If you're watching your weight and trying to lose a few pounds or keep your weight steady and healthy, it's important to incorporate vitamin and fiber-rich fruits to your diet. Fiber helps stabilize blood sugar levels and can prevent your body from absorbing sugar from foods too fast. All fruits have benefits, but there's one high fiber fruit you can eat every day to see major health results.
Sweet and light Asian pears aren't just delicious, they contain an unbelievable amount of fiber that surpasses what you'll find in fruits like apples and bananas. One large Asian pear contains 116 calories, less than 0.6 grams fat, and 9.9 grams of fiber. Depending on your age and gender, you may need anywhere from 25 to 38 grams of fiber each day, so one Asian pear is providing an amazing 26.1-39.6 percent of your daily intake.
Can't find Asian pears at your local grocer? No sweat — avocados are a worthy substitute and one that packs in 10 grams of fiber per cup. That same cup of avo contains 21 grams of fat, which makes is something to consider if you're trying to cut your fat intake, but remember: that's all monosaturated fat (the "good" kind), which can lower bad cholesterol levels.