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Benefits of Pears (Nashpati) And Its Side Effects

“Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it”—Heather Morgan, MS, NLC.

Pears are excellent sources of health promoting nutrients. Consuming pears assist in weight loss, reduce the risk of cancer development, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, help to treat diverticulosis , fight against free radicals, help to prevent osteoporosis, increases energy levels , etc.

Benefits of Pears (Nashpati) And Its Side Effects

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Pears (Nashpati)
Nutritional Value of Pears (Nashpati)
Health Benefits of Pears (Nashpati)
Improves digestion
Protection against free radicals
Acts as an agent of cancer prevention
Boosts immune system
Prevents Osteoporosis
Increase energy levels
Helpful for weaning children
Anti-inflammation action
Controls blood sugar level
Speeds up healing
Helps to improve circulation
Helps to keep the heart healthy
Uses of Pears (Nashpati)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pears (Nashpati)
Cultivation of Pears (Nashpati)

Pears (Nashpati)

Pears are curvaceous , sweet, juicy and are available in an array of colours from bright green to tawny red to sunset yellow type with an unusual texture which alters as its ripening stage appears. Some pears have a rounded body that taper into a neck of various lengths (European Pears) while some are completely round with no neck(Asian Pears). They have a smooth texture. Some pears possess sweet flavour while some have an aromatic one . Pears can be classified into Asian Pears (Pyrus pyrifolia) and European Pears(Pyrus communis). Asian pear varieties show a sandy texture which doesnot change after harvesting or storage while European pears turn juicy when they ripen. The pear belongs to any of tree or shrub species of genus Pyrus in the family Rosaceae. It is also the name of the pomaceous fruit of trees. There are several species of trees which are valued for their edible juices and fruits. The common varieties of pears are- Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc, Concorde, Seckel, Comice, Forelle, Starkrimson.

Nutritional Value of Pears (Nashpati)

Pears are nutrient dense fruits. A medium sized pear contains approximately hundred calories and is fat free. Pears are rich source of dietary fiber. A medium sized pear provide about fifteen percent of daily copper requirement. The skin of pear is mainly a concentrated source of phenolic phytonutrients. Pears have a high water content with negligible amount of protein. Pears are cholesterol free. They contain minerals like copper , calcium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium and iron. Pears are also filled with vitamins ( Vitamin A, C, D,K, E,B-12, B-6,), folates, pantothenic acid, and carbohydrates. The fruit excels in phytonutrient category. The list of phytonutrients contained in pear is as follows:- Hydroxybenzoic acid- chlorogenic acid, gentisic acid, syringic acid, vanilic acid; Hydroxycinnamic acid- coumaric acid, ferulic acid, 5-caffeoylquinic acid; Hydroxyquinones- arbutin; Flavanols- catechin, epicatechin; Flavonols- isorhamnetin, quercetin, kaempferol; Anthocyanins ( in red-skinned varieties); Carotenoids- beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin.

Health Benefits of Pears (Nashpati)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Pears (Nashpati)
Health Benefits of Pears (Nashpati)

Improves digestion

Most of the fiber content in pears is a non-soluble polysaccharide, which implies that it acts as a bulking agent in the intestines. This fiber helps to accumulate the food and adds bulk to it making it easier to pass through intestines. It also stimulates secretion of gastric and digestive juices. Thus it regulates bowel movements reducing chances of constipation and diarrhea.

Protection against free radicals

Presence of Vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin K and minerals like Copper battle against free radicals that damage the body cells.

Acts as an agent of cancer prevention

The fiber content of pear binds to the carcinogenic cells by removing them and consequently prevents colon cancer. After menopause, consuming a pear a day can keep away breast cancer in women.

Boosts immune system

The high content of antioxidants like Vitamin C and Copper support the immune system to fight against various health harming diseases.

Prevents Osteoporosis

Maintaining pH of the body and providing body with recommended amount of calcium are necessary to keep bones healthy and prevent Osteoporosis. Boron rich pears help in calcium absorption.

Increase energy levels

The high glucose content in pears give instant energy. It gets absorbed very quickly by the body and converts into energy.

Helpful for weaning children

Pear is recommended for weaning children because it is hypoallergenic and is low acidic fruit and hence it does not contain any digestion problem.

Anti-inflammation action

Pears have anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce inflammation of arthritis and other problems of such kind.

