Pears Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

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Because it’s crisp and sweet, pears are loved by many.  But aside from being appealing to the palate, they are also nutritionally dense and if it so happens that you have high blood pressure, it can help lower it, too.

High blood pressure is a condition where the force of blood pushing through tight arteries makes the heart work too hard.  In the long run, high blood pressure would eventually lead to loss of vision, heart and kidney failure, stroke, and heart attack.

This is where pears come in.  If medicines were this delicious, no one would mind too much getting sick from time to time.

Pears have phytonutrients and antioxidant properties which play a role in decreasing cardiovascular damage and preventing high blood pressure.  It neutralizes free radicals in the body which, if left untreated, can damage blood vessels and build up cholesterol in artery walls.

Moreover, it contains soluble fiber and pectin which can reduce the bad cholesterol in the body or what is scientifically known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL).

Also found in other fruits such as apples and prunes, soluble fiber reduces the body’s absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream.

Eating just five to ten grams of foods with soluble fiber such as pears can go a long way in lowering the bad cholesterol in your body.

A fruit that tastes like heaven and an ally of your heart and blood pressure…what more can you ask for in a fruit?

 

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