It is disheartening to hear the sad rumour about this God-given fruit, things like “please stop taking pear (Ube)” or “I don’t take Pear as it causes Malaria”. Pear fruit is a kind of Pear native to Africa and particularly grows in Nigeria with its Igbo name as “Ube”.
The fruit belongs to a tree whose scientific name is Dascroides Edulis. Most people like planting it as ornamentals within the compound or in plantations or widely in the forest reaching heights of between 12 and 40m. In addition, the fruit has many health benefits as well as its nutrients.
The Health benefits of Pear fruit are:
1. Boosts Immunity:
Pear fruit can boost immunity due to Vitamin C content in it, as well as other antioxidants in the fruit. Furthermore, the vitamin helps to eliminate free radicals in the body, as the radicals in the body are being reduced, it makes the body to be healthier.
2. Promotes Healthy Bones:
One of the health benefits of Pear fruit is to promote healthy bones. The benefit is due to calcium and potassium that builds strong bones and therefore the fruit is recommended for any age. Additionally, the fruit not only strengthens bones but also brings the bones to a perfect structure.
3. Supports Healthy Skin:
Vitamin C is one of the essential nutrients in Pear fruit that supports healthy skin. Vitamin C in the fruit makes the skin healthy because it will moisturize the skin and moisturized skin tends to prevent the skin from related conditions such as dry skin.
4. Protects The Heart:
Fiber is a substance in Pear fruit that protects the heart because it plays a major role in reducing bad cholesterol or LDL. The reduction of bad cholesterol means to maintain the heart function as well as prevents it from several conditions like heart attack and stroke.
5. Improves Digestive System:
Pear fruit may improve digestive system since it is equipped with soluble fiber. The nutrient is popular to improve digestive system and helps the other nutrients to be absorbed well in the body. Consequently, it improves overall health.
6. Helps to lose weight:
The benefit of Pear fruit to lose weight is related to the nutrient called soluble fiber. The fiber makes stomach feel full and it prevents you from eating more foods that can lead to overweight. Therefore, the fruit is good for weight loss but for the best result, it is better to do diet treatment as recommendation from the doctor.
7. Supports Dental Health:
Calcium does not only promote healthy bones but also supports dental health. Furthermore, it prevents the building of plaque including tooth decay. Those two conditions probably happen when the body lacks calcium and the teeth are not clean. Therefore, asides eating the fruit, brushing the teeth morning and night is important.
8. Reduces the risk of cancer:
Antioxidants in Pear fruit remove free radicals, then it lead to the reduction of cancer. Some cancer cells grow when the body has a weak immunity and as the fruit boosts immune system, it prevents the body from many other diseases including cancer.
9. Increases Mood:
Vitamin C is high in Pear fruit and it has is believed to increase mood. It stimulates the production of neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, which gives a great impact to a person’s mood. In addition, it also has the benefit for the function of brain.
10. Slows down the ageing:
As Pear fruit supports healthy skin, it slows down the aging process. The benefit also relates to vitamin C content in the fruit that eliminates the signs of aging like wrinkles as well as makes the skin smoother. Consequently, the fruit is good for women, as it links with good and healthy skin.
11. Relieves Pain:
Pear fruit relieves pain. On the other hand, it also can speed up the process of recovery of injuries or wounds. The benefit comes along with Vitamin C and links with the boosting of immune system.
12. Protects the eyes from cataract Problems:
Eye problem such as cataract can be managed with Pear fruit. It is because the condition commonly happens when the lens of human eye is having less of Vitamin C.