Controls blood sugar level

The fruit has low glycerine index and high fiber content which help to control sugar levels in blood and thus prevents diabetes. Certain flavenoids in pear improve insulin sensitivity. This decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes in men and women.

Speeds up healing

Vitamin C is an essential component for synthesizing new tissue in various organs of the body. Ascorbic acid helps to speed up healing. Pears contain high levels of ascorbic acid and thus acts as catalyst to speed up the healing process.

Helps to improve circulation

Pear can be very beneficial for patients suffering from anaemia and other mineral deficiency diseases because it contains a high amount of copper and iron. Copper facilitates the uptake of minerals into the system and iron helps in synthesis of red blood cells.

Helps to keep the heart healthy

Pear contains potassium which is a well-known vasodilator. Thus it can significantly affect heart health. It helps to lower blood pressure reducing strain on cardiovascular system and thus lower the chance of heart attacks and atherosclerosis. It increases blood flow to all body parts which oxygenates the organs improving their function. Potassium in pears act as a fluid regulator. Hence, it keeps body hydrated and ensures balance of essential fluids in the various cells and organs of the body.

Uses of Pears (Nashpati)

Pears are beneficial for maintaining skin health. It very effectively treats oily skin if used with fresh cream and honey. Pears help to get acne free skin and are also effective as natural scrub. Pears are also used to treat and tame freezy hair. They restore the lost shine and reduce hair dryness. Pears are also used to prepare jams and jellies.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Pears (Nashpati)

Regular and moderate consumption of pear is beneficial to health. But too much consumption can be harmful. Pears are good source of dietary fiber. But too much of fibers is bad for digestive health because it interferes with absorption of nutrients in the body. High levels of Vitamin C can give rise to complications like diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, abdominal bloating and headache. High levels of antioxidants can increase the risk of cancer. In a study conducted in the 2011 among 35,500 men, it was found that increased level of Vitamin E can be a cause of increased risk of prostate cancer. High levels of Vitamin A can cause blurry vision, bone swelling, poor apetite, dizziness, bone pain etc. Pears are safe when taken in a moderate amount. Pears have less chances of allergenic reactions. But there are cases where patients have been reported to develop allergenic reactions.

Cultivation of Pears (Nashpati)

Pears are one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruits which are loved by almost all generations. The pyrus species are native to Northern Hemisphere of the ancient world. European and East Asian species are native to Eastern Europe and South Western Asia while East and North Asian species are native to Eastern Asia including China , Japan and ManAuria. Pyrus pyrifolia originated in China from where it was brought to Amritsar’s village by Chinese Merchants. It is the fifth most widely produced fruit in the world. It is mainly produced in China, Europe and United States. Pear trees grow from 20-50 feet tall, depending on variety. European pears ripen in late summer. Asian pears ripen generally from late summer to early autumn. Most pears grow in full sun to light shade. Slight variations may occur according to varieties. In areas with mild climates, pears tolerate salty and coastal environment. Pears can grow in loamy, sandy or clay soils though they grow best in rich well drained loamy soil having pH less than 8.5. Alkaline soil is unfit for pear growth. Pears can be grown successfully at 1200-1800 meter above sea level. It can tolerate very low temperature as well as high temperatures during summers.

Popular Questions & Answers

Sir I have suffering from PCOS. Please help some remedies to control my PCOS. And patanjali which can help in reducing my PCOS. My height is 5.0 and weight is 49. Doctor please give me a ayurvedic remedies to fight with this PCOS disease. Allopathy does not work good for it. I have tried it when I take the medicine I feel better my period are regular. Once I stop my Allopathy medicine again I have to face irregular periods and pain in lower abdomen. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), C.R.A.V
Ayurveda, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user Chauhan, There are some Ayurvedic Medicines in Kerala tradition which are very effective and helpful in curing PCOS and related difficulties. By taking a detailed online consultation with us, we can help you by giving a medical prescription for curing this problem. In the meantime you can go through some diet tips which is helpful for curing this problem along with the medications Wishing you a speedy recovery. Try to reduce the following things from your diet. - White rice, Potatoes, Refined flour And Bakery products. Milk Soy products Red meat, Dairy products Repeatedly Cooked Oil, Processed Foods Alcohol, Caffeine, Nicotine and Other Addictive Agents. Follow these more _Whole grain- Eg. Ragi, ShashtIka shaali (red rice) etc. Green leafy vegetables Apples, Pears, Grapes, Oranges, Plums, Prunes Dry Fruits- Dates, Figs And Raisins. Carrots, Capsicum, Beet, Salads Etc. Sprouts Nuts, Olive oil, Oily fish etc. Small, Frequent and Healthy Meals with Plenty of Daily Water Intake. You can also have Vit B12 supplements.

