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The high-fiber, heart-healthy pear fruit stands out for its taste and nutritional value. Pixabay

If eating healthier and weight loss are priorities in the new year, find out how a pear a day keeps your pounds away and why you should choose this fruit every day in 2020.

The high-fiber, heart-healthy pear stands out for its taste and nutritional value. Here are a few benefits suggested by Pear Bureau Northwest:

Adding this juicy fruit in your day to day diet can make a huge difference, be it managing metabolic syndrome problems, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, even cancers or something as simple as weight management which almost all of us want to take care of.

Pears are rich in antioxidants and fibers, deficiency of which can cause something as minor as constipation or as major as cancer.

Talking of gut health, the dietary fiber found in pears helps the digestive tract run smoothly and keeps us regular. Pears being high in fiber almost acts like a broom moving through our system removing toxins and bad cholesterol from the body.

Pear fruit is rich in antioxidants. Pixabay

This lovely bell-shaped fruit is also an excellent source of vitamin C. A pear has around 8 mg of vitamin, an antioxidant that lends a hand to cell repair and cell regeneration. The vitamin also gives a powerful boost to our immune system and our skin, teeth, and bones. Have acne? Eat a pear!

If you tend to eat a lot of sodium-heavy processed foods like sauces, you might want to bite into a pear. Incorporating potassium-rich foods like pears help to flush out excess sodium from the body.

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A medium pear has about 206 mg of the nutrient. Adding more potassium to cut down sodium can also help reduce your risk of high blood pressure.

Convinced enough to indulge in a pear? Go for this juicy fruit. (IANS)


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According to Prabhu Ram, Head, Industry Intelligence Group, CMR, driven by the pandemic and the associated accelerated pivot to remote work, learn and unwind culture, PCs have been witnessing heightened demand. "Despite the current supply chain constraints, PCs are here to stay in the new never normal. In the run-up to the festive season, established PC market leaders will continue to leverage their brand salience and gain market share," Ram told IANS.

a computer chip close up According to industry experts, the issue with smartphone makers entering the laptop category is two-fold. | Photo by Manuel on Unsplash

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