Having a healthy cardiovascular system is necessary for good health. Diseases such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, and heart attack are all linked to bad cardiovascular health. One common way of preventing these illnesses is by eating healthy foods. Patients who are diagnosed with cardiovascular illnesses are advised to avoid fried foods, butter, red meat, and junk foods. Doctors often recommend the regular consumption of fruits and vegetables by patients. This article will focus on heart disease, and I'll be showing you the healthy effects of pears (a fruit) on your heart and two ways by which you can use them to improve your heart health and lower the risk of heart disease as sourced from Healthline.
Regular consumption of pears has been proven to boost heart health. This is because they contain an antioxidant known as quercetin whose presence in the body helps to reduce inflammation, which in turn lowers the risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol levels (two common causes of heart disease). Quercetin is mainly found in the peels; hence you're advised to avoid removing the peels to obtain this nutrient. Below are two ways by which you can use pears to improve your heart health.
1. By washing and eating the fruit.
This fruit is readily available and you can purchase them in malls and supermarkets across the country. Pears are usually washed and eaten raw; however, many people make the mistake of removing the flesh before eating the fruit. It is important to consume pears together with the flesh in order to obtain quercetin (the heart-friendly nutrient).
2. By drinking pear juice.
You can spice things up by blending pears into a natural drink. Consuming this drink regularly will also have positive effects on the heart. The nutrients which are contained in pears remain intact if you blend the fruit; hence there's nothing to lose. However, you're advised to remove the seeds before blending.
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