SERIOUSLY THOUGH YOU GUYS…I HAVE A NEW OBSESSION.
Pears. Random right? Haha, not like they’re anything brand new.
+++ I’ve always liked them but recently, I fell in LOOOVEEE.
So remember how I was sick AF with that weird summer cold that I guess is a thing??
It was a major drag BUT while I was sick, all I was craving was fruits, veggies and tea with LOTS of honey. A friend of mine told me that last time he was sick he ate like 8 pears in one day, HA, and felt so much better the next day.
Ehhh, fine I’ll try it. Couldn’t hurt, right?
I looked like a pear obsessed freak when I left the grocery store but that’s fine.
So whatever, the next morning I chopped up 4 pears, threw them in a bowl, grabbed a fork, jumped back in bed and enjoyed the shit out of ALL of them.
Needless to say, I was a little shocked by how full I was. Like, literally…STUFFED. (Goes to show that fruit CAN fill you up!)
Then I noticed that I wassss going thru some major detox. TMI? Whatever.
Sooooo I decided to do a little research to see what these little guys have to offer and everything was SPOT ON.
Come to find out —-
Pears are one of the highest fiber fruits, giving us 6 grams per every medium sized fruit.
So I basically had an entire days worth of fiber in one sitting..
Ready for the skinny secret??
Due to the amount of pectin (an insoluble fiber) that pears have, they are kinda like a laxative for the gut. They TOTALLY help with bloating and constipation which alsoooo helps you steer clear of colon cancer. Just fyi.
And apparently when you get full from fruit fiber you are reducing your risk for breast cancer which I think is something that we as girls need to be paying WAY more attention to.
In terms of starting to feel like you’re getting sick, pears are a staple GO TO ITEM. They contain Vitamin C as well as Copper which are antioxidant nutrients. This makes sense as to why loading up on them helped me recover MUCH faster.
Here’s some other goodies they have!:
Pretty cool right?
I knew that apples we’re known for having a lot of insoluble fiber which is why they are also good for your digestion but pears surpass that. Plus I think they’re easier to eat, right? For some reason I feel like apples make me hungry haha. I feel like they’re a little too acidic for me.
Pears on the other hand are super sweet AND they are hypoallergenic so people with food sensitivities can usually eat them without any bad side effects.
Not to mention, they’re also good for vegetarians as a little dose of iron.
I’m personally anemic from having a lack of iron so this was just anoooother plus for me.
A lot going on here right?! Amazing.
I’ve been eating a pear before hitting the gym in the morning and I’ve been having two as a snack in the middle of the day.
I seriously can’t get enough.
TRY IT, TRUST ME.
Especially if you’re having digestion problems, eat like 4 in the morning and see how it goes.