On my face have so many black spots and pimples and face wnt to white wt is the reason for this.

B.A.M.S, MD (Ayu.) Kayachikitsa
Ayurveda, Shimla
Thanks for contacting with your health concern 1. Initially get an appointment with a Dermatologist for necessary examination and investigation. 2. Please check with your hormonal profile. 3. Any mental stress or addiction? 4. Please mention about your age since if you are young it is in “pitta” time which is related to Digestive system thus following considerations [natural] are recommended i. Triphala helps balance all the doshas and clean up the digestive system [take 5gm with lukewarm water at bedtime [night] ii. Avocado is a good source of Vitamin E and Vitamin C: thus natural moisturizer and anti inflammatory fruit. Iii. Clean the Pimple area with apple cider vinegar, Leave it for one hour and then wash with lukewarm water. Iv. Tomatoes having astringent and antioxidant properties help heal acne scars. [use them as facial masks] v.Lemons [ for blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night], Apples (antioxidant), Pears (regulate pH balance), Banana (probiotic) vi. Spinach contains Vitamin A [most important vitamin for the skin] and also helps to stop the production of sebum [ who suffer from oily skin] vii. Cucumber: since both Vitamin A and C are found in cucumbers [reason of use in skin care products]. Viii. Raw carrots: not only are an excellent source of vitamins, but also of magnesium and minerals. [both cucumber and carrot can be eaten and used as face mask] PS. For further indepth deitary regime, natural [home remedies] and result oriented medicine (s) kindly consult me on Lybrate itself.

I have bp problem, can I eat egg white, please suggest me what should I maintain I and my diet to keep fit & energetic because I am daily office worker.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, U need to opt certain natural norms to control BP, other than medication. • if You are over weight ,please try to reduce your weight to get rid of your BP, by reducing cholesterol level. • Go for a brisk walk in d morning to restore blood circulation to check your cholesterol level & BP. • Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish your entire body to feed your heart, too,reducing cholesterol level   • Tk, plenty of water ,free from conteminants to hydrate your body and to regulate metabolism to burn fats cells, fast to curb cholesterol level under control. • Your diet be regular, easily digestible, non- irritant, simple on time.    •Tk, apples,carrots, milk (skimmed, spinach,papaya  •  Avoid, junk food, nicotine,caffiene, alcohol,pizza, burgers,cookies, butter,ghee. To check cholesterol: #  opt olive oil which reduces LDL, soluble fibres, oats # Tk, fruits:Pears, apples,strawberries, grapes. # tk, vegetables: carrots, tomatoes,Beens zinger, green leafy veg. # Tk, Green tea - 3/4 cups. # Tk, spices: garlic, Cadman,cinnamon, brown rice, cereals. * Homoeopathy can stand as  a reliable friend of yours, in need.  • Your feed back will highly b appreciated for further follow up, please. Tk care.
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Which soap is recommended for both face and body for a female above 30 years, dry skin with acne marks. Kindly suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Soaps with glycerin content like dove or Pears is good for dry skin .After bath apply coconut oil and it will make skin look supple

I am using pears pure and gentle glycerine soap. Is it good for dry, sensitive, black skin. I want my skin in to white colour.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Remember no soap or cream can lighten your skin tone, just tanning accumulated can be reduced. Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 in morning .Glycerin soap is good for dry skin.

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Health Benefits Of Williams Pears

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Health Benefits Of Williams Pears

1.    Williams pears can help individuals fight infections.

Williams pears are a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful natural water-soluble antioxidant that helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and eliminates cancer-causing free radicals in the body.

2.     Williams pears can help slow down aging.

Adequate vitamin C can also create and maintain collagen, an essential protein found in hair and skin.

3.     Williams pears are a rich source of antioxidants.

Williams pears contain many antioxidants like vitamin C and chlorogenic acid. Antioxidants seek and neutralize typical cell-harming free radicals that can destroy cells or turn them into cancer cells.

4.     Williams pears will improve digestive health.

Williams pears are a good source of fiber. Dietary fiber can help prevent constipation, making one’s bowel movement easier to manage. Fiber can also scrape cholesterol out of the arteries and blood vessels. One Williams pear contains 5 grams of dietary fiber. The daily recommended dietary fiber intake for men and women are 38 grams and 25 grams, respectively.

