Yes, the very nutritious fruit of which I speak is PEARS !!! When my husband was first diagnosed back in 2006 and was unable to eat due to his being very ill, his doctor told him even if he could not eat the delicious hospital food or any other type of food that his family most readily would bring to him, first and foremost he should force himself to eat "pears". Why pears????
His doctor told us that a pear consists of very rich nutrients, it is a quick source of energy and helps the body retain much needed calcium.
It is very rich in vitamin C and helps protect the body's cells from oxygen related damage caused by free radicals. It helps reduce blood pressure and the possibility of stoke.
Eating pears help protect women against postmenopausal breast cancer and it's high pectin level helps reduce the bodies cholesteral levels.
Note for cancer patients
So.......upon the doctor's advice I've been buying pears for my husband ever since. While eating raw ones are more beneficial, they are not readily available in our area in their freshest state until late July and August. There for awhile it was pears for dinner, supper and as a snack. Needless to say, at times my husband has absolutely NO desire for pears....LOL...., but when he's not feeling well, he knows that it's one of the best foods he can eat, and he does!
So, I'd suggest you'd get some for your cupboard to eat whenever your appetite is not good or when you need a boost of energy. Keep them refrigerated as cold pears seem to go down much easier.
OK....I'm off to the grocery....it's Pear Season in our area and there's nothing better for the entire family then fresh pears!!!!