A healthy gut includes one that doesn’t make your visits to the bathroom uncomfortable or painful. A major dilemma affecting most Americans on an intermittent basis, but about four million Americans on a frequent basis, is constipation. Regular bowel movements are normally classified by gastroenterologists as having anywhere from three bowel movements a day to three bowel movements a week.
An important fruit to consume should you be suffering from constipation is pears. Pears are one of nature’s highest fiber foods, delivering six grams of total fiber per fruit, with a significant amount of that being insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is known to add bulk, and softness, and act as a gentle laxative to relieve episodes of constipation. Insoluble fiber is abundant specifically in fruit skins from pears.
Here are some creative ways to enjoy pears:
Try out some other ways to have fun with pears with Chai Poached Pears, Plant-Based Pear Cardamom Oats Smoothie, or this Cranberry Pear Butter Recipe.