We’ve long been told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
But now, researchers have discovered a pear a day keeps the pounds away.
A new study found that pears are associated with lower body weight.
People who consume pears are 35 per cent less likely to be obese, scientists discovered.
The study also found that pear consumption is associated with higher diet quality.
Pears are an ‘excellent source’ of fiber, in addition to being a good source of vitamin C.
A single medium pear contains nearly 24 per cent the daily fiber recommendations – and is only 100 calories.
The fruit is also free of fat, cholesterol and sodium – and contains 190 mg of potassium.
Eating one medium fresh pear each day has a positive effect on nutrient intake.
The fruit has higher percentages of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, copper and potassium, and leads to higher mean intakes of total sugars.