5.     Williams pears can help maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Williams pears have a great potassium to sodium ratio. One Williams pear contains 176 milligrams of potassium, compared to 1.5 milligrams of sodium. This helps the blood vessels relax and maintains proper blood pressure.

 

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10 Fibre Rich Foods You Must Eat!

Certificate In Food / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Dehradun
10 Fibre Rich Foods You Must Eat!

Fibre is crucial for proper digestion and 85 % immunity of the human body is due to digestion alone. Scientists have recently concluded after years of study that the human brain and gut are indeed connected. This leads us to the question whether we are looking after our guts to stay healthy and fit for years to come?

Consider modern diets have left millions worldwide with deficiency of fibre. And, this is really alarming because high - fibre foods help to guard against cancer, heart disease, kidney stones, PMS, obesity and diabetes.

Fibre comes in two varieties- soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre turns to gel in the stomach, slowing digestion, which helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Insoluble fibre remains untouched all the way to the large intestine aiding in proper evacuation of the GI tract. Since fibre is never absorbed into the body, you have to eat sufficient quantities of it every day. Experts suggest that you need 25-38 gm of fibre each day in your diet. But how do you get this amount?

Here are a list of 10 high- fibre foods for jacking-up fibre content

  1. Legumes like split peas or ‘dals’: Fibre content - 163.3g per cup.  Eaten as a staple food in India, split peas are full of proteins and fibre. They can be had in soup, stewand and dal form.
  2. Lentils like quinoa: Fibre content - 15.6g per cup. They are also a good source of protein, iron, folate, manganese and phosphorous.
  3. Artichokes: Fibre -10.3 10.3g per medium vegetable. The reservoir of vitamins A, C, E, B, K, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, Artichokes are one of the top highest antioxidant foods.
  4. Peas: Fibre - 88.8g per cup. They are also filled with protein, Omega-3s, vitamins and folates and contain insoluble fibre.
  5. Broccoli: Fibre -5.1 5.1g per cup. A  power packed cruciferous vegetable, full of anti-oxidants.
  6. Brussels sprouts: Fibre -4.1 4.1g per cup. Contains balance of soluble and insoluble fibre apart from nutrients like vitamins C, K, B1, B2, B6, folate and manganese.
  7. Oatmeal: Fibre 4g per cup. Great for breakfast with milk!
  8. Flax seeds: Fibre -3 3g per tablespoon. Tonnes of nutrients are packed in the humble flax seeds. They contain protein, thiamine, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, Omega-3 fatty acids and fibre. They reduce cholesterol and help ease symptoms of menopause.
  9. Avocados: Fibre 67.7g per half fruit raw. Pack with the goodness of vitamin C, E, B6, folate, vitamin K and potassium. Contain healthy fats that help to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  10. Pears: Fibre - 55.5 g per medium fruit. This fruit contains Omega-6 fatty acids which help keep the cells in brain and nerves healthy. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.
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Relief from Constipation Naturally

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ambala
Relief from Constipation Naturally

Constipation is emerging as a common disease of the digestive tract. Constipation can make your bowels movement irregular and as a result it is not completely emptied. Constipation can lead to many diseases by producing the toxins in the body. Constipation weakens the vital organs and lowers the immunity of the body. Appendicitis, rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure and cancer are a few of the diseases in which chronic constipation plays an important part. The number of motions for normal health depends from person to person.The following are some insights on understanding constipation its causes,symptoms and home remedies to relieve constipation naturally.

 

How do I treat the constipation? 

The following home remedies will treat the constipation.

Diet: The most important factor in curing constipation is a natural and simple diet. This should consist of unrefined food such as whole grain cereals, bran, honey and lentils; green leafy vegetables, like spinach, beans, lettuce, celery, asparagus, carrot.

 

Water: drinking water regularly keeps you hydrated, relieves the constipation by cleans the system and  eliminate the poisons from the body. Normally six to eight glasses of water should be taken daily as it is essential for digesting and dissolving food nutrients so that they can be absorbed and utilized by the body.

Fruits: Generally all fruits, except banana and jack fruit, are beneficial in the treatment of constipation.

Pears are beneficial in the treatment of constipation.

Guava fruit when eaten with seeds, gives roughage to the diet and helps in the normal evacuation of the bowels.

Grapes: have also proved highly beneficial in overcoming constipation. The grapes have the cellulose; natural sugar and organic acid make them a natural laxative fruit. Not only they clean the bowel, but also tones up the stomach and intestines to relieve the chronic constipation.

Linseed: is extremely useful in difficult cases of constipation. One teaspoon of linseed with warm water should be taken at night for bulk and lubrication.

Dry fruits: Such as figs, raisins, apricots and dates.

Proper chewing: The diet alone is not enough. Food should be properly chewed-each morsel for at least 20 times.

Exercise: Simple exercises like walking, swimming strengthens the abdominal muscles and prevent the constipation.

Yoga: Certain yoga asana like bhujangasana, halasana, shalabhasana, yogamudra, dhanurasana also help to bring relief from constipation as they strengthen the abdominal and pelvic muscles and stimulate the peristaltic movement of the bowels.

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Pears may improve heart functions

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Pears may improve heart functions

Mets is a cluster of major cardiovascular risk factors highly linked to the development of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

Pears are excellent source of fibre and a good source of vitamin c for only 100 calories per serving further research is needed to confirm the antihypertensive effects of fresh pears as well as to assess their impact on vascular function
 

type diabetes
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what fruits you should be eat and not eat in diabetes.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
what fruits you should be eat and not eat in diabetes.

Many fruits are rich in micronutrients, essential vitamins, fibre content and antioxidants along with that fruits occupy more space and less in calories so makes your tummy full and gives you feeling of satiety or fullness.

Most of the fruits have high fiber content , it comes in soluble or insoluble form. both forms are indigestible. They forms a bulk & increase water content of stool making it softer and easily movable in Gastrointestinal tract. High fiber diet reduces cardiovascular morbidity & mortality.

Diabetic person should avoid eating fruits with high glycemic index i.e. those fruits which readily digest in stomach and raises your blood sugars more than others like Mango, Chikoo, Banana (Green), Grapes, Custard Apple, etc.

Also one should avoid drinking fruit juices as condensation process increases sugar content of juice as well as a glass of juice is roughly equivalent to eating 2-3 fruits at a time. It is always better to eat a fresh fruit instead of drinking a fruit juice added with or without preservatives.

Managing blood sugars by diabetic person is all about balancing food intake. For example suppose Person (A) who is diabetic had four bread slices at breakfast at 9.00 AM and his blood sugars measured at 11.00 AM found out to be 300 mg/dl. If the same person (A) divides those breakfast into 2 halves and take 2 bread slices at 8.00 AM and 2 bread slices at 10.00 AM then his blood sugar roughly remains around 130 mg/dl. In this example the food intake is not decreased but instead it is divided into small quantity and consumed frequently.

Normally we consume most of the meal in the first 20 mins of starting a meal so eating a fruit before meal delays food intake and gives feeling of fullness or satiety earlier. That eventually leads to consumption of less food at meal so less calorie intake and helps to loose weight.

Many colorful fruits like berries are rich in antioxidants ( Lycopen, Beta-carotene, etc.) . In diabetes high blood sugar values causes damage to nerves, retina, blood vessels and other systems via specific pathways. One of them is through generating free oxygen radical species, these anti-oxidants reacts with such harmful oxygen radicals and scavenger them thus minimizes the tissue damage in diabetes.

What fruits to eat in diabetes ?

Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries etc. all berries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and low in carbohydrates.
Peaches are rich in vitamin A & C , Potassium and fiber.
Apple a day keeps doctor away. Apples are rich in fiber, vitamin C & low in carb. don’t peel the skin as it contains antioxidants.
Oranges are great in vitamin C, low in carb, contains potassium and folate, other citrus fruits like grapefruits are also equally good to eat.
Pears good in potassium and fiber.Other fruits like apricot , guava are also rich vitamin A and good to eat .
Eating Fruits before meals helps you to loose weight & control your blood sugars. Making a habit of it helps a lot to obese individuals and known diabetic people.

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Table of Content

Pears (Nashpati)
Nutritional Value of Pears (Nashpati)
Health Benefits of Pears (Nashpati)
Improves digestion
Protection against free radicals
Acts as an agent of cancer prevention
Boosts immune system
Prevents Osteoporosis
Increase energy levels
Helpful for weaning children
Anti-inflammation action
Controls blood sugar level
Speeds up healing
Helps to improve circulation
Helps to keep the heart healthy
Uses of Pears (Nashpati)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pears (Nashpati)
Cultivation of Pears (Nashpati)