A medium pear, for example, has just 100 calories and six grams of filling fiber, which is around a quarter of your recommended daily fiber intake. The advantage of all that fiber is that it keeps you fuller longer. In one 12-week study published in the journal Nutrition, women were assigned to three groups. One group ate three apples every day while another ate three pears twice a week, and the third consumed three low-fat oat cookies every day. The participants who ate apples or pears lost almost two pounds in 12 weeks without changing their diets.

Pears are a wonderful and nutritious addition to any meal plan. They’re also adaptable enough to be paired with both savory and sweet dishes. Fresh, roasted, or poached pears make excellent salad toppings, on grilled cheese sandwiches, or in smoothies.

Pears are good for your digestion

Pears have more fiber than a 1-cup serving of kale, with 6 grams in a medium pear. Eating adequate fiber is essential to a healthy diet, from helping you stay thin to lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes. Fiber also aids digestion by softening and swelling your feces, making it easier to pass (fiber makes your poop softer and bulkier, making it easier to go). We’re grateful for the digestive benefits of a high-fiber diet (fiber makes your poop softer and bulkier, making it easier to go), and we like that we can get over 20 percent of our daily recommended value from a pear.

Pears are good for your heart

The Harvard Health Blog claims that eating more fiber-rich meals has numerous health advantages. Consuming enough fiber in your diet can lower your chances of developing heart disease, according to some studies. Pears are high in dietary fiber and potassium (which helps reduce sodium), making them a wonderful snack option for people on a heart healthy